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Baltit Fort

Coordinates: 36°19′32″N 74°40′11″E / 36.325556°N 74.669722°E / 36.325556; 74.669722
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Baltit Fort
قلعہ بلتت
Baltit Fort is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Baltit Fort
Baltit Fort is located in Pakistan
Baltit Fort
General information
Town or cityKarimabad
CountryGilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Coordinates36°19′32″N 74°40′11″E / 36.325556°N 74.669722°E / 36.325556; 74.669722

Baltit Fort (Urdu: قلعہ بلتت) is a fort in the Hunza valley, near the town of Karimabad, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Founded in the 8th century CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004.[1]

The Mirs of Hunza abandoned the fort in 1945, and moved to a new palace down the hill. The fort started to decay which caused concern that it might possibly fall into ruin. Following a survey by the Royal Geographical Society of London a restoration programme was initiated and supported by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Support Programme. The programme was completed in 1996 and the fort is now a museum run by the Baltit Heritage Trust.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]



  • Biddulph John, Tribes of Hindoo Koosh, The Superintendent of Government Printing-Calcutta, India 1880, Reprint: Ali Kamran Publishers, Lahore-Pakistan, 1995.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baltit Fort UNESCO Tentative List - official website. Retrieved 05 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Baltit Fort | Pakistan Tourism Portal". paktourismportal.com. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ Baker, Aryn (27 June 2005). "Best of Asia: Baltit Fort Hunza Valley, India". Time Asia. Archived from the original on 12 September 2005. Retrieved 11 December 2006.

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