I think we just cannot get enough of Hunza, it has so much to offer from it’s scenic views to breathtaking mountain ranges and the impressive structures it displays.
As we have talked about the Altit Fort in are previous blog and how due to a dispute in the royal family Baltit Fort came into existence. In this blog I will get in detail about what impression it has on you when you start to walk on that rocky small bazar towards the Baltit Fort.
You can find all the fancy stuff on Wikipedia like it was an ancient fort, made its place in the UNESCO world heritage site list in 2004blah blah. Today I will not get into that kind of details. I will let you know how it feels when you see Baltit Fort for the first time.
As you start your way up to Baltit Fort, the passage has so much detail in it that it takes you back in time and community that live by, vanders are so welcoming that you forget that you are so far away from your home. The passage all the way is built from big blocks of rocks.
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach Baltit Fort from where you park your car but in this short period of time you come across some amazing piece of architectures, you encounter ancient tribes their way of living and the handmade souvenirs they had to offer. And do not forget to taste the cherry they have, I am sure that you can not find that anywhere else in the world.
After getting your ticket, which for your information is used for the infrastructure of the Baltit Fort, a group of six to seven people will be assigned a guide, and they will make sure that you get your fact and figures right about the Baltit Fort and get rid of all the misconception you have.
This will be a in depth tour of the fort, starting from where they store their food to where the put their prisoner, I will not get into more detail about the tour I’ll leave some surprises for you.
Baltit Fort in not like other abandoned forts it is a lot more as it has still saved and well kept it heritage, which is displayed in different parts of the Fort.
This site should be on your list, when you visit Hunza. You will be amazed how sometimes looking back in history change your way of thinking.