Altit Fort is located in in Upper Karimabad on the banks of the Hunza River inHunza District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It is at an altitude of 1000 feet above the Hunza River.
The fort was built by the “Mir of Hunza” to assert his power and majesty over the “Mir” of the neighbouring state of Nagar. And since about the 11th century, it has been standing majestically on the Karakoram mountains. The “Hunting Tower” of the fort are about 900 years old, making it special and the oldest monument in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Apart from this, ancient pots and boxes of the royal family are here in different rooms. A centuries-old cooking vessel and an old wooden box with several ‘Swastika‘ symbols are here. The Swastika symbol used in Aryan times to represent the four basic elements of air, fire, water and soil.
The royal guest houses inside the fort have converted into a small museum. In which rare photographs related to the royal family and Hunza are on display. On the roof above is a hunting tower, a wooden window and a small room. Outside the fort there are beautiful ponds of green water, handicraft shops, cafes and beautiful houses.