Welcome to Karimabad, a captivating town nestled amidst the majestic landscapes of the Hunza District in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Formerly known as Baltit, Karimabad was renamed in honor of Karim Aga Khan, a spiritual leader deeply respected by the local community. Despite the change, the town is still affectionately referred to by its original name.

Sitting at an elevation of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level, Karimabad boasts picturesque stone-walled terraces and steep-sloping terrain, adding to its unique charm.

Historically, Karimabad played a vital role as a stop for travelers on the ancient trade routes through the rugged Hindu Kush mountains. Today, it remains a testament to its rich heritage, offering stunning views of iconic peaks like Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden Peak, Ultar, Lady Finger, and Hunza Peak.

One of the town’s most notable landmarks is the historic Baltit Fort, visible from all corners of Karimabad. This architectural marvel stands as a symbol of the region’s rich history and is a must-visit for those exploring the area.

Accessed via the iconic Karakoram Highway from Gilgit, Karimabad welcomes you to explore its rich history, breathtaking vistas, and warm hospitality, promising an unforgettable experience at every turn.

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