The award winning 900 year old Altit Fort is one of the oldest human settlements in Northern Pakistan and was the first capital of the former state of Hunza. Perched on the edge of a high rock face above the Hunza River in the ancient village of Altit Khun, Karimabad, the Fort was
built to protect Hunza from outside forces and to ensure the survival of feudal regimes.
In 2007 after an extensive restoration project by the Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan, Altit Fort opened as a museum, culture centre, cafe and also houses the offices of a successful Women’s Social Enterprise. Visitors to Altit Fort can wander the cobbled streets of the surrounding settlement of Altit Khun and enjoy traditional Hunza food at the Kha Basi Cafe located in the Fort’s lush garden and apricot orchard.
Historical tours of Altit Fort run from 9.30am to 5.30pm, 7 days a week.