A walk to Altit

A walk to Altit

Easy walk from Karimabad

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Overcrowding: Above average
Difficulty: Very gentle
Time: 1:30 h

If you would like to explore the old town and fortress in Altit, the best way to go there from Karimabad is by walk along not busy little road leading high above the Hunza valley. The views of the valley and in the direction of Ultar meadows or at Diran peak are very nice. In addition, it makes altogether only five kilometers to get there and back.

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The view from the pass

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The most important is to find the beginning of the path – then you cannot lose :-). Approximately 300 meters below the old town in Karimabad /where the highway turns right/ is a small detour to a small road leading to Sultanabad, or more precisely to Altit. From the pass (2360 m asl) the small road twists down to the bridge over the river flowing from Ultar meadows. After a little while you can see the goal of the trip – Altit fort (see the introductory photo of the photoreport).

The view from the pass

View of the massif of Ultar

Nearly all the photos westwards in the direction of massif of Ultar Peak have a strange perspective, because the photographer is reclining. The terrain rises in this direction really greatly.

View of the massif of Ultar

End of Hispar valley

Very nice view is on the other side of the valley, where the famous trek across Hispar pass ends.

End of Hispar valley

On the way

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It is really not possible to lose the way:-)

On the way

Diran Peak

After the evening return back to Karimabad you can nicely see the spike of Diran Peak (7266 m asl). Vertical sides of the Hispar valley end are truly monumental.

Diran Peak


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