Khaplu Palace & Residence
Khaplu Palace & Residence (KPR) offers guests the privilege of experiencing a unique complex of historical buildings dating back to 1840s. These historical monuments have been brought back to life following a carefully designed strategy of adaptive re-use and restoration. This Palace was restored by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCS-P) in conjunction with Tourism Promotion Services (Pakistan) Limited.
Khaplu Palace & Residence is located at the upper side of the Khaplu Town; a beautiful part of the Baltistan region. Its picturesque seating, attractive landscape and culturally dominated features are ideal for explorers, researchers, adventurers and those with a love for nature and culture and for leisure activities.
In a region rich in cultural heritage, Khaplu Palace is certainly the finest surviving example of a Royal Residence in Baltistan. It is located on the legendry route to the world’s greatest junction of three mighty glaciers at Concordia. In terms of architectural heritage and cultural expression, it has arguably more treasures than Shigar Fort, possibly as a result of its closeness to both Leh in Ladakh and Srinagar in Kashmir.
Khaplu Palace and Residence is a unique heritage Boutique Hotel which offers guests the opportunity to experience the restored original architecture of a 19th century Raja Palace, while enjoying the modern amenities and services of a luxury Hotel.