Chilas (Gilgit Baltistan)

Chilas is the capital town of Diamer district on the Karakoram Highway on the left side of the Indus River. It connects Gilgit through Mansehra, at the distance of 475 km from Islamabad via Besham through KKH. It is also accessible via Naran in less time, the road via Naran by crossing Babusar Top is now in good condition. The weather conditions in Chilas are normally dry and hot in the summer season.

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Chilas is the capital town of Diamer district on the Karakoram Highway on the left side of the Indus River. It connects Gilgit through Mansehra, at the distance of 475 km from Islamabad via Besham through KKH. It is also accessible via Naran in less time, the road via Naran by crossing Babusar Top is now in good condition. The weather conditions in Chilas are normally dry and hot in the summer season.

Chilas Map

Chilas Gallery

Landsliding near Chilas

Landsliding is much common in Gilgit-Baltistan and due to landsliding, most of the roads in Gilgit-Baltistan, remain block for number of hours or even for number of days. Temporary roads are constructed to move the traffic and it takes number of days to repair the road in good conditions. On Karakoram Highways, number of tunnels are constructed in landsliding areas to avoid road blockages.

KKH a passage in Mountains

KKH passes through the mighty mountains with sharp clifs and stone cuts on the top of vehicle. Along the KKH, it gives number of beautiful views of landscape, river, bridges, etc.

Barren Mountains Chilas

Chilas landscape is full of dry and barren mountains, which gives more colorful and pictureous views.

KKH Chilas

KKH is the main connecting road to Gilgit-Baltistan, that starts from Mensehra, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and leads to China.

KKH in Chillas

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