Diamar (Gilgit Baltistan)

Diamer is the district of Gilgit-Baltistan on Karakoram Highway along the Indus River, it is the gateway of Gilgit-Baltistan from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province. The Chilas is the capital town in this district. One of the major importance of this city is the Nanga Parbat, which is the 9th highest mountain in the world, having a height of 8,126 meters.

It has a dry and hot climate zone, so mountains in this district are mostly barren and dry.

Diamer Map

Tour places in Diamer


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.

Tourism in Chilas

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows, a lush green plateau, is located at an altitude of 3,300 meters at the base of Nanga Parbat, giving a splendid view of The Killer Mountain, Nanga Parbat. It is situated at the distance of 410 km from Islamabad via Naran-Chilas Road, turn right on Karakoram Highway after Chilas toward Fairy Meadows, in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. From Raikot Bridge on Karakoram Highway, you have to hire a jeep to reach Tatoo village, then two to three-hour trekking, you will be in a heaven of earth, Fairy Meadows.

Tourism in Fairy Meadows

Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat, also known as Killer Mountain, is located on the border between Diamer and Astore districts. It is the 9th highest mountain in the world, having a height of 8,126 meters. It is the most difficult mountain to climb. The weather conditions here, are too much uncertain, within few minutes, it covers with clouds and temperature drops below freezing point.

Tourism in Nanga Parbat

Diamer Photo Gallery

KKH Diamer

KKH in Diamer, is passing through dry and barren mountains. KKH is the main connecting road to Gilgit-Baltistan, that starts from Mensehra, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and leads to China.

Streams flowing through Gorges

The most of the tributaries of the Indus River, are flowing through the narrow gorges, which are narrow passages inside the mountain ranges.

Indus River in Diamer

The main river in Diamar district is the Indus River that flows throughout the district. Karakorum Highway is running along the Indus River, and there are splendid beautiful scenic views along the passage.