Chilas is a small town located in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan on the left side of river Indus. It is part of the Silk Road connected by the Karakoram Highway which links it to Islamabad in the south via Dassu, Besham, Battagram, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, and Hasan Abdal. In the north, Chilas is connected to the Chinese cities of Tashkurgan and Kashgar via Gilgit, Aliabad, Sust, and the Khunjerab Pass.
Chilas is a small town along the famous Karakorum Highway. It is located at a height of about 3000 feet above sea level at the foot of Nanga Parbat which stands as a wall against the monsoon winds leaving no rain for Chilas. This fact make Chilas dry and rough very hot in Summer 52 degrees centigrade and very cold in winter -10 degrees with chill winds.
There are in excess of 20,000 bits of shake illustrations and petroglyphs up and down the Karakoram Highway in Northern Areas of Pakistan that are assembled at ten noteworthy destinations amongst Hunza and Shatial. The carvings were left by different intruders, brokers and explorers who go along the exchange course, and in addition by local people. The most punctual go back to in the vicinity of 5000 and 1000 BC, indicating single creatures, triangular men and chasing scenes in which the creatures are bigger than the seekers. These carvings were pecked into the stone with stone instruments and are secured with a thick patina that demonstrates their age.
Besham – Chilas 200 Kilometers
200 Kilometers ordinarily takes 8 – 9 Hours with stops at Dassu and Shatia you may see the stone attracting from fourth to eighth century at Shatial along the bank of stream Indus. Besham to Chilas is a wonderful drive.
Chilas to Gilgit 130 Kilometers
Chilas to Gilgit is an extremely grand drive on Karakorum Highway the street is exceptionally beautiful and has a great deal to offer.