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Chilas is a small town situated within the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan on the left side of river Indus. It is a part of the Silk Road connected by the Karakoram highway which links it to Islamabad within 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 comes under Gilgit-Baltistan. The weather is hot and dry in the summer and dry and cold in the winter. It can be reached through Karakoram highway and also from the Kaghan valley passing over the Babusar Pass. Chilas is set on the left bank of the mighty river Indus. Foreigners may need permission to travel in Chilas.