Chilas comes under Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the Headquarters of District Diamir. The weather is hot and dry in the summer and dry and cold in the winter. It can be reached through the Karakoram highway and also from the Kaghan valley passing over the Babusar Pass. Chilas is situated on the left bank of the mighty Indus River. The beautiful fairy meadows and Nanga Parbat, the seventh highest peak in the world, is also located in Chilas.