The Kilik pass (4,827 m or 15,837 ft high; 37° 05 N; 74° 41′ E) lies at about 30km west of the Mintika pass. Kilik and Mintika pass together served as a ancient entry point from China to India. Karavans and traders coming from China and Afghanistan through the ancient Silk Route prefered the Kilik Pass . The area is glacier free and grass covered which provided enough pasture land for the horses, yaks and camels of Karavans and domestic animals alike. Still today, the area around Haaq and Sad Buldi, near Kilik provides some of the best grazing for the Misgari’s livestock.
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(The pictures were taken by Mir Baz Khan and Jabbar Khan during the study tour of the teachers of F.G Boys High School, Gulmit to Klik, during August 2008)
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