Besham is the biggest town and business focus of the Shangla District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. The greater part of the populace comprises of Pashto-speaking Pashtuns. It is on the Silk Route interfacing Pakistan with China.
Sightseers go through Besham on the off chance that they are taking Karakoram Highway course for Hunza and Gilgit, as the primary course through the Kaghan Valley is frequently hindered because of overwhelming snowfall. A rest house, situated on the bank of the Indus River, is given by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation.