(Last Updated On: April 21, 2020)


The Cold Desert Skardu known as  Katpana Desert,Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, is the world’s highest desert.

The sand dunes in Katpana village, also known as cold desert skardu, are a wonder in itself. Strong winds shift the dunes as quickly as nomads. At this high altitude and cold region, this desert holds strange a attraction.

Skardu Valley is 7,500 feet above sea level in Balistan. Skardu Valley  is a great place to mountain trek and a fishermen’s dream come true with an abundant stock of wild fresh water trout to catch with a backdrop of the great apexes of the Karakoram mountain range to relish.

How to Reach there ?
You can reach Skardu by air, as the airport is operational in Skardu for last many years now. You can also reach there by road. It depends on the time you have to spend in this area and your own preference. The road route is very beautiful. It is through the Karakoram Highway which lies beside the Indus track for most of its being. You can reach Skardu in 2 days while coming by road. The 2 day journey will be an unforgettable one for you. Reach Skardu by air or by road, you will like the place either ways.

skardu airportWhen to Visit ?
It is better if you visit Skardu in the summers because it is extremely cold in winters. The most interesting point about Skardu is that it possesses a sandy desert area. You will find huge sand plains here in Skardu. The place is a tourist’s favorite. You will find the people of Skardu to be very understanding and the general atmosphere is welcoming. Although you can find all the things required for daily use in the markets of this city, it is better if you carry your medicines with you. Keep warm clothes with you. In winters you may need excessive warm clothes because the place is really cold in winters. You can enjoy peaceful vacations here at Skardu. It is a lovely place to be.