This Breathtaking Cold Desert In Skardu Is The Highest In The World & You Need To Check It Out At Least Once Before You Die

By Rameeza Ahmad | 6 Dec, 2018

Brb, booking my ticket to Skardu as we speak.

 

Did you know that there is a cold desert in Skardu?

And no, I don’t mean cold dessert like a caked Alaska, but like a cold version of the Sahara desert. And it is BEAUTIFUL.

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Source: wikimedia.org

 

Located at 7,303 feet above sea level, the Katpana desert is a cold desert

It’s beautiful enough to melt any heart. It stretches from Khaplu Valley to Zanskar. It is easily accessible from the Skardu airport and a lot of people visit the portion which is located near the airport.

Source: shugal.com

 

The stunning sand dunes of this desert are covered by snow during the winter months

Source: urduwire.com

 

The temperature in the desert can go as low as -25Ā°C between the months of December and January.

Source: wikimedia.org

 

And guess what? You can do glamorous camping here! There is a campsite called Glamp which has waterproof tents, attached bathroom and running hot water. Imagine sleeping under the stars in this BEAUTIFUL dessert.

Katpana Nights

Glamp at katpana desert, Skardu.

Gepostet von Glamp Pakistan am Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2018

Matlab, scene full on hai.Ā 

You would think a place as desolate and sparse as a desert wouldn’t inspire awe but somehow Katpana does. Being located in Skardu, not only is the temperature here pleasant but the snow-coveredĀ mountains provide for a beautiful backdrop as well.

We truly don’t’ appreciate our own country’s beauty enough, tbh.

I don’t know about you but I am already packing and booking my tickets for my next vacation. What are your plans for your next vacation? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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Cover Image Source: dawn.com/@huk06 via Twitter.com

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