The Cold Desert Skardu referred to as Katpana Desert,Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, is that the world’s highest desert. The sand that’s white, granular and very fine is as spectacular as a result of the desert regions in any a district of the earth. At this high altitude (14000 feet above sea level) and cold region, this desert holds strange a attraction. Skardu may be a ten kilometres wide and forty kilometres long natural depression, at the confluence of the Indus and also the Shigar Rivers.