The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert or Biama Nakpo, is a high-altitude desert located near Skardu, Gilgit−Baltistan, Pakistan. The desert contains large sand dunes that are sometimes covered in snow during winter.,
The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert, or Biama Nakpo, is a high-altitude desert at a distance of 16 Kms from Skardu. It is a 30 minutes drive on scenic Shigar road. Located at an altitude of 2226 meters, the Katpana desert of Skardu and Shigar is ranked as the world's highest cold desert.
ANSWER: Ladakh is known as the cold desert of India.02-Jul-2018
The weather of Skardu is always cold and arid. Due to the fact that vast mountains surround Skardu, it is cold even in the summers. Therefore, the scorching heat of the lowland Pakistan does not reach there.08-Oct-2021
Pakistan hosts five deserts which were historical forests. They include the Thar Desert in Sindh, the Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur (Punjab), the Thal Desert in Bhakkar (Punjab), the Kharan Desert in Balochistan, and the Katpana Desert in Skardu (Gilgit-Baltistan).