The Katpana Desert at Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, this desert is otherwise called the “Cool Desert”.
There are sand ridges in Skardu around the Indus stream. This desert extended from the Khaplu Valley to Nubra Ladakh and Shigar Skardu valley to Zanskar, Pakistan. Be that as it may, the biggest desert zone is found in Skardu and Shigar valley. Privately called Biana Naqpo and Katpana biana. Katpana Desert is situated close Skardu Airport while Shigar desert is situated while in transit to Shigar valley.