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Full moon snow mountain shigarthang skardu

At 12,000 ft above the sea level, Shigarthang, located in Skardu, Pakistan, is believed to be among the highest human settlements in the world. Nearly 150 houses made by stacks of stones and woods keep together some 1,500 inhabitants who are facing the harshness of cold weather for centuries.

When the temperature goes beyond minus 25 Celsius in the shrilling winters, these people lock themselves in their houses and survive on the preserved barley, milk and butter from their animals.

With snow all over as heavy as 10 feet, for several months, these people remain in the state of desolation.

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Shigarthang Skardu Asia Pakistan