Thu, 06 Jun | Kargil

Explore Aryan Valley

There are villages of Batalik, Darchik and Garkon. These villages are situated on the northern bank of Indus on the road to Baltistan. Here is found a community which for thousands of years have lived in isolation in their inaccessible villages.
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Explore Aryan Valley

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06-Jun-2019, 9:00 am IST – 20-Jun-2019, 1:00 pm IST
Kargil, Kargil 194103

About the Event

Curated Self Drive Expedition to ladakh region via off beat route of aryan village and nubra valley. Some routes are so rarely used by civilians, you may not cross even a single vehicle for more then 20-30 km stretch. There are villages of Batalik, Darchik and Garkon. These villages are situated on the northern bank of Indus on the road to Baltistan. Here is found a community which for thousands of years have lived in isolation in their inaccessible villages.

They are the 1800 strong Brokpa tribe. The community calls itself Minaro (meaning Aryan) , but are popularly known as Brokpa. They are part of the Dards some of whom are found in islolated pockets in India and POK. Brokpas have maintained their purity of race and culture without being hostile to the influence from the outside world. Strong social rules and a pride in their ancestory has helped preserve their way of life and genetic uniqueness.

A Brokpa tribal is identified by a colourful headgear called Tepi that has various colourful props attached, embellished with colourful berry flowers. The Tepi is also an instrument that wards evil eye. The women wear heavy metal, gold and silver jewellery along with full length sheep skin capes and sheep wool pheran . Old metal coins are part of the accessory. The men mostly wear maroon gowns with cummerbunds.There is a belief that metal worn on the body prevents sickness.

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