Buddhist Dah village, Dah-hanu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Dah-Hanu narow valley is a part of Indus river valley located about one full day trip – 100 miles (160 km) from capital of Ladakh – Leh.
Specific micro-climate helps local farmers to grow many different fruits and vegetables on the narrow slopes of this valley. Dard / Brokpa people in opposition to rest of Ladakh are Indo-European origin with unique custom of wearing hats with flowers during various festivals. Sometimes they are called “Flower people”. Brokpas from Dah are Buddhist.

I visited also neighbor village Sanjak inhabited by Muslim Dard/Brokpas. Here is a link to this gallery:

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/14/muslim-sanjak-village-dah-hanu-valley-ladakh-jammu-and-kashmir-india/

 

Full moon over Indus river gorge
Color stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Old traditional house with stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Method of drying grass in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Know AIDS for no AIDS Easy entry No exit Hate Aids not a patient of AIDS mural propaganda
A curiously goat looking through window in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Onion plant with green background in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Skyabapa guest house in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Beautiful guest house with green barley fields in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Peels of apricots drying in sun as popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
A roofs of traditional Ladakhi houses with yellow drying apricots and greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones with background greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Statue of tousand arm Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva in local monastery Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Local small monastery in Dha Hanu village place of Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village with drying apricots and blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
A old red post boxin Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional method of drying apricots on the house roof with modern solar cell kits in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya
Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign
Closeup of barley plant as grown in Ladakh India
Indus river and green trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house with buddhist prayer flags in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Open greenhouse for planting vegetables in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Angel s trumpet or Jimson weed Datura stramonium plant and flowers as grown in Himalayas
Two young Dard or Brokpa boys in modern clothes eating apricot fruits and one looking at camera Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Tied cow in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Portrait of black goat with long horns Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Brokpa or Dard baby sitting alone in house corridor Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Corridor of Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Stairs in traditional Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Small boy looking at camera from window from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Black Yak in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Mother cat taking care of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care of of her sweet little kitten
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Indus river near Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitude plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
Green barley fields and apricot trees in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Buddhist prayer flag with blue skyin Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Red fruits of castor bean or castor oil plant Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Darjeeling India
Branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan

Here are some pictures of Dard people from Dah-Hanu taken during Ladakh Festival

Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi

 

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