Little angel from the Baltistan village of Turtuk, formerly part of Pakistan until 1971.
The Balti is an ethnic group of Tibetan descent with some Dardic admixture, who live in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, in addition, smaller populations also exist in Ladakh.
Dard people is an Indo-European minority. Their facial features, with their slender noses, Caucasian-looking eyes and relatively fair skin, do not share many similarities with Asian features.
INDIA. Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh. Nubra Valley. 2014
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA. Shandur Pass, Chitral district. July 5, 2004.
A Balti man (left) of Tibetan origin and a Pashtun man (right) from Afghanistan talk business at the annual Shandur Polo Festival in Chitral, the highest polo ground on earth. All the main tribes from northern Pakistan, including Kalash, Pashtun and Balti people meet at this three-day multicultural festival.
Raja of Khaplu Palace | Mid-19th Century | #Khaplu Palace or Yabgo Khar or The Fort on the Roof | #Ghanche District | Near #Shyok River | #Khapalu Valley | Kashmiri & #Balti Craftsmen | Gilgit-#Baltistan Region | Northern #Pakistan