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Around 2,500 Drokpas live in three small villages in the Dha-Hanu valley of Ladakh, which is situated in Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

The valley lies 163 kilometres south-west of Leh, the capital of the former Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh.

[photo: Jimmy Nelson, beforethey.com]

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Around 2,500 Drokpas live in three small villages in a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. The only fertile valley of Ladakh. The Drokpas are completely different– physically, culturally, linguistically and socially – from the Tibeto-Burman inhabitants of most of Ladakh.