The whole valley is inhabited by the Brokpa tribal an isolated and confined ethnic group of Dard origin. They are believed to be decedents of army of Alexander of Macedonia. They have a hitherto well preserved and unique culture entity. Their dress food habits, Socio- economic and day to day life is quite different from other parts of Ladakh. Most of their social customs are peculiar. There are festivals with elaborate ceremonies on every special occasion whether at birth, death, sowing or harvesting. In a weeklong festival called BONONA, they recite hymnals depicting the exodus of their ancestors from Brushal-Gilgit area and history of colonization of present villages. It is believed to be an important oral text of their history.
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