of Shakar –Chiktan geographically and culturally holds a unique place in Ladakh.
The valley is situated between the lower Indus and Suru valley.
The Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway run across the upper basin of the valley entering through the lofty Namikala (3737 mtrs) and Fotula (4094 mtrs) passes. A 29 Kms motorable road is now laid right up to the confluence of the valley with that of Indus at Sanjak where a bridge connect the Garkone-Khalsi road at 55 Kms besides there is also a fair weather road from Lochum(at NH 1D 22kms) to Sanjak via KaldangKildang la . Traditionally the valley is approached from Fotula and Namikala from east and south western side besides the small passes which remain open almost through our the year for pedestrian travelers. The entire valley remained as a restricted area for entry of foreign nationals now stands derestricted for conducted tours(through a local travel agent)on defined Circuits.
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People of Tibeto -Dard origin are settled along the banks of Kanji Nala and its
tributaries dependant on agriculture and live stocks. The male wear long
woolen Gonchas and ornate his woolen sash with his day to day requirement
like a small Yak horn huble-bable, a stone flint, a knife and an ornamented
spoon while as the ladies are very fond of silver jewellery which they proudly
decorate over their woolen dresses including brocade rimmed woolen caps.
Traditional folk dances and songs are well preserved and displayed on all
social occasions they perform their skill whole heartily.
There are a number of historical monuments throughout the valley. Most prominent among them being the Palace Chiktan Razi Khar