Da Hanu Village
In the North west of Leh town you may encounter its interesting tribes by visiting Bema, via Achinathang - the home of the Drok-pas. The restricted areas of Ladakh. The villages of Da, Hanu, Garkhon and Darchiks are home to a minuscule ethnic group known as Drok-pa. They are Indo-Aryan by race in contrast with the Tibetan racial characteristics of majority of the Ladakhis, having their own distinct traditions and customs and practicing a form of Buddhism that has an intriguing intermixture of pre-Buddhist animist beliefs.
You have possibility to drive further to Kargil via Himbotingla pass and Shashi La pass can be included en route. If you are not visiting Kargil you may take a route from Sanjak to Bodhkharbu and further drive to Lamayuru – Alchi and back to Leh.
How to Reach
By Air: Leh is the nearest airport just 160 Kms away from Aryan Valley. Following Leh – Nimo – Khaltse – Achinathang – Beama village. Dah and Hanu villages are around here.
By Surface: Driving from Srinagar to Kargil to Himbotingla pass – batalik to Beam village is approachable. While as coming from Leh to Khaltse by following Leh Kargil highway you have to follow the river Indus from Khaltse to enter in Aryan valley.
Down south of Leh can be approachable by Road and paradise for trekking lovers. 10 days trek from Lamayuru to Padum. Mush lush green and flat grounds in Zanskar offers and incredible beauty. Padum, the district headquarters of Zanskar, located on the southern part of a wide fertile plain in which the Tsarap Lingti Chu and the Stod rivers join to form the Zanskar river. The small township clings to a hillock, the site of an ancient palace and fort.
gompa is perched on a steep sugarloaf mountain fousing some 40 monks of the Gelug-pa (yellow cap) sect. According to an inscription, the gompa was built around 260 years ago by Gelek Yashy Takpa during the regin of King Tsewang Namgyal of Ladakh. The small mani walls here and towards Padum are more ornate than in Ladakh. Buddha reliefs are arranged ont he stones and some of the stones are carved not only with the usual om mani padme hum mantra but also with pictures of chortens and mandalas.
Padum:Padum is named after Padmasambhava. It is the only town and administrative centre in Zanskar. It was historically one of the two main capitals of the Zanskar Kingdom, the other being Zangla. It is 240 km away via the link road from Kargil town. It was capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum (3505 m) is the present-day administrative centre of Zanskar Sub-Division of Kargil district. The Stagrimo Monastery, with about 30 resident lamas, clings to a tree-covered ridge above the old town, at an hour's uphill walk along flower-strewn green hill slopes. Across the expanse of cultivation lies the old village of Pibiting, dominated by its hilltop monastery, which is built in the shape of a chorten or Stupa.
the largest and most important monastery in Zanskar, lies on the other side of the Dodu river, a two- to three-hour walk away. Karsha is a treasure trove of Buddhist art, highlighted by the 500-year old wall frescoes in the lHabrang (teaching room).
Manali - Leh Overland Drive :
Driving for almost 475 kms from Manali to Leh is one of the most beautiful high altitude drive in the world. Rohtang Pass / Baralacha Pass / Srchu / Tanglangla Pass are some of the major highlights on this route. Life line to connect this region with other Indian states
Leh to Srinagar Drive:
Driving from Leh to Srinagar in west for almost 420 Kms connects with Kashmir Valley. D Zozila Pass differes both region and a pure contrast with Lush green vegetation in Kahsmir to High altitude desert area in Ladakh. Alchi Lamayuru Section / Fatu La Pass – Mulbekh – Kargil – Drass – coldest region in India - D Zozila pass and Sonamarg are some of the major highlights of this section