At the very end of the Valley, just few miles off the Line Of Control, the de facto Indian frontier with Pakistan, lies the village of Turtuk. Essentially the most remote settlement in whole India, it is direct neighbour of the war-line of the oldest frozen conflict on the planet. Despite being so close to unwanted action and attraction, locals seems to go happily with their everyday lives pretty much secluded and separated from the rest of the world. The culture living here - the Balti people - is unique and not found anywhere around. An ethnic group of Tibetan descent with Dardic admixture, they historically practiced Bon and Tibetan Buddhism, but nowadays mostly adhere to Sufi school of Islam.
The village of Turtuk was opened for foreigners and Indian tourists just few years ago, and as such its one of the freshest havens in the world largely unspoiled by commercialism, offering miraculous views at their simple but efficient way of life to any adventurer daring to travel this far.