The MerakValleey in the eastern district of Tarshigang is a unique valley inhabited by the semi nomadic people known as Brokpas. At a height of 3000 meters above sea level the valley is isolated and free from the influences of the outside world. The lives of the Brokpas are one with nature and the people survive by rearing yaks and other dairy animals. Farming is virtually nonexistent and the Brokpas barter their Yak and animal products for food grains and other necessities from their neighboring tribes. The Tshanglas. The attire of Dakpas is also unique as they wear clothing woven out of Yak hair and Sheep woll.The Brokpashavea very unique polyandrous culture, where a young woman can have more than one husband. It is common for a woman to have married more than one member of the same family. The Brokpas are a merry bunch love to celebrate. They are known for their music and dance amongst the locals.
The MerakTeschu is held annually at the MerakLakhang. This three day festival/ Teschuthat gives the semi nomadic Brokpas an ideal break from their daily cattle herding routines. In addition the masked dances the Brokpas have their own unique dance forms the Ache Lhamo and the Yak Dance. These unique dances attract a lot of visitor to specially visit them.
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