Has two compact villages ,in the upper Rupal the houses so close together that a laden donkey cannot pass
between them. Here the people are Gujars , and women wear round pill-box hats covered with veils.
The people of lower Rupal originated from Baltistan and still speak a form of Balti mixed with Shina . The
women wear Balti hear dress decorated with beads and buttons and a brown felt tail hanging down on the back – reminiscent
of headdress of Ladakh.