By Tashi Namgyal (Achinapa) | AP Business Writer 4:53 AM CST, Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Dard people claimed to be of Aryan race occupied lower Ladakh in about 200 B.C. The inhabitants of the existing villages around khalatse are of the dard race. Over the course of many years, they mixed with the cultures of the Tibetan race. But the people of these villages still believe and worship the deities of that time.