Drive down to the Indus, between Khalatse and the Shayok-Indus confluence. The special interest of this region is its Drok-pa inhabitants. A minuscule community of perhaps no more than a couple of thousand, their features are pure Indo-Aryan, and they appear to have preserved their racial purity downs the centuries. They are Buddhists by faith, but racially and culturally distinct from the rest of the Ladakhis. Overnight in Camps.