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Kyrgyz caravan, Afghan Pamir. January 1971

The caravan advances at 4000 meters on the roof of the world.

La mythique Route de la Soie

La mythique Route de la Soie

30 Photos Of Hiking The Afghanistan Pamir

30 Photos Of Hiking The Afghanistan Pamir

A photographic look at hiking in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan and visiting a remote community of Kyrgyz living in the Little Pamir.

Kyrgyz girls slide large plastic jerry cans back to their family's camp after hacking a hole in the frozen river to fetch water. Men handle herding and trading; much of the hard labor of daily life falls to the women...The Kyrgyz settlement of Tchelab, near Chaqmaqtin lake, Haji Bootoo Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.

Photograph by Matthieu Paley Kyrgyz girls slide plastic jugs back to their family’s camp after chopping a hole in a frozen spring to fetch water. Men handle herding and trading; much of the hard labor of daily life falls to the females.

Chine : dans les déserts du Xinjiang, sur la route de la soie. ©Nelly Rohel

Chine : dans les déserts du Xinjiang, sur la route de la soie

Chine : dans les déserts du Xinjiang, sur la route de la soie. ©Nelly Rohel

Kyrgyz Yurt, Lake Kara-Kul, Xinjiang. The first rays of sun hit the slopes of Muztagh Ata, 7546m, on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Xinjiang province near the Pakistan border.

Snapshot: Kyrgyz Yurt, Lake Kara-Kul, Xinjiang by Scott Robertson “The first rays of sun hit the slopes of Muztagh Ata, on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Xinjiang province in.

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