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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Soul keepers of the Himalayas

To shelter from the extreme cold of the mountains, the Changpa nomads live in a yak wool tent called Rebo. It is set up over a two feet deep pit, so that the cold winds pass over and the inner dwelling stays warm. The stove is placed at the center, with the left half serving as the kitchen and right for eating and sleeping. Both men and women take up grazing duties. Here, an elderly nomad enjoys her hot cup of butter tea after the cattle leave for grazing

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Mayank Soni