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The Changpa nomads are hospitable folk, always happy to meet passing travelers

The Changpa nomads live in extreme hardships of the high altitude desert of the Changtang plateau. Earlier they used to trade with travelers from Tibet but today they only survive by tending to their cattle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Mayank Soni