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The hardy Changpa nomads

Unlike other nomads, the Changpas don’t move to different climatic regions with the change in the seasons. As the vegetation is sparse, they need to move every few months, so their range is limited to about 40-50kms. They follow the same migratory routes each year and stay at fixed camps. The Changpas name their kids only after they are 2 years old. Before that the girls are called cho-cho and the boys no-no

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