A caravan leader looks for water under the thick sheets of ice covering the Wakhan river. No luck: he will have to melt snow for his tea...Shepherd place names Kher Metek...Going back down to Sarhad village with a yak caravan led by 2 Wakhi traders: Shur Ali and Roz Ali...Trekking down the Wakhan frozen river, the only way down to leave the high altitude Little Pamir plateau, home of the Afghan Kyrgyz community.

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A caravan leader looks for water under the thick sheets of ice covering the Wakhan river. No luck: he will have to melt snow for his tea...Shepherd place names Kher Metek...Going back down to Sarhad village with a yak caravan led by 2 Wakhi traders: Shur Ali and Roz Ali...Trekking down the Wakhan frozen river, the only way down to leave the high altitude Little Pamir plateau, home of the Afghan Kyrgyz community.


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