Juma Boi is trying to catch a fish that he banged up by throwing stones in the water. Even though the Pamir has a lot of fish in summer (so many that you can hope to hit one just by throwing a stone in the water!), Kyrgyz are not especially talented with catching them using a line and a hook - seeing it as a pointless excercice. They don't particularly like it either....Near the summer camp of Muqur, Er Ali Boi's place...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains...
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Juma Boi is trying to catch a fish that he banged up by throwing stones in the water. Even though the Pamir has a lot of fish in summer (so many that you can hope to hit one just by throwing a stone in the water!), Kyrgyz are not especially talented with catching them using a line and a hook - seeing it as a pointless excercice. They don't particularly like it either....Near the summer camp of Muqur, Er Ali Boi's place...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains (average 4200 meters) , where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


  • Afghanistan
  • Amu Darya
  • Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Kirghiz
  • Kyrgyz
  • Matthieu Paley
  • Oxus
  • Pamir
  • River
  • Roof of the world
  • Toit du monde
  • Wakhan River
  • Wakhan corridor
  • adventure
  • boy
  • expedition
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  • green
  • hunt
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  • mountains
  • people
  • photography
  • remote
  • silk road
  • summer
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