The yak herd returns. Though paper money is almost nonexistent, many camp's herds like this one include hundreds of valuable animals - Butu Bai, the leader of the camp, is in fact a rich man. The basic unit of Kyrgyz currency is a sheep. A cell phone costs one sheep. A yak costs about 10 sheep. A high-quality horse is 40. The going rate for a bride is 100...The Kyrgyz settlement of Tchelab, near Chaqmaqtin lake, Haji Bootoo Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little...
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The yak herd returns. Though paper money is almost nonexistent, many camp's herds like this one include hundreds of valuable animals - Butu Bai, the leader of the camp, is in fact a rich man. The basic unit of Kyrgyz currency is a sheep. A cell phone costs one sheep. A yak costs about 10 sheep. A high-quality horse is 40. The going rate for a bride is 100...The Kyrgyz settlement of Tchelab, near Chaqmaqtin lake, Haji Bootoo Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, 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
  • aerial
  • expedition
  • ice
  • images
  • mountains
  • photography
  • remote
  • shepherd
  • silk road
  • snow
  • white
  • winter
  • yak