The tomb of a child that recently died. The Afghan Pamir region has the world's highest child mortality rate (52% of kids before the age of 5 die). Kids born in winter have less chance of survival that those born in summer. Between Ortobil and Kyzyl Qorum...Trekking with yak caravan through the Little Pamir where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.

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The tomb of a child that recently died. The Afghan Pamir region has the world's highest child mortality rate (52% of kids before the age of 5 die). Kids born in winter have less chance of survival that those born in summer. Between Ortobil and Kyzyl Qorum...Trekking with yak caravan through the Little Pamir where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


  • Afghanistan
  • Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Kyrgyz
  • Matthieu Paley
  • Pamir
  • Roof of the world
  • Toit du monde
  • Wakhan corridor
  • adventure
  • cemetery
  • expedition
  • images
  • mountains
  • photography
  • silk road
  • snow
  • tomb
  • winter