visuals | 16 June 2012

Across Nyalo: Retrieving abandoned goods on a high Himalayan pass and a road back to tradition

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The new Limi road was extended last summer and now crosses the high Nyalo pass about 30 kilometres from Tukling, the place described in the previous post. In September 2011, a group of traders hired five Chinese trucks to transport goods from Tibet to the new road head on the other side of the pass. However, only one truck successfully crossed the pass; the drivers of the other four decided that the endeavour to dangerous. They unloaded the goods near the pass and scantily covered them with blue tarps. Bags of rice and flour, clothes and shoes, kitchenware and entire stoves were now waiting to be recovered at almost 5000 metres above sea level: (…)