visuals | 24 August 2012

Shelter Below a Rock: A group of Chhetri merchants on their annual trip to Tibet

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This is a group of Chhetri travellers from lower Humla seeking shelter below a rock near Kermi, northwestern Nepal. They are on their way up to Purang across the Tibetan border. Once a year, usually before Dasain (the main Hindu festival in autumn), they undertake this two-weeks long expedition in order to buy Chinese goods. This year, they plan to purchase mainly clothes and shoes for their families and relatives back home: (…)