This elderly Tibetan herdsman, nearly blind with cataracts continues to live the traditional vocation in the high Tibetan Plateau of Nepal. Wood for fire is hard to find because of the extremely dry environment and desertification in these high Himalayan Valleys. This man is carrying firewood from about 10 miles south to his home. The Young Tibetan girl in the background is carrying incense (Juniper) for her family s Buddhist rituals.
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