The Tibetan Nomads of Tso Kar

nomadruss in words and photos

On our way around Tso Kar, towards a small nomadic camp, we passed a nomad carrying what appeared to be the carcass of a goat. When he joined us in a tent the next day he explained the story. His goat had been attacked by an eagle, and then subsequently by a Tibetan wolf. He had fought them bought off and carried the carcass back to camp. They weren’t going to make off with it. Such is the life of a nomad, or least the story as it was related to me.

A Tibetan nomadic group, consisting of around 6 families, lives along the Southwestern shores of Tso Kar lake from late spring into early summer. The fierce mountain winds can certainly make life cold and challenging, but it’s a simple life, and a good life for them. Life largely revolves around taking care of goats, milking them for milk…

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