Photo-Essay feature of mine out in Hong Kong’s Action Asia this week. Images and tales of the precious Himalayan ‘routes through the sky’, the faces, and the vital memories and lessons along them.
Not simply trade routes of economic vitality, these highways through the sky were migration paths, pilgrimage routes, and strands of exploration for peoples throughout the Himalayas and beyond. The Tea Horse Road remains one of the great underrated adventures of all time and linked far more than simply tea. The essay looks and binds the landscapes with the faces and memories of a not-so-long-ago time.
Ridge-lines at 6,000 metres along the Tea Horse Road in Central Tibet.