• Jef Fuchs

The Himalayas’ Guardian of the Pass

The face of Lhamo, 23, of Ala Dhotok (Stone Roof) at over 5,000 metres in Eastern Tibet. Her ‘community’ deep within the folds of the Himalayas involved nothing more than a loose trio of yak wool tents that rippled with wind. As our team passed within site on our way to cross the Nup Gong Pass, Lhamo insisted that we sit and fortify ourselves with tea and a fires’ warmth.

Her home, belongings, yak, and family – all of the necessaries – were within easy reach at all times. Her’s is another of the timeless faces and personalities of the Himalayas.


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