At unbelievable altitudes, the Tibetans lead a harsh life.
Even though it’s a relatively warm day, this photo shows how hard life can be way up high in Tibet. The houses are colorful and ornated, probably to contrast the bleak landscape. Trees only grow in the lower valleys, and most of the year the fields are brown.
Notice the shovels leaning up against the wall. The bricks are covered with dung which is used to heat and light the cooking fires. Yaks are the prized animals and provide almost all the Tibetans need to survive from milk, to meat, to dung, to clothing and bedding.
It’s a fascintating glimpse into another’s world, and one that makes me more than happy to be lucky enough to a citizen of a first world country.