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Monthly Photos January 2022

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

(The copyright belongs to the photographers.)

A goat herder going home

The Kyirong–Rasuwa Road connecting Rasuwa District in north-central Nepal and Kyirong region in Tibet has performed its function as a major trade route between the Kathmandu Basin and Tibet since ancient times. At the end of February 2020, there was no bustle on the road because the Nepal–China border was closed due to the influence of COVID-19, and a herder and his goats were on their way home.
A workshop (“Everyone passed here” - The Rise and Fall of the Himalayan Trade Trail from the Perspective of War, Trade and Pilgrimage) will be held on February 12, 2022 at the Fieldnet Lounge in ILCAA. The workshop will discuss Himalayan trade routes including the Kyirong-Rasuwa Road.
Fieldnet website (in Japnaese)

23 February, 2020
Syabru Bensi, Nepal
Photograph by EBIHARA, Shiho

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