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I find it hard to sleep at high altitudes and the Gaddi camp at Topko Yongma is at over 4500 meters. I got up early and enjoyed the cold air and the sight of these two horses playing on the far side of the meadow. The sun had reached the cliffs on the far side of the valley, but was still stuggling to rise above the peaks behind our camp.

The Gaddi shepherds sometimes use horses to carry their food and fuel. Once they reach the alpine pastures the horses are allowed to run free for a month before they are caught and everyone begins to make the long journey south.

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