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Many people in the Himalayas lead their lives without seeing an automobile or truck. Everything that they can't grow or make has to be transported to them via two or four feet. Many people make their living by continually walking in and out of the mountains, moving freight.

The trails are often ancient, this one is a route used for centuries for the salt/grain trade between Tibet and India. Here it crosses a recent slide. After the slide the people living locally gather at each side of the slide to rebuilt the trail using only the simplest of hand tools and strength of their backs.

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The Photographer Replies - post Guzman.

I took this shot from the same trail but on the other side of the river after crossing the hanging bridge. I was higher and looking down on the ponies and drivers.

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