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January 28, 2015
End of the road for Nepal's traditional Himalayan 'caravans'
Simikot, Nepal (AFP) Jan 26, 2015
For generations, traders and their colourful herds of mules and yaks were a lifeline for remote communities in the heart of Nepal's formidable and often dangerous Himalayas. The traders bravely plied an ancient trail, ferrying salt, grains and other goods between neighbouring China's vast Tibetan plateau and Nepal's middle hills, a profession that endured for centuries. But the Nepal government's plan to build a road through the isolated border region means the traders' livelihood and their trad ... read more

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