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For Ladakh's Pashmina goat-rearing Changpa nomads, change comes to a centuries-old way of life
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For Ladakh's Pashmina goat-rearing Changpa nomads, change comes to a centuries-old way of life

The Changpa nomads live in the remote, trans-Himalayan Changthan region of Ladakh, at roughly 16,000-plus feet above sea level where, for centuries, they have been shepherding their world-class Pashmina wool-bearing goats

Shepherdesses of Changthang: 14,000 ft above sea level, women hold a hardy community together
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Shepherdesses of Changthang: 14,000 ft above sea level, women hold a hardy community together

The Changpas are leading suppliers of cashmere wool, who originate in the Changthang region of the Tibetan Plateau. Women play a crucial role in the Changpa society. In photos, here's taking a peek at their lives.