In the mountain regions of Central Asia, nomads live in yurts. Yurts are round portable structures made of wood and felt, designed to withstand the harsh environment. These nomads move from place to place with livestock, such as cattle, yak, and sheep, which provide them with food and other resources. Some of these nomads sell yogurt traditionally made from the milk of their livestock and snacks to tourists who visit the region for hiking and mountain excursions. The image features one of such yurts. On our tour, we stopped over here for some snacks and yogurt and couldn’t help taking a picture. Also, many yurts have become resting spots for travelers in need of a break or wanting to experience local culture.
You can find yurts in small communities around the Pamirs.