Herding Above the Clouds: Pakistan
For generations, Pakistan's Wakhi people have herded each summer in Pamir, a high-altitude grassland that is vital to raising the livestock upon which they depend. The difficult trek there along winding mountain paths was once a summer ritual for families, but the tradition has changed since more people are deciding to keep their children in school instead. In this episode, we travel with the Wakhi people on a journey at risk of being lost to time.
Livestock are a precious asset to the Wakhi people, who travel to raise them in nearby grasslands each summer
The villagers travel for 3 days along a mountain path with an altitude over 4,000m
Zubaida Waheed herds 30 goats and sheep belonging to herself and relatives to the grasslands
A road was opened from a highway to the village, changing the villagers' lives greatly