Mountainous Traditions
Near the 4,000 meter peaks of China's Qilian Mountains reside the Tu people. Blessed by rich nature, they live traditionally, herding white yaks and horses known as Chakouyi steeds. A recent archaeological discovery revealed that their lineage dates back to a kingdom that prospered in the era of the silk road. But now, the history they have cherished for 1,400 years is at risk of dying out due to regional prohibition of herding. In this program, we follow in the footsteps of a noble tradition.
Tu people herding white yaks
The Qilian Mountains, at an altitude of 4,000m
Burial relics from a kingdom that prospered with the silk road
A traditional ceremony dating back over 1,000 years