Tibetan barley, one of the few crops that can survive above an altitude of 4,500 metres.

A festival to mark the beginning of the growing season.

Wine made from Tibetan barley.

Food and wine are shared.

A strongman competition. Residents lift boulders and move them to the middle of a reservoir.

After the festival, a resident visits her sister.

Finger millet.

Made into millet wine.

After harvest, people hike into the mountains, looking for a secret hot spring.

Arable land is scarce.

People dig wells in the sand dunes, bringing water to the arid land.

They spread seeds of shrubs in these squares as part of a forestation project.

Aga soil.

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