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Tea Horse Road Area

The Tea Horse Road begins in southern Yunnan province and continues on into Tibet, with stops in Nepal and Darjeeling in North Central India. These photos are primarily Yunnan and Sichuan, and all sit relatively close to the route. As in all stories, the people play a balancing role with the landscape.

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A Khampa rider looks on during a horse festival near Zhongdian Yunnan.

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Skies dominate the Himalayan regions. This is in Sichuan.

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Meili Snow Mountain near Yubong in North western Yunnan province.

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Many paths criss cross throughout the mountains linking communities.

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A big sky draws the day to a close near Litang in Sichuan province.

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A community sits hidden in the folds of the mountains along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan.

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A trader pauses in Sichuan.

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Huge open landscapes sit still under racing clouds in Sichuan province.

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A storm system streaks in, appearing out of nowhere in Sichuan.

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A young Khampa woman near Litang in Sichuan province.

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Jeff takes a little rest in the "land of quiet".