Kyrgyz along the Karakoram Highway

Kyrgyz along the Karakoram Highway

My flickr contact ChoongChing posted this amazing image of Kyrgyz children along the Karakoram Highway taken with his Ricoh GR.

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is one of the world’s most scenic mountain roads. It connects Xinjiang region of China and Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan.

Halfway through the journey, we made a stop at a small Kyrgyz settlement. A group of Kyrgyz children spotted us and ran towards our vehicle. One of them tried to sell us some souvenirs while the rest just stood there smiled at us.

The vast dirt emptiness of its surroundings left us in awe. “These are some of the toughest humans on Earth!”, says Asthon from Melbourne.