Yak Herd in Broghil, Nothern Chitral

Submitted by Shams Uddin on Tue, 2007-09-25 20:54.
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Yak Herd in Broghil, Nothern Chitral

Northern Chitral is basically a pastureland. Given the altitude, crops, trees and shrubs either cannot grow, or remain dwarf. Major source of livelihood is raising cattle such as yaks, cows, sheep and goats besides beasts of burden e.g. horses and donkeys. The locals trade some of the cattle for cash once in a year and store food items for the whole 12 months before going into hibernation in severe winter in about 10 feet deep snow. Their staple food is dairy products and meat. From the hide of the animals they make rough coats and shoes to protect themselves from harsh winter.


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