As we neared the pass at about 4000 meters in the rain I was told by my guide to check for those "blood sucking things". I thought he meant mosquitoes, until he told me to check my socks. This is what I found.
Kham then and now. A photoblog showing how eastern Tibet looked in the 1920s and how the same places and people look now. Based on the explorations of botanist Joseph Rock.