In a remote region in northern Nepal lies the ancient and mysterious land of the Lo, home to tightly held Tibetan traditions, striated by old Silk Road trade routes. Just one of the great stories in this issue of Outpost!
“If one had salt or tea, one was rich, one could live.” Spoken slowly, the words come out of a lined and haunted face, the mouth barely moving. It is a face worn and enlightened by eight decades in the full of ...
We are just outside the Andean village of Chawaytiri—meaning Village of the Llama, or Eye of the Llama—that sits at 12,000 feet in the highlands, just 50 kilometres from Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
In the Peruvian Andes, explorer Jeff Fuchs treks across high-altitude valleys, guided by a force that defines mountain life: reciprocity.
While reading up on Peru and the Andean world, I remember my first view of the Quechua word “ayni.” In Peru, I learned its true meaning.
Tea has been Asia’s beverage of choice for more than a millennia. For Jeff Fuchs—a long-addicted tea fanatic—the journey to Yunna is a step into nirvana.
PERU Through the Lens: JEFF FUCHS hits the trail in the spectacular Andes and takes tea atop Machu Picchu. PLUS+ In an excerpt from her book about a mostly-solo global motorbike trip, Elspeth Beard takes one epic wipe out and writes about the people who came to her aid. Robert Brodey treks up Volcan Concepcion in Nicaragua just to contemplate the allure of travel, while Supriya Pant explores village life in the Indian Himalayas!
For centuries, the rich fleece grown by Himalayan sheep was harvested for the world’s cultured capitals. How did it get there? Outpost editor-at-large Jeff Fuchs treks the plateaus of northern India to explore the ancient trading routes of pashmina wool.