How I got the shot: Karolina Wiercigroch on capturing nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan

On her latest assignment for National Geographic Traveller Food, Karolina travelled through remote landscapes in the Kyrgyz mountains, capturing the culinary rituals of the region’s nomadic population. We caught up with her to find out how she did it.

Photo story: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures, known as jailoo. 

Photo gallery: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures.

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