I was reading and admiring the amazing photos and experience that Jimmy Nelson and his team took on their incredible journey of documenting some 29 tribes “Before They Pass Away“. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so:
This has been one of my dreams since I started traveling 25 years ago, sharing even for one short time the life of those people who chose to live their life the same way than their ancestors…I have been fascinated by anthropology for years and read a lot about this subject. Lucky enough I was able to spend some extraordinary time with 8 of the tribes that Jimmy visited (except that I didn’t have and still don’t have the same budget ;)) and some others that he didn’t mention.
This is my my share with love and respect to all….
My first trip to Asia and falling in love with traveling….never stopped since.
Meeting the: Lahu, Lisu, Akha, Chinese and, Yao.
5 days trekking from Chang Mai to Mae Chan and the Golden triangle.
Cross the Kok River and you enter the territory of the Lahu. Keeping North towar Burma and you will meet the Lisu and the Akha, turning east towards Laos and it is the turn of the Chinese, and the Yao.
Northen Thailand tribes
India 6 extraordinary trips (1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2009)
Laddhaki, Laddhak 1996
Harijan, Ahir, Jats, Rabari, Gujarat 1998, Thar desert
Kinnaur tribes, Himachal Pradesh
Toda tribes are settling and their huts is just what is left, Nilgiri Tamil Nadu
Sierra Nevada, Lost City and the Kogi tribe or “Elder Brothers”
The Kogi claim to be the descendant of the Tairona civilization. The beautiful and peaceful ruins of the Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) will be share on another entry.