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Herders Move with the Seasons Across the Mongolian Steppe

With fall fast approaching, the Mongol and Kazakh herders who inhabit this land of craggy peaks, wide valleys and silver blue lakes in the Altay Mountains are on the move, heading for lower pastures until winter sets in. Then they’ll be migrating again: these herders move four times a year, each season shifting to the places their nomadic forefathers have inhabited for generations.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Herders Move with the Seasons Across the Mongolian Steppe

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