When the chief dies during an expedition to central Nepal, his father, Tinle, blames his grandson Tserings friend Karma, accusing him of sabotaging the trip in order to become chief himself. When Karma embarks on a new caravan to help his people avoid starvation, the outraged Tinle takes his own group through the treacherous peaks and passes of the snowbound Himalaya. This powerful tale of determination and endurance, inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Himalaya, comes alive through the authors dramatic text and epic images.
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afraid ahead alive angry animal anvil asked bags of salt began to fall beside buried camp chief cliff collapse cried cross dawn dead Disappointed dust evil demons father fell finally followed gave them back go back gods Grandfather grew hammer harder herd hoofs horns hurt journey Karma shook Karma's caravan kill lake lead the caravan lead yak leave legs Lhapka listen little village live in Kathmandu long day longer walk looked back monastery mountain passes narrow path Nepal never old caravaner older pilgrims prayer pride protested ready replied rock salt for grain shook his head shortcut shouted slowly snow soon spends three months steep stepped forward stood stop storm studied paint Suddenly Talking Tenzing Norbu Lama Tinle told Tomorrow took trade trail tree true Dolpo-pa Tsering watched Tsering's mother valley village in Dolpo wait white yak winter wise women young