RAUTE - The Last Nomads of Nepal

The Raute tribe are the last hunter and gatherers who live a nomadic life in the forested western parts of Nepal. They are a uniquely living community that is striving to protect their own religion and way of life. Living from what the jungle provides them like wild yams and monkeys. Trading is an other important part of their existence.

 Our morning walk to find a water source

Our morning walk to find a water source

 A walk into a way of life

A walk into a way of life

 Family, a human connection

Family, a human connection

 This jungle is our home, the place where we feel safe

This jungle is our home, the place where we feel safe

 What keeps us alive

What keeps us alive

 Our work, our way of life

Our work, our way of life

 By nightfall we gather

By nightfall we gather

 Preparing my place at the fire

Preparing my place at the fire

 Fire is our only friend in the fearful darkness

Fire is our only friend in the fearful darkness

 A universal bond. How should we define 'being civilised'?

A universal bond. How should we define 'being civilised'?