Sunday, 15 January 2017

Inside the Nepalese tribe that migrates every time a member dies and buries their dead upright after piercing their skull to allow the spirit to be free

The Raute people dressed in their traditional clothing around the campsite as a child, left, holds a large, round contraption
Hidden deep in the Himalayan forest is one of the world's last enduring nomadic tribes who are resisting attempts to move them into permanent settlements.
The Raute tribe has no permanent home and frequently moves between camps. 
They will vacate a camp whenever a member dies to avoid bad spirits, but not before burying their dead in an upright position and piercing their skull to allow their spirit to be released into heaven.
Living as hunter-gatherers and eating the meat of langur and macaque monkeys - a controversial choice in the Hindu dominated country of Nepal, where monkeys are considered to be the reincarnation of the God Hanuman.

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