Nomads by necessity, the Kyrgyz move seasonally across Afghanistanas Pamir, a high altitude plateau stuck between China, Tajikistan and Pakistan, where the worldas highest mountain ranges converge. Today, the Khanas family is leaving for their summer camp. Everything they own needs to be tied to the back of yaks, including a dozen teapots, a cast-iron stove, a car battery, two solar panels, a yurt, and 43 blankets. Each Kyrgyz settlement migrates between two and four times a year, depending on the weather and the availability of grass for the animals. The grass at winter camp requires every day of the brief growing season to renew.