Children selling pepper bread at the customs post. .

The Karakoram highway gently descends through desolate grassland into China from the Khunjerab pass, passing Kazakh yurts beneath Muztagh Ata (Ice mountain father). At the first checkpoint in China, the traveller is met by a swarm of children selling pepper bread - a delightful contrast after weeks of Mutton curry.

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