National Geographic : 1994 Mar
Stippledwithgrainsandfruits, the roofs ofAltit (right)hold the immemorialharvest of villagers.Yet agrowingprosperity altersthe lives ofHunzakuts. In Khaibarelectricity makes life a little easier,powering afamily's toaster oven andslow cooker (above), deliveredby way of the KarakoramHighway. Passingup a smallprofit, Wajid Ullah Baig (below) lends his television and VCR to friendsfree ofcharge. Such equipment rentsfor about 150 rupees (five U. S. dollars) a day.