Recently, a group of farmers in Gurum Village, Gurum Township, Doilungdeqen District, Lhasa, Tibet were harvesting highland barley in the fields. In the autumn, the Plateau ushers in a bumper harvest for barley. Highland barley is a food crop unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In Tibet, it has the largest planting area and highest yield proportion in grain crops.
Farmers stack the harvested highland barley. Due to the plateau climate, the barley must be stored in the field for a period of time after harvesting, so that the pellets will harden before the threshing process.
A farmer named Langa harvests highland barley in his field.
The highland barley has ripened in the area surrounding the Dulong River Valley in Doilungdeqen District, Lhasa, Tibet. Aerial photography shows a golden valley.