The Magical Foothills of Altai

Magnificent views, a secret nomadic life, and pristine mountains

An enchanting mist envelops the snowy fields. This is China's Altai Mountains, a chain that spans across Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. On its foothills, primeval forests and grasslands spread as far as the eye can see. Here, the Tuvans herd sheep in harmony with the forests, which provide the moss that protects sheep cabins from drafts. In this international co-production between Beijing Television and NHK, the cameras gain special access to areas restricted to foreign crew. In brilliant 8K, feast your eyes on images of unique grassland cemeteries, the milking of Bactrian camels, and the world's "oldest" skiing.