On a recent trip to Laya in October 2016 I had the opportunity to photograph a group of the Layap women. Layaps is the name adorned to the people of Laya in northern Bhutan.  Primarily reliant on yak pastoralism these people are semi-nomadic spending much of the year above 4000 meters.  The women wear a distinct hat known as a ‘Belo’ which has made them an iconic image of Layap culture.