The grandest animal in Tibet, the giant animal is very powerful, with grown-ups exceeding 3 meres in length. The curving horns of the yak are also gorgeous Tibetan documents say that hunters in the northern regions once killed a gigantic yak. Two people could sit side by side between the pair of horns. If one sat on its head, he couldn’t touch either horn stretching the arms long. It took over 20 domestic yaks to carry this one wild yak. If a domestic yak normally carries 50 kilogrammes of cargo, this legendary yak must have been about 1 .000 kilogrammes.
Wild Yak in Tibet
Wild yaks are experts in climbing mountains, wading rivers and travelling on the snowy ground. The yak wears long and thick black fur which touches the ground and moves like a war robe. The fur of wild yak is 2.4 times that of the domestic yak. This enables the wild animal to live comfortably in the extreme cold at -40℃. The wild yak is gifted with three weapons: a tongue with numerous splinters, the horns and the hoofs. The horns are powerful arms when the yak plays, competes for mate and fights enemies. Wild yaks are also group animals. One flock may gather over 30 or even 300 yaks. Female yaks always follow the bigger groups to better protect their calves. The tough wild yaks often seek the chance to mate with domestic yaks. Tibetan herdsmen often look for their lost cattle from wild yak flocks, while wild yaks occasionally would also mix with domestic yaks herding on the alpine meadow. Wild yaks are hard to tame. The first-generation calf between the wild and domestic yaks is called “Zhongca” by the Tibetan herdsmen. The cross-bred calf is very strong and grows fast, but still retains a wild character.
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I would be interrested to join a Lhasa to Kathmandu tour in November (26th novembre). Do you have other tourists on this tour and what would be the price of it for one or two person?
Dear Mr. Si***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. We currently have one departure date on 26th November for Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour, but there is no person joining in at present. If you are two persons together, we are able to open this tour for you. If you are only one person, here we suggest that you can join our 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest group tour, the major scenic spots of this tour are almost the same as the Lhasa to Kathmandu tour, the difference is that you need to get back to Lhasa and fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best regards.
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