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 am interested to join 8 days tibet basecamp tour. in sep 2 schedule
I am Indian female living in hong kong right now and plan to reach lhasa by train.
May I know the pricing of single supplement room? Will there be availability of vegetarian food?
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, and welcome you to join 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest group tour. If you travel alone, there is single room supplement fee, but this fee can be spared if there is another person who can share the same room with you. And it's no problem for you to get vegetarian food, we will tell your special requirement to our guide, and the guide will help you order vegetarian food. If you live in Hong Kong and want to take train to Lhasa, you can get to Guangzhou firstly, then taking train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards,
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