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Tibetan Antelopes and their habits on the roof of the world

Time: 22-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

With light brown fur and white belly, the Tibetan antelopes have a pair of 60 - 7Ocm long bamboo-like black antlers. Looking from the side, the pair of antlers appear exactly the same, gaining the antelope a nickname: Unicorn.

Tibetan Antelope
Tibetan Antelope

The Tibetan antelope is a graceful animal, It likes to walk with the head low, but when it runs, the speed can exceed over 100 kilometer per hour, far ahead of the chasing wolf pack. The antelopes often dwell on the river or lake banks where grass flourish. Every year when the mating season comes, the antelopes will migrate northward to the lake region, which is also home for migrating birds. In autumn, the mother antelopes will bring their offspring back south. A flock of antelope normally consists of around 100 members. But at the mating and breeding season, sometimes thousands will gather to form a moving forest of antlers. 

Tibetan Antelope
Tibetan Antelope

The most interesting aspect about the antelopes is their sense of rule: No matter running under what circumstances, grown-up antelopes always take the lead, younger members will follow behind. They appear to be running in a strict order and never change it. When taking a rest, the antelopes will dig a pit and he down. As the male antelopes’ antlers stick above the pits, it appears as if some tree seedlings have suddenly propped up. The antlers can be good medicine material. The fine wool of Tibetan antelope fetches prices higher than gold on the international textile market. This great profit has driven many poachers into slaughtering the Tibetan antelopes. Chinese police are doing their best to tackle this issue.

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user portrait Mr. To*** from: What documents are required to travel from Nepal to Tibet?

Hello  I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am  pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. To***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards

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