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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 Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

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1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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