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Tibet Wild Yak, Wild Yak in Tibet

Time:12-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

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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Mr. Ul*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature
September 15, 2019 05:31

Hi Nancy

I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?

Thanks

Answered by Nancy
September 15, 2019 07:06

Dear Mr. Ul***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.

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