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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 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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Hi there,

Its Olympia. I will be in Nepal with a friend on 7 August and we really fancy doing a trip from kathmandu to Tibet for 4, 5 days. Could you give us a price for 10 august including flights from and to Kathmandu?

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Dear Ms. Ol***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. If you enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, which takes at least three working days. Could you please tell me what time of 7th Aug you will arrive in Kathmandu? If you arrive in Kathmandu on the early morning of 7th, you can start to apply for group visa on that day, and you'll get your visa on 9th and fly to Lhasa on 10th Aug. However, if you get to Kathmandu after 10:00 of 7th, you have to start to apply for visa on 8th, and you'll get your visa on 12th (10th and 11th are weekend), under this situation, you can join our tour starting on 13th Aug. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.

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