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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

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

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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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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