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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. Ol*** from: Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Temperature and Weather

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?

Many thanks.
Ol***

Answered by Helen

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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