The Yak Safari is a unique
safari in Ladakh. It is an experience unique to Ladakh.
Exploring lakes, glacial valleys, gurgling streams, cascades,
chiselled snow peaks, meadows and forests on yak can be a
lifetime experience. Yak (dong), a wild ox is the largest
animal of the cold desert. Yak was first described only a
century ago by the famous Russian naturalist and explorer, N.
M. Przewalski as most imposing than its placid domestic
counterpart. Yak is immensely shaggy and weighs about a ton.
It has curved horns whose tips can be as wide apart as 90 cm.
and measure 76 cm. over the curves. It can easily be
distinguished by its long black hair, which is tinged with
gray at the muzzle. The yaks graze on the Himalayan valley at
the height of over 6,000 meters in summer. In the winters,
yaks migrate to lakes, marshes and lower valleys. It is this
highly insulated shaggy coat which helps Yak to survive in
such extreme cold. The Yak Safari offers breathtaking views of
high peaks of this rugged land. A Yak Safari is organised on
prior booking. All those who wish to experience Yak Safari in
Ladakh should respect the humble attitude of this majestic
animal. His extreme hospitality should not be mistaken for his
weakness or laziness. Anyone who locks horns with this
benevolent beast will have to face the music.