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most people who travel to tibet, myself included, eventually ask, "where can i see a yak?" well, if you make your way to yamdrok-tso lake (pls. see my yamdrok-tso things to do tip on this page and my yamdrok-tso travelogue on my damxoi page), you will eventually see them along the mountain passes.

don't worry about not getting a chance to have a closer look, you may actually ride one at kamba-la summit while looking down on stunning yamdrok-tso lake. there will be a few locals there with yaks who will let you ride one for a price, usually about Y10 - though just long enough for a picture.

you simply cannot go to tibet and not ride a yak, it's just one of those things.

(if you simply want to see a yak, you can order yak burger or yak steak anytime at any restaurant in lhasa :))

Address: kamba-la summit, an hour or two south of lhasa
Directions: along the way to yamdrok-tso lake, south of lhasa. any hotel/guesthouse in lhasa can help you arrange a trip.

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  • Written Jan 21, 2007
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