The Himalayas are home to many many a Unique Species of Fauna, one of which is the Realistic Yak and the other the Mythical Yeti.

Lovely Green Meadows near the Tsomgo Lake ( do see a previous blog titled LAKE OF SNOW)  in Sikkim, India are grazing grounds and home to the large and furry Yaks( Scientific name Bos grunniens).

green himalayas


Yaks are native to this region  and can be seen only at high altitudes above 3500 metres in the Himalayas in India.

A large number of Yaks are heavily decorated and domesticated. While many like to ride these Majestic Himalayan Bovids around  the Tsongo Lake , I am personally against riding these animals.

The unpredictable mist envelops all including the Yak and his chaperon.

yeti in the mist

I was lucky to spot this majestic Yak ( I think he is Mr. Yak) having a snack cum drink of Rice water.

meal time

The Enchanting “Yeti”  however remained elusive , staying from the sight of  My Camera, and remains to date hidden within the pages of Spellbinding Himalayan Folklore and Myths.






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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

28 thoughts on “YAK AND “YETI””

      1. Am sorry I did not explain. He is native to India and belongs to the Lephca community who are native to this region. Tibet is now in China and it would be rare to see a Tibetan here.

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  1. Knitting! WOW! I loved them all so much… I wanted to have this lovely Yak 🙂 So lovely, so lovely… and dear Mukul, you captured amazing photographs, they are so artistic too. Thank you so much, if you don’t mind I want to share them on my day concept line on the right side of my page…? It will be “Yak”… Have a nice day, Love, nia

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