No day on our Mount Everest Base Camp Adventure would have been complete without having to spend at least 2 or 3 times dodging the infamous Yak trains that ply the trails through the Himalayas.
The Himalayan Yaks; A Photo Story
My last photo story, The Sherpas of Mt Everest, looked at the human heroes this week we pay tribute to our woolly friends who carry supplies to all of the small towns that dot the landscape of this great mountain range.
Without these guys, those summiting would have no supplies and those people trekking would probably have a hard time eating.
Photo Journey of Himalayan Yaks
Yaks bring supplies up to Tengboche
Himalayas tower over a yak train
But sometimes it can be a lonely walk as well.
High altitudes don't affect these guys!
In fact the Himalayan Yak can only survive above 3000m.
The Yak headers walk faithfully along with their team.
Guiding them every step of the way.
So let's hear it for the unsung hero of the Himalayas. The Yak!!