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    Cool Re: "yak" cheese

    I am sure you chose very carefully. That`s responsible trekking. They can double as a hat or a head warmer in dire times. Washed of course

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    beer Re: "yak" cheese

    that is so funny! definetly needs to be washed! wasnt there a thread recently about smells?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suginami
    I am sure you chose very carefully. That`s responsible trekking. They can double as a hat or a head warmer in dire times. Washed of course

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars
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    I have heard something about Yaks not being able to live _below_ a certain
    altitude. On a trek towards Arun valley I overtook two Nepali men coaxing a
    Yak downhill at around 3000 mtrs. The Yak was very angry and I had to pass
    him on a steep and narrow trail.

    I have always thought that Yak was so angry because they dragged him
    below his level of comfort. Maybe too much oxygen?
    Indeed the Nepalis I talk to tell me that the pure breed yak does not survive for a long time below 3000m. However the cross does, and also can survive to 4000m as well, which a normal cow does not. Also the cross dose give more milk and is more docile.
    The yak/nak can be very temperamental. That is why I have to pounce o them when I attempt to shave them, much like some predatory animal. I do believe it does amount to emotional and, to some extent physical, abuse, but the Nepali RSPCA has not been bribed to look into this. Yet.
    yakshaver

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    A bit of porn for you Yakshaver.
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    Escher

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    I was surprised to find Yak Steaks on the menu at Khumbu when they are such awesome animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Escher
    A bit of porn for you Yakshaver.

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwigirl
    I was surprised to find Yak Steaks on the menu at Khumbu when they are such awesome animals
    Easy enough to put them on the menu. The actual steak served though is
    buffalo. The poor buff makes a grand exit.

    Yaks are to valuable to be fried in cheap oil.

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    Cost benefit analysis of yak and yak-cow cross breed (in Baltistan, Northern Pakistan)

    Most of the meat served in the lodges will be imported rather than slaughtered locally. That means it will have been carried in a porters doko wrapped in a grubby cloth for a few days, every other hamlet it will have been got out for inspection and sometimes bits hacked off for a purchase.


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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    yumm!

    Some of those dripping fly-ridden loads on porters backs look far more than 20 or 30 kg

    now this is really making me hungry! (for dal bhat .... even yak/nak cheese but not yak steak)


    Sugi -- thanks for alternative uses: another good use of the new boxers: a BLINDFOLD so one doesn't have to see certain porter loads on trail.

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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    I think that it's the up-market guys who wrap the meat in something a luxurious as a grubby cloth.


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    Default Re: "yak" cheese

    [QUOTE=Spaceman347]I think that it's the up-market guys who wrap the meat in something a luxurious as a grubby cloth./QUOTE]

    This is just one reason why I am a vegetarian...
    yakshaver

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