By Ila and Kavi
For the last few days we have been staying in Gangtok, Sikkim in the Himalayas. This morning, we took a 1 1/2 hour car ride up a long and winding road along a cliff side to a 12,00 feet elevation half-frozen lake called Tshangu Lake that has rainbow trout in it. The lake had a little snow around it, but that wasn’t the most exciting thing. The most exciting thing was the title of this blog post: Yaks! We (Ila and Kavi) rode a yak. It was really fun, even though we were sharing a yak and it was a little cramped. The yak we rode was a black yak with a curly white patch on its forehead. The yak’s horns had little knitted orange sock things on them for decoration. We each wrote a poem describing the yak and our ride on it.
Yak yak it’s no jack to ride on your back My yak you are a black yak A very fat yak and I call you BIG MACK yak!
Yak You are a black yak Ride on your back yak Yak
Yak A very hairy yak Can be quite scary yak Yak
Yak A super furry yak Don’t mind snow flurries yak Yak
Yak You don’t eat grain yak A slight constraint yak Yak
Yak Only eats grass yak Grain gives you gas yak Yak
Here are some yak pictures we took: