From the climb of Sama Hill - Around Manaslu Trek, Nepal

It's hard to find a more wonderful and enchanting creature than a yak - the embodiment of the gentle buddhist giant. We encountered them in scores on our climb of Sama Hill, which derives it's name from the village it looks down upon from across the Budhi Gandaki.

Yaks are treated poorly in Nepal and thus they are often skittish and afraid of humans pointing things at them. Hopefully this guy was unexposed to such depradation and as a result found himself willing to pose with the 8th tallest mountain in the world.

Yak & Manaslu (8163m)


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