Khunu Explores: Qinghai, July 2011

Khunu co-founder, Julian Wilson, ventures to the Qinghai Plateau to revisit a community of yak herders. This time, however, the usual bus journey was replaced by a long, chilly mountain bike ride. To find out more about J's adventure check out: http://khunu.com/blogs/khunu-world/8970879-travel-diary-qinghai-july-2013
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A yak stands alone amongst a hear of sheep high on the Tibetan plateau.  www.khunu.com

A yak stands alone amongst a hear of sheep high on the Tibetan plateau. www.khunu.com

Yak-bone-cutter, Tsegong, explains his profession while holding a Tibetan prayer wheel carved from yak bone.  www.khunu.com

Yak-bone-cutter, Tsegong, explains his profession while holding a Tibetan prayer wheel carved from yak bone. www.khunu.com

Herders on the Qinghai plateau sorting newly collected yak wool.  www.khunu.com

Herders on the Qinghai plateau sorting newly collected yak wool. www.khunu.com

Looking out on the Tibetan plateau in a Khunu Slingsby.   Shop now at http://khunu.com/products/slingsby

Looking out on the Tibetan plateau in a Khunu Slingsby. Shop now at http://khunu.com/products/slingsby

A hearty lunch of yak meat stew on the Qinghai plateau.  www.khunu.com

A hearty lunch of yak meat stew on the Qinghai plateau. www.khunu.com

Collecting caterpillar fungus, a little worm often used in Chinese medicine.   www.khunu.com

Collecting caterpillar fungus, a little worm often used in Chinese medicine. www.khunu.com

Julian Wison looks out at a village in Qinghai after a long, adventurous ride.   www.khunu.com

Julian Wison looks out at a village in Qinghai after a long, adventurous ride. www.khunu.com

Biking through the snow en route to a yak herding village in Qinghai

Biking through the snow en route to a yak herding village in Qinghai

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