Himalayan Pashmina goat - Wesetern Himalayas ~2700m Altitude
P1430435 - Himalayan Pashmina goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)
# 196 - 18/01/18 - 20:38
The Changthangi, ''Changra" or Pashmina goat, is a breed of goat inhabiting the plateaus in Tibet, Nepal and neighbouring areas of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Himalayas, India. They are raised for ultra-fine cashmere wool (known as pashmina once woven) but were also reared for meat in the past.
This bloodline of the capra hircus or Cashmere goat, grows a thick, warm undercoat which is the source of KashmirPashmina wool - the world's finest Cashmere measuring between 12-15 microns in fiber thickness. These goats are generally domesticated and are reared by nomadic communities called the Changpa in the Changthang region of Greater Ladakh. The Changpa communities are a sub-sect of the larger Buddhist Drokpa community in northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Himalayan Pashmina goat (domestic) - was seen at Buddhi on our way to Om Parvat, Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas ~2700m Altitude.
We came across some excellent high altitude n rare wildlife.