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DAILY PHOTO: Bactrian Camels in Shyok Valley

Taken in the Nubra Valley (Shyok Valley) in August of 2016

Taken in the Nubra Valley (Shyok Valley) in August of 2016

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It’s the question everybody is always asking, “Do you prefer your camels with one hump, or two?”

Until our visit to Ladakh, our only experience was with single-humped camels, in places like Rajasthan and the UAE.

I have to say that I, personally, found the handling characteristics and ride of the two-humped (i.e. bactrian) camel to be marginally superior.

Of course, the bactrian is like a Porsche. It’s not at all practical as a family sedan. The two humps don’t allow room for passengers or cargo.

My main complaint,  however, is that (as you may note from the last picture) I got a camel with a flaccid hump. It was just flopped to the side. How do you think that made me feel?

 


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