As a pack animal it can transport a heavy load up to 20 miles a day. Saddles, whips, boots and other articles are made from its hide. Its meat has a red colour with good tenderness quality. Its hair is useful for making various things like chhara (carpet) and ropes etc. Average annual production of hair per yak is about 5 kg.
Found in the northern areas of Pakistan at altitudes higher than 3000-7000 meters above sea level.