Character information
Name(s): Yeti
Alias(es): Abominable Snowman
Hair: Brown (fur)
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: Tintin in Tibet
Last Appearance: Tintin in Tibet

The Yeti is a large ape-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayan regions of Nepal, and Tibet.


While the Yeti's existence is still believed in by local folk of central Asia, the scientific community generally regards the Yeti as nothing more than legend, given the lack of any conclusive evidence to support the mythology surrounding it. The Yeti is encountered by Tintin in Tibet while he is searching for his lost friend Chang. Tintin hears tales of the Yeti from locals he encounters and is also warned about them by his guide, Tharkey. The Yeti rescued Chang from the wreckage of the crashed plane, and carried him to shelter in a cave, where he rests, recovering his strength. After Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock discover the Yeti's cave they wait for it to leave and attempt to rescue Chang. The Yeti returns to his cave before Haddock can warn Tintin, and he reacts with anger upon seeing Tintin taking Chang away. As he reaches toward Tintin and sets off the flash bulb of the camera, which scares him away. Tintin and Haddock carry Chang back to the village of Charabang, and he explains to them that the Yeti was the one who actually saved him after the crash and took him away from the rescue parties. Along the way, they briefly encounter the Yeti again, and he is scared off this time by Haddock blowing his nose. After Chang has been prepared for comfortable transport, he, Tintin and Haddock are met ceremonially by the Grand Abbot and an emissary group of monks, who take them back to Khor-Biyong, where Chang recovers. As their party travels away from the monastery, Chang muses that the Yeti is by no means a wild animal, but instead has a human heart and soul, the Yeti sadly watches their departure from a distance.