Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture remains strong and central to the region despite economic development and migration of other Chinese ethnic groups to Lhasa.
Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet. In Tibet, yaks are decorated and honored by the families they are part of. Yaks are found in the Himalayas, the Tibetan Plateau, and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. They are an integral part of Tibetan life.