Most of Tibetans, both men and women, live constantly muffled in their "chuba", a thick woolen coat with fur inside and very long sleeves. When the weather is warm they simply slip off one of the sleeves.

On the chuba married women wear an apron with coloured stripes.

Even if only yaks could admire them, all women show pretty necklaces, like this young herder that I met on a remote pasture at about 5000 meters of altitude.

The favourite hat is a sort of fur busby, but western style wollen caps are more and more frequent.

When a foreigner enters into a village, he is assaulted by dozens of children always enthusiastic to be photographed.

Cats are not of the same opinion and must be costrained to pose for a picture.

Visiting a village you will be likely invited into a Tibetan house. The communication could be hard (unless you speak some Tibetan) but smiles and gestures will help a lot.

This girl poses for a picture before a small altar in her kitchen. Every house has its own altar, with images of deities, photos of lama's, and many offerings.

When you enter into a Tibetan house you will be gently constrained to drink the notorious Tibetan tea, a mixture of water, tea, salt and rancid butter. Your cup will be constantly refilled after every sip, and soon you could be in despair. Only if you survive this trial you will be really ready for a full immersion in the Tibetan world.