Located on the northern side of the Himalayas sharing Mt Everest with Nepal, Tibet was home to the current Dalai Lama before the Tibetan uprising of 1959 when he was forced to flee to India where he currently resides as a refugee.
Tibet has more than one hundred species of mammals including tigers, leopards, and bears. In addition to mammals, there are forty species of reptiles including snakes, scorpions, and lizards. There are also fifty species of amphibians including frogs, otters, and turtles.
Tibet Tourism is controlled completely by China, and to show the importance of guided groups, all foreign travelers who intend to visit Tibet require 1 to 8 permits in order to enter. Tour operators that offer trips to Tibet have that covered in advance.