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This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and environments in various countries. It includes 1° North by Northwest - Pakistan's tribal province, featuring Khyber Pass, Peshawar, Gilgit, Chitral and K2; 2° A Passage to India - Lahore (still in Muslim Pakistan), and in its mainly Hindu rival India: Amritsar, Shimla, Dharamsala (meeting with the Dalai Lama) and Srinagar; 3°Annapurna to Everest - Nepal (the capital Kathmandu, meeting with King Gyanendra, and Annapurna Mountain; includes a scare involving the Maoist rebels in the Gurkha recruiting area) and Tibet (administered as a Chinese province: Pokhara and the Everest base camp on the northern side). 4° The Roof of the World - Tibet's capital Lhasa and in China's Qinghai province Yushu. 5° Leaping Tiger, Naked Nagas - from China's Yunnan province to India's Nagaland state - features Kunming, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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13 November 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The episodes take the audience from the streets of Pakistan to the south most part of Bangladesh. Stories stories everywhere! Its a series about generations of people, living around the Himalayan range and how diverse and yet similar their lives are. The problems they face and yet how they go about their lives. If the people of the Indian sub-continent were to see this, they would realize how closely knit they all are after all!

Truly admire him for his liveliness on the screen. The Monty Python spirit is and has always been inside him! He builds a great rapport with anyone he comes in contact with and is truly interested...traits of a great traveler! Kudos to him and his team. Great work!!!


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