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 ...
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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
Another well-done documentary for the Palin collection
After being drawn into the wonders that are Michael Palin's travels, I could not pass the opportunity to watch his journey across the diverse Himalaya region. Palin, as well as his other travels, brings great humor and charm to this documentary. He has never been afraid of trying anything new, and Himalaya is no different, from journeying to the troubled land of Kashmir to milking female yaks in Tibet. One of the neatest parts of the documentary is when Michael chats with the Dalai Lama. This enlightening part of the program was well put-together, as well as the documentary as a whole. Bravo, Michael, you've done it again! Keep up the travels!
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