Episode guide

Himalaya with Michael Palin

Series 1

Himalaya with Michael Palin

  • North by Northwest

    The traveller embarks on a journey from the Khyber Pass to the Bay of Bengal, beginning with a trip on a steam railway and a stop in Darra to browse for a unique firearm.

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  • A Passage to India

    Michael travels from K2 in Pakistan to Ladakh in India, a relatively short distance, but one requiring a considerable feat of logistics owing to the region's politics.

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  • Annapurna to Everest

    The affable Michael Palin continues his latest ambitious trek. During a Gurkha recruitment, he survives Maoist insurgents then suffers a 15,000ft climb.

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  • The Roof of the World

    The world adventurer continues his Himalayan trek, leaving Everest base camp to take the high road to Lhasa. He also gets his hands dirty milking a yak.

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  • Leaping Tigers

    The Python's Himalayan trek continues. Following the Yangtze along Tiger Leaping Gorge into Yunnan in China, he reaches the easternmost end of the Himalayas.

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  • Bhutan to Bay of Bengal

    At the conclusion of Michael's trek he takes one last look at the high Himalaya. En route to Chomolhari he meets a nomad with a penchant for yak songs.

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