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Himalaya with Michael Palin (6)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 6 x 55 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2004
Available in French: No

Michael Palin begins a 2000-mile journey across a region of might, majesty and mystery, encountering new extremes of wealth and poverty, intense heat and freezing cold. And once again, the former Pythonian brings his unique brand of wit and wisdom with him. Whilst on his travels, he passes through Afghanistan, across India to the feared Death Zone near the base of Mount Everest and then on to the Bhutanese capital before arriving in the Bay of Bengal. Highlights include: a morning with a street dentist in Peshwar; a visit to Dharmsala for an audience with his Holiness, the Dalai Lama; a 10-day trek to the base camp of Annapurna; the peculiarities of tribal life on the Tibetan plateau on the easternmost edge of the Himalaya; being entertained by members of the royal family in Bhutan; moving through the habitat of the red pandas; and arriving in Bangladesh, where the great rivers of the Himalaya disgorge into the Bay of Bengal, just in time for the monsoon. Eps: 1. North by Northwest. 2. A Passage to India. 3. Annapura to Everest. 4. The Roof of the World. 5. Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas. 6. Bhutan to the Bay of Benghal.