From the sublime coastlines with the snow capped mountains, rolling landscapes and the frenetic cities fizzling energy is the diversity of Asia and the architectures are mind boggling. The stunning beauty of Asia forced Michael Palin to decide to go on and explore the Asian countries, travelling from Himalayas, touching India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and China in his very famous series for BBC named Himalayas with Michael Palin.The travel series Himalaya with Michael Palin was presented by Palin himself and he chose to cover around 1800 miles along the highest mountain range, the Himalaya.
This huge mountain consists of 14 tallest mountains in the world with 30 peaks that are higher than 25000 feet. The Himalayas look fascinating and not many had the opportunity to feel the heaven so close. In this documentary series Palin and his crew delve into the Everest and K2, Nagaland, Kashmir Tibet and also the mysteries of Lhasa. Mount Everest’s base is known as the “Death Zone”. Palin also traveled along the range in Afghanistan and the Khyber Pass which is a link between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Khyber Pass is the part of the ancient Silk Road and still works for as an important trade route from Central Asia to South Asia.
He traced the major rivers in Asia like the Ganges in India, Yangtze in China and Brahmaputra in Bangladesh. He also showed interest in the culture and people that permeate the region. Each country he visits has its own aroma that is explored by Palin during his tour. Palin had the opportunity to chat with the great Dalai Lama and also watched a cricket match while in the high peaks of Nagaland. This documentary brings in extraordinary humor, patience and off beat charm of Palin, which makes the travel more memorable. To reach Himalayas is very difficult, but this travel documentary will surely give you the similar feel without actually being there.