Annapurna to Everest
Michael Palin continues his trek. On his way to Everest base camp, he meets the King of Nepal, visits Annapurna Sanctuary, climbs a glacier and follows a Gurkha recruitment drive.
Michael Palin continues his Himalayan trek. During a Gurkha recruitment Palin is disturbed by Maoist insurgents, but survives to suffer as he climbs to 15,000 feet and sees the majesty of Annapurna Sanctuary. In Kathmandu he is blessed by the Nepalese king before meeting some holy men. Crossing into Tibet he meets his first yaks at the highest monastery in the world before heading up the Rongbuk glacier towards the summit of Everest.