Himalaya with Michael Palin

Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas

Series 1 - Episode 5 Leaping Tigers, Naked Nagas



The adventurer travels along the Yangtze river into China, where he meets Mosuo singer Namu, who explains the region's traditional walking marriage ceremonies. He continues into India to marvel at one of Assam's great tea estates, makes the acquaintance of the local elephants and stays at a monastery where the monks introduce him to their unique dancing style.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Palin
Director John Paul Davidson
Producer John Paul Davidson