Leaving the towns and cities of Pakistan and India behind, Michael ascends into the mountains, to encounter the societies who live at the top of the world. This is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, but also home to a diverse range of people. Michael seeks out remote inhabitants across this extraordinary region.
Michael continues his journey in Pakistan. He explores Islam, then moves on to India where he meets the Dalai Lama, and visits the Sikh town of Amritsar. Later, on the way to the foot of Everest, he meets Sadhus and stays with Buddhist nuns and monks.