12 May 2003 - 7 April 2004
No. of Days
Countries Visited
Distance travelled
3,000 miles


A selection of highlights from Michael’s Himalayan journey.


Follow Michael's route through the Himalaya’s with our immersive and interactive map.


Himalaya was probably the most visually stunning of all the journeys. Wherever we went the highest mountains in the world were our back-drop. It wasn’t the most comfortable trip but it was the most spectacular. Round every corner was a view to die for. And Basil Pao was there to record them.

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Himalaya Book and DVD

Facing altitudes as high as 17,500 feet as well as some of the world’s deepest gorges, Michael tackles the full length of the Himalaya.