INSIDE HIMALAYA features over 300 breathtaking photographs taken by Basil Pao during his adventure with Michael Palin through some of the world's most inhospitable terrain, from the deserts of Afghanistan to the sheer slopes of Mount Everest. Covering seven countries, Pao's photographs expertly capture the magical appeal of the region, and the extraordinarily diverse range of landscapes, cultures and peoples it is home to. Intimate shots of Michael and his film crew at work and relaxing 'off-air' give a fascinating insight into the making of this TV series. The photographs are preceded by an introduction written by Michael Palin.
Basil Pao took up photography in 1980, since when his work has appeared in books and magazines all over the world. Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python team and in films such as A FISH CALLED WANDA are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveller of his major television series, however, that he has acquired a vast and loyal following.