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The Road of the Sherpas

In the middle of the 19th century, British people declared that Mount Everest is the highest summit in the world. Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa mountaineer, was the first man who reached the roof of the world, together with Edmund Hillary in 1953.

In this episode, we will follow in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and we will discover the magnificent Himalayan environment—in a beautiful 2000-kilometer journey that will take us from Darjeeling in India to Kathmandu in Nepal.

About Mythical Roads:

Whether remote or packed with tourists, recent or old, famous or forgotten, certain routes are paved with legends. This series explores itineraries that have made history across five continents—some roads and rivers that separated countries, and others that formed links, creating pathways for traders, fortune-seekers, evangelists, conquerors, and travelers. As historical symbols, these routes now ignite the imaginations of millions of people in search of adventure and freedom.

The original and poetic approach of this series casts a new light on these mythical roads. Throughout the journey, the routes unfold through the eyes of the men and women who live and work along them, and who continue to sustain the legends.

Personal adventures alternate with extraordinary explorations, unforgettable encounters, and surprising developments.

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