The journey starts in Beijing dining on Peking duck and walking the Great Wall; Tibetan permits and Taj's health are up in the air.
A 27-hour train ride; Mt. Everest and meditation; race to the Tibetan border before Visas expire.
A Hindu goddess in Nepal; bargaining for presents; riding elephants, chocolate cake and tigers for a birthday surprise.
Scorching heat on the Ganges River; sweet treats; snake chambers and burning ghats; racing a train to the Taj Mahal.
A 5-star hotel at the Taj Mahal; a Bollywood Dance class; a spice market; a rock and water-filled adventure park.
A narrow-gauge train, the Monkey Temple, a sudden fever and rockslides turn up the heat in the Indian Himalayas.
A monastery in Ladakh, India; trekking through rugged terrain for 100 miles to elevations of 16,700 feet.
Canoes, a train and a container ship all to North Korea; storms, life vests and a run-in with Russians.
A bullet train in Busan; sailing the Yellow Sea; sprinting to Beijing; moth larvae and bubbles add to the fun.