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'Expedition Unknown' Investigates the Yeti

'Expedition Unknown' Investigates the Yeti

Josh Gates is no stranger to the mysteries of the yeti -- or the Himalayan mountains. "There have been so many firsthand accounts of the Yeti, and several years ago, I had my own encounter," Josh said. "I discovered an unusual set of footprints high in the Himalayas. It was an incredible and confounding find."  960 1280

  

Monster or Myth?

Monster or Myth?

Josh examines an artifact from a Buddhist monastery in Pangboche, Nepal, which supporters claim to be the hand of the Pangboche Yeti. 960 1280

  

An Epic Journey

An Epic Journey

Josh and the Expedition Unknown crew traveled far and wide throughout Nepal during their investigation, capturing sights of the Himalayas like this from Namche Bazaar, Nepal. 960 1280

  

Pack Travelers

Pack Travelers

Donkeys of the crew's convoy cross a long susupension bridge high in the mountains in Nepal. 960 1280

  

Long Road Ahead

Long Road Ahead

Josh stands on the long suspension bridge that leads to Phadking, a stop on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp. 960 1280

  

Pit Stop

Pit Stop

The crew and other travelers stop for a breather on their trek to Everest Base Camp in the heart of Namche Bazaar, Nepal. 960 1280

  

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

The Nepalese village of Namche Bazaar is the unofficial capital of Nepal and another major stop-off point for travelers making the trek to Everest Base Camp. 960 1280

  

Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

Josh repels down the side of a cliff towards a cave in search of any sign or evidence of the yeti in Nepal. 960 1280

  

Possible Evidence?

Possible Evidence?

The Expedition Unknown crew captures footage of Josh and his investigation partners, Adam Davies and Tul, as they examine animal footprints next to a river. 960 1280

  

Yeti or Not?

Yeti or Not?

Josh, Adam, and Tul take a closer look at the animal prints they've spotted. 960 1280

  

Prayers for Josh

Prayers for Josh

Traditional Tibetan prayer flags are scattered throughout the mountains of Nepal to bless the countryside. 960 1280

  

Up Up and Away

Up Up and Away

A helicopter is one of Josh's many modes of transport throughout the four-part Hunt for the Yeti special. 960 1280

  

The Trek Continues

The Trek Continues

The Expedition Unknown crew continues their journey through the mountains of Nepal in search of the yeti. 960 1280

  

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

They made it! (Josh Gates and the crew shot a Facebook Live from Everest Base Camp -- click here to watch the video on Travel Channel's Facebook page.) 960 1280

  

Have You Seen the Yeti?

Have You Seen the Yeti?

Josh talks with Pasang, an alleged yeti witness, at Everest Basecamp. 960 1280

  

More Yeti Evidence

More Yeti Evidence

Josh examines an artifact that is believed by Khumjung villagers to be the scalp of a yeti. 960 1280

  

Beautiful Bhutan

Beautiful Bhutan

Josh visits a decorated Bhutanese temple during his travels throughout South Asia. 960 1280

  

Bhutan Monastary

Bhutan Monastary

Monasteries are sacred Buddhist sites and can be found throughout Bhutan. 960 1280

  

Yeti Sightings?

Yeti Sightings?

Josh Gates and Casey Anderson look around for any signs of the yeti in the forests of Bhutan. 960 1280

  

Trap Camera

Trap Camera

Josh Gates and Casey Anderson check footage from their trap camera at their campsite in Bhutan for any evidence of a yeti. 960 1280

  

River Rafting

River Rafting

Yet another mode of transport for Josh and the crew in Hunt for the Yeti: white water rafting down a river in Bhutan. 960 1280

  

Team Yeti

Team Yeti

Josh speaks with Japanese mountaineer Kuniaki Yagihara about his own expedition and possible yeti sighting, plus photo evidence of a footprint and a small video clip. 960 1280

  

Traditional Wear

Traditional Wear

Before leaving South Asia, Josh Gates gets fitted for traditional Bhutanese garb. 960 1280

  

Cathedral of Lima

Cathedral of Lima

Josh Gates poses in front of the Cathedral of Lima in Peru, an example of exquisite colonial baroque architecture that was originally built in 1535. 960 1280

  

Ancient Incan Prayer

Ancient Incan Prayer

Josh performs an ancient Incan prayer to bless his journey to search for the mythical lost city of Paititi in Peru. 960 1280

  

Lake Pumacocha

Lake Pumacocha

Josh and his team stop at Lake Pumacocha to see if there is truth to the myth that Incas dumped all their vegetables in the lake while retreating from the Spanish. 960 1280

  

Ancient Incan Artifact

Ancient Incan Artifact

This ancient Incan artifact was found in a previously undiscovered ruin deep in the Peruvian jungle. The artifact might hold clues to the legend of Paititi. 960 1280

  

Heading into the Peruvian Jungle

Heading into the Peruvian Jungle

Josh poses in front of a previously unknown Incan ruin deep in the Peruvian jungle. 960 1280

  

Where to Next?

Where to Next?

Explorer Greg Deyermenjian and his team confer over a map of the Incan Road of Stone in the Peruvian jungle while charting their next move. 960 1280

  

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The beautiful Incan ruins of Machu Picchu perched atop a mountain in the Cusco region of Peru. 960 1280

  

Rock Art

Rock Art

Josh and his team decode rock paintings in the jungles of Peru, which provide directions on where to cross the Urubamba River on their way to the lost city of Paititi. 960 1280

  

Hiram Bingham Rail Line

Hiram Bingham Rail Line

Josh enjoys his time on the luxurious Hiram Bingham rail line on his way to Machu Picchu. 960 1280

  

Lake Pumacocha

Lake Pumacocha

Josh, explorer Greg Deyermenjian and the rest of their team take a moment near Lake Pumacocha in Peru to talk about the legend of how the Incas passed through the area while fleeing the Spanish. 960 1280

  

Safety First

Safety First

Our search for the Yeti leads to a high-altitude hunt in the mountains of Bhutan. As we pass 14,000 feet, researcher Casey Anderson and I don oxygen masks in the rapidly thinning air. Nobody said looking for a Yeti was going to be easy. 960 1280

  

Bhutan's Ghankar Punsom

Bhutan's Ghankar Punsom

Flying toward the sacred mountain of Ghankar Punsom in Bhutan. Many of these peaks have never been summited, let alone seen by Westerners. Just over those snow-capped mountains is the border of Tibet, and, if eyewitnesses are to be believed, this is the home of the Yeti. 960 1280

  

Arriving in Bhutan

Arriving in Bhutan

Bhutan is known as “the land of the Thunder Dragon.” Due to its location, it’s one of the most remote nations on earth. Only about a dozen pilots are rated to land at Bhutan’s Paro airport. The runway is nestled in the middle of the Himalayas, and planes have to bank into a narrow valley for the final approach. 960 1280

  

Inside the Temple

Inside the Temple

The Memorial Chorten in Thimpu, Bhutan is a temple where faithful Buddhists come to meditate, pray, and make offerings. 960 1280

  

Bhutan's Spirituality

Bhutan's Spirituality

Prayer candles burning in a temple in Bhutan. This country is deeply spiritual, and creatures like the Yeti exist in a realm somewhere between the real and the divine. 960 1280

  

Meeting the Locals

Meeting the Locals

Many people in Bhutan still wear traditional “ghos,” a 17th century robe. As for the sunglasses, I have no idea. But let’s be honest. This guy is dope. 960 1280

  

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

The Expedition Unknown team in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We’re joining researcher Adam Davies to interview recent Yeti eyewitnesses and hopefully collect physical evidence. 960 1280

  

Surviving Lukla

Surviving Lukla

The arrivals sign at the Lukla airport in Nepal is a welcome sight (since seeing it means you survived the flight). I travel for a living, and I can assure you that Lukla has the sketchiest commercial runway on earth. But it’s well worth the white-knuckle landing, since it’s a charming high-altitude town and the gateway to the stunning Everest region beyond. 960 1280

  

Smile, Danny!

Smile, Danny!

Expedition Unknown wouldn’t happen without my awesome crew. High in the Himalayas, my tech manager Danny crosses a narrow bridge armed with a camera, a backpack full of lenses and a smile. 960 1280

  

Hindu Sādhus

Hindu Sādhus

Nepal is an amazing melting pot of history and religion. In Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, there are Bhuddist temples sitting alongside Hindu shrines. Here, Hindhu sādhus sit amidst the smoky offerings and offer blessings to the passers by. 960 1280

  

Expedition Rough Waters

Expedition Rough Waters

Rafting in Bhutan under ominous skies. This is a country where 70 percent of the entire nation is pristine wilderness. That’s a lot of space to get lost in -- or for a yeti to hide in. 960 1280

  

The Edge of the Earth

The Edge of the Earth

Many sightings of the Yeti take place along the remote rivers of Bhutan. This one, near the valley of Jakar, is only partially navigable. After a while, it just falls off the edge of the earth and spills down toward the Indian subcontinent. 960 1280

  

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Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions. Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates’ adventures as he sets out on a global journey to find the truth behind captivating and iconic unsolved legends.

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