Investigate Iconic Mysteries Across the Globe
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane.
Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
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Tibetan CultureThe village of Lo Manthang in the remote Mustang region of Nepal is probably the best preserved example of Tibetan culture left on earth. Here, life carries on much as it has since the Middle Ages. Here, a woman weaves yarn by hand while wearing Rastafarian looking yak hair atop her head. 960 1280
Christopher Columbus and America
"This season on Expedition Unknown, we'll be digging into the real story behind some of the world's most legendary characters, such as Christopher Columbus. Get ready to be shocked by the true story of the world's most famous explorer."
Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu, NepalSwayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal is home to hundreds of monkeys who watch over the soaring Buddhist shrine. They’re cute…just don’t take out a candy bar in front of them or it turns into Planet of the Apes. 960 1280
Rain and More Rain in the Cloud Forests of EcuadorTrekking into the cloud forests of Ecuador made for one of the most challenging days in Expedition Unknown history. With constant rain and fog, nearly everything gets soaked. Except for this llama, who brought his own raincoat. 960 1280
Holding it Down on the High SeasWhile traveling the world for a living is an honor, not every day is a walk in the park. Here, my 2 cameramen do their best not to puke while filming in horrible seas off the coast of Florida. You don’t want to see the "after" photo. 960 1280
Coming Full Circle in NepalA few years ago, I was lucky enough to go to the Olympics in Vancouver. I remember standing in line to buy an overpriced red sweatshirt to commemorate my trip to the games. I was recently amazed to see the kid's size of the same sweatshirt a few thousand miles away in the high-altitude Nepalese village of Lo Manthang. Makes me wonder the journey it took to get here. Also, this adorable kid wears it much better than I did. 960 1280
Lion Sand Game Reserve, South AfricaSouth Africa’s National Parks are filled with some of the wildest creatures on the planet, but that doesn’t mean you have to live like an animal. Here’s a look at my stunning treehouse retreat at the incredible Lion Sands Game Reserve. 960 1280
On Location: Josh Gates' Pictures 2 46 Photos
Jungle Swing“In the dry season, Cambodia is torturously hot. After a long day trekking in the jungles, I was overjoyed to find what might be the best seat on earth — a jungle swing in the shadow of a beautiful, cooling waterfall. I may never leave this chair.” 960 1280
Angkor Wat“Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the world’s largest religious building, and in the early morning, it’s also one of the most peaceful. Before the crowds of visitors arrived, I snapped this photo of monks ascending the stairs en route to prayer.” 960 1280
Royal Palace“One of the things I love about Cambodia’s capital is the blend of old and new. It’s a mash-up of cultures and architecture. On one block, you feel like you're in a modern city, and then the gilded roof of the Royal Palace comes into view, and you’re transported back in time.” 960 1280
Ta Prohm Ruins“The Ta Prohm ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, are one of the most atmospheric places I’ve ever visited. It’s a meditative place to look back on one of the most impressive ancient empires in the world … and to get out of the blazing sun.” 960 1280
Ta Prohm Temple“The jungles at Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia are now merging with the ancient structures. I love exploring here, seeing how the natural world is reclaiming the site and giving it a whole new architecture.” 960 1280
Gate to Angkor Thom“There are several majestic gates that lead to Cambodia’s Angkor Thom. I’m weirdly obsessed with all of them. There’s just something so mysterious about their design. Some are easy to get to; others are shrouded by the jungle. I took a motorcycle to get to this particular gate, which feels eerily abandoned.” 960 1280
Comanche Nation Teepee“We were passing through Oklahoma and noticed a huge gathering in a field. It turned out to be a massive powwow on the plains of Comanche Nation. We pulled over and were warmly welcomed by the proud and hospitable Comanche people.” 960 1280
Horseback Riding“When searching for the mysterious lost treasure of Jesse James, it pays to have the right vehicle. As I rode off into the fading Oklahoma sunset on horseback, I suddenly felt hot on the trail of one of America’s most famous outlaws.” 960 1280
Buzzard’s Roost“It may not be buried gold, but when I found this antique lead bar in the hills of Buzzard’s Roost in Oklahoma, I was ecstatic! After all, when treasure hunting, any discovery is better than coming up empty-handed … or getting bitten by a rattlesnake.” 960 1280
Summer Palace“Touring the summer palace of the Russian czars in St. Petersburg made me realize that I need to do some serious redecorating back at home. My ballroom isn’t nearly this opulent.” 960 1280
Brandenburg Gate“Ominous skies over the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is, for me, one of the coolest spots in Europe. No other city has undergone a more dramatic transformation in the 20th century. It’s gone from a place of extreme repression to a city that’s absolutely buzzing with free expression.” 960 1280
Vladimir Lenin Statue“Kaliningrad is a place with a fascinating identity crisis. I loved exploring this seldom-visited city and sorting through the complicated history that defines it. Though it was once German, this Lenin statue is a good reminder that I'm now in Russian territory.” 960 1280
On Location: Josh Gates' Pictures 19 Photos
Temple of Doom Pictures 23 Photos