After their long and arduous journey, Peter and Heinrich enter the holy city of Lhasa. They see a woman putting a bowl of food out for her dog, and are so hungry they attempt to eat the food themselves. The woman's husband, Kungo, befriends Peter and Heinrich and invites them to stay with them. He requests and receives permission from the council for the foreigners to remain in Lhasa. Ngawang Jigme, a secretary on the council, sends the tailor to make suits for Heinrich and Peter as gifts. Both Heinrich and Peter spend time with Pema, but she and Peter end up marrying.