Splinter awakens from a most disturbing dream and decides that its time for them to leave Japan. Ninjara goes with the Turtles and Splinter to Tibet, while April, Oyuki, Fu Sheng, and the Warrior Dragon go to America.
The turtles finally arrive in Tibet. They rent some Yaks to climb the mountains. They discover a four-armed creature named Katmandu in battle with some assassins. The turtles help Katmandu, discover that he is headed to the same place as them - the Crystal Palace, home to the Charlie Llama. Katmandu wishes to become the Llama's guardian to improve his karma.
The group arrives at the palace to discover that its been attacked. Suddenly, one of the assassins from early - a skeletal whirling dirvish - busts out from hiding and escapes. It seems the Llama has been kidnapped...