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Pack wisely before traveling

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST This list is a general guide to the things we might take on a trek. Our list will vary depending on the kind of walking we want to...
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Mad Honey

As we delve into the fascinating traditions of honey hunting in the Himalayan heights, we encounter a peculiar and tantalizing chapter in the region’s honey stories: mad honey. This golden...
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Exploring the ancient tradition of Honey Hunting in Nepal and its mysterious charms

Nestled within the cradle of the majestic Himalayas, where the air is crisp with the whispers of ancient stories and the very essence of nature dances through the mountain breeze,...
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Pemba Gelje Smashes Manaslu FKT

Pemba Gelje Sherpa reached the summit of Manaslu at 7 am Nepal time, 12 hours after setting off from Base Camp. In the process, the Nepali climber smashed the previous...
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Bring the magic of the Himalayas to your home with our HD Posters

At Firantes, we’re excited to introduce you to our Himalayan Expedition HD Poster Collection, exclusively available on Etsy. If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the majesty of these towering mountains,...
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Exploring the Cultural and Natural Riches of Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley

Nepal, renowned for its majestic mountains and rich culture, is a destination that will leave you breathless. Among its numerous treasures lies the region of Tamang Heritage and the picturesque...
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After conquering Everest, this explorer returned home to face his demons

Photographer Cory Richards shares his most intimate struggles – against post-traumatic stress, alcoholism, infidelity – and how he found a way to move forward. Photographs by Cory Richards. After surviving...
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Discover the state-of-the-art weather station installed near the summit of Everest

The world’s highest weather station went offline in 2020. Now, an upgraded version has been deployed on the roof of the world. Members of the expedition led by the National...
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Why does the height of Everest change?

An ancient geological collision gave rise to the Himalayan mountain range, a collision that continues to this day. Climbers who reach the summit of Everest may not know it, but...
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Crowning Everest: The Story of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Firantes revisits the crowning of Everest in 1953 when the world’s highest peak was first conquered. Edmund Hillary and sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest on May 29,...
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Mount Everest is teeming with life: from fungi to butterflies

In a recent study, DNA found in the meltwater from the world’s highest peak revealed a treasure trove of biodiversity. The Himalayan snowcock is one of the species recorded on...
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The risky life of women exiled due to menstruation in Nepal

In Nepal, a tradition regarding the impurity of menstrual blood forces women to exile themselves, known as chaupadi. Photographer Poulomi Basu’s mother, a widow, cannot wear red. In India, the...
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Hinduism and Buddhism: Unraveling the Differences and Discovering the Common Threads

Nestled amidst the spiritual heartland of South Asia, Hinduism and Buddhism have thrived side by side for centuries, shaping the cultures, philosophies, and landscapes of the region. While they share...
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