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Himalayan Marmot’s formula to survive high altitude constraints: Mutate

The Himalayan marmot (Marmota himalayana) has always fascinated scientists and alpinists who travel to high altitudes. The large squirrels dwell at elevations of 1,900–5,000 m around the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China. At such altitudes, the air is thin and temperatures regularly plummet to below zero degree Celsius. […]

Fantastic Phoksundo: A trip to Nepal’s deepest lake

Ever since I watched the movie Himalaya (also known as Caravan), I always wanted to go to Dolpa and visit Phoksundo Lake. Having planned this trip more than once, 2018 became the year when I finally got a chance to visit Nepal’s deepest lake. The way Dolpa district is now accessible by road, but the […]