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Max Lowe is an adventure photographer and writer from Bozeman, Montana, who works as a freelance journalist. He recently received a Young Explorer grant from the National Geographic Society to study the cultural and social change occurring in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya in Nepal. Learn more about Max.

Himalayan Culture Expedition: Up and up. Everest Base-camp.

After attending two Puja’s in Pangboche, home of Lama Geshi, the go to guy when asking a blessing of safety when traversing the high peaks of the Himalaya, we set out and up. The Trek to base-camp is long in the sense that you must take your time to let your body become acclimatized to the lesser amounts of oxygen…

Himalayan culture expedition: New Delhi to Phortse Village.

Exactly one week ago I arrived in Katmandu, fresh off of a month travel alone through India. I had traversed the continent from Mumbai to Calcutta and seen bodies burning on the banks of the Ganges, and experienced the hectic chaos that envelops the country for the Hindu holiday of Holi. After the madness that…