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The scanning doesn't do justice to this photo. Neither do the printed 30x40 version I have on the wall at home. I guess that the latitude of colours and tones is just too much.

The place is absolutely magical, as you can see in TE Jarkhot gallery. Shame on me, there you can also see that mine is the worst picture there and that the place is really something.

Jarkhot is on the famous Annapurna circuit trek, on the way from Jomsom to Muktinath, the later being an important hindu and buddhist pilgrimage site and the first village West of the famous Thorong La pass.

It's a charming little village at perhaps more than 3000 meters high, with a nice gompa (Tibetan Buddhist monastery) perched on edge of a cliff - you can see its profile approximately on the middle of the image, in the angle of the dark area.

UPDATE: All these 12 years I thought that one of the peaks on the back was Dhaulagiri (8000+ meters high), but today someone kindly informed me that it is visible from the place where I shot it but it doesn't appear on the photo, as it is more to the left.

You can read about what I did the day I shot this photo in http://www.geocities.com/nepal_indiafaq/nepal-travelog/d10.htm

I reposted the photo after I flipped it horizontally.

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Update 31-Mar-2008:

Link to all my posts of this area: *.

Location (latitude, longitude): 28.8179,83.85

Note on the location in TE: according to Wikipedia, all this region, from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and Muktinath is part of Dhawalagiri district [te]. I put my posts in the Gandaki district following the others, as almost no one posts their photos of the region in the supposedly right place.

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