marpha village - rooftops - valley (nepal)

View from the top of Marpha village, between Tatopani and Jomsom, on the Annapurnas road (Nepal)

View my other photos of Marpha.

In the background on the left, the peak of the Nilgiri mountain (Elevation: 7061 m /­ 23166 ft).­

Marpha village is pretty, but much less authentic than Kagbeni, another old village further up in the valley.­

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Beni Jomsom Sadak, Annapurna Conservation Area, Jomsom 33100, Nepal

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­