Jharkot Village, Annapurna Circuit trek, Nepal, painting by Sangeeta Karkhanis

Jharkot Village, Annapurna Circuit trek, Nepal, Painting by Artist Sangeeta Karkhanis

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Jharkot village is a pretty village perched on a hilltop with a bright painted Pagoda, spread across an arid dry landscape across the Kali Gandaki river basin.

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia, separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. The Himalayan range is bordered on the northwest by the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush ranges. To the north, the chain is separated from the Tibetan Plateau by a 50–60 km (31–37 mi) wide tectonic valley called the Indus-Tsangpo Suture. Towards the south the arc of the Himalaya is ringed by the very low Indo-Gangetic Plain. Some of the world's major rivers – the Indus, the Ganges and the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra – rise in the Himalayas. The Himalayas have a profound effect on the climate of the region, helping to keep the monsoon rains on the Indian plain and limiting rainfall on the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of the Indian subcontinent, with many Himalayan peaks considered sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Art Number 3864
Artwork Title Jharkot Village, Annapurna Circuit trek, Nepal
Artist Name Sangeeta Karkhanis
Medium Oil & crayon on Canvas
Size 12 x 18 inches (30.48 x 45.72 cm)
Price Rs. 15,000 ($203.53)

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