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The Stunning Himalayan View From Nagarkot, Nepal (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/20/2012 7:52 am Updated: 03/20/2012 7:52 am

Nagarkot is a simple farming town by Nepalese standards, but when sunrise comes, it just might be the most beautiful place on Earth. It doesn't hurt that one of the next towns over is Mount Everest's base camp.

The village, which sits at 7,200 feet, boasts stunning vistas of the Himalayas.

Discussing the village, Ukrainian photographer Anton Jankovoy told The Daily Mail: "I live and work the most of the year in Nepal and this village is my favorite place there, a place where I spend almost all my free time. The scenery is stunning and for these people living above the clouds is just a normal day for them despite how amazing it looks to the rest of us."

Visitors can take a bus from Kathmandu, which is roughly 20 miles away, or simply walk -- a potentially faster option given the irregular bus schedule -- according to Lonely Planet.

Prime sightseeing months are from October through March and non-prime months can be a bit chilly.

For those who love sunrises, check out some of the prettiest ones around the world here.

Photos courtesy of Anton Jankovoy, Caters News Service unless otherwise noted.

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  • A Japanese tourist couple watches the sun rise from the resort town of Nagarkot, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

  • Tourists and Nepalese gather at a view point to watch the Himalayan range of mountains at Nagarkot, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) northeast of Katmandu. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

  • The Himalayan range of mountains is seen at sunrise from Nagarkot, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) northeast of Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)


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