Young Tibetan monk playing the dungchen (dung chen) in a Buddhist ceremony in a monastery in Ranipauwa near Muktinath.
The dungchen is a long trumpet or horn used in Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies. It is the most widely used instrument in Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is often played in pairs or multiples, and the sound is compared to the singing of elephants.
93 years old man who lives alone in the mountains near Pisang. Pisang is a village in Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal (Annapurna Circuit).
For the Buddhist people in this area the old man is a holy man, and people visit him to ask for his blessing.