Beautiful Canyons #6



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Kali Gandaki - The Deepest Gorge Between Kalopani and Larjung, where the valley cuts through the main ridge of the Himalayas, lies the bottom of the deepest valley in the world at about 2540 meters. The difference in altitude between the bottom of the valley and the peak of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), about 12 km to the west, is more than 5600 m there. East of the valley rises the Annapurna (8091 m). The two summits are only about 34 km apart.

Similar to Everest, the mountains on either side of the gorge attract a crowd every year. Year after year, thousands of people from all over the world come to experience the beauty and sheer power of this river gorge and the mountains that surround it. During the coldest months of the year, both mountains are covered in snow, creating a majestic and awe-inspiring landscape that only a few people can experience. For those who visit the Kali Gandaki Gorge, it might just be a tourist trip. For those who live and survive on the land around this mountain range, the land is sacred and it has tremendous significance for the indigenous peoples of Nepal.

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