The gorges They are geographical features caused by the force of the water as it passes through the softer territories. Sometimes they are cracks so deep that they seem like real entrances to the center of the Earth. For this reason, many of these canyons have become tourist shows that occupy very prominent places in the most prestigious travel guides.
Today we want to tell you about one of the most impressive gorges on the planet, if not the most spectacular. And it is the deepest in the world. We are referring to Kali Gandaki. Do you want to discover all the details of this gorge? Well, do not miss anything we tell you below!
A gorge that separates two eight thousand
The sacred Kali Gandaki river, which originates from the glacier Nhubine Himalm, located at 6,000 meters of altitude, it has caused on its way south an impressive crack that bears the same name as the stream of water that we have just discussed. In reality, it is a gorge that separates two of the eight-thousand (terrain elevations greater than 8,000 meters) in the world: the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna. Keep in mind that on the entire planet there are only 14 eight thousand.
5,500 meters of unevenness
What is most surprising of all the gorge are the 5,500 meters of unevenness between the ground and the summit of Dhaulagiri, at 8,167 meters. Taking into account that it is one of the most high in the world, no wonder it is the deepest gorge on the planet.
A trade route
In the past, what is now a famous hiking route was a trade route between Tibet and Nepal. And it must be borne in mind that the river passes through the kingdom of Muastang towards the border between these two territories. Today it is integrated into the Annapurna Circuit, one of the tours of trekking most popular in the world, which is part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. If you want to tour the Kali Gandaki you must hire sherpas, guides or porters, although you also have the possibility of hiring some of the circuits offered by some international tourist companies.
The Annapurna Conservation Area
The Annapurna Conservation Area is a protected area in Nepal that covers an area of 7,629 km2 and includes Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi and Lamjung districts. Of course, the area also includes the Annapurna, a mountainous massif where, in addition to an eight thousand (Annapurna I), there are several peaks of more than 7,000 meters. To conserve and maintain the area, where 28 classes of ecosystems have been distinguished, the money collected from the permits is used, which must be obtained by all those who want to visit the area.
Other spectacular gorges
This is not the only gorge in the world that will take your breath away. Throughout the planet there are many gorges and vertigo canyons, such as the Geech Abyss (Ethiopia), the Colca Canyon (Peru), the Samaria Gorge (Greece), the Grand Canyon (United States), the Tiger Leaping Gorge (China), the Gorge from Yusufeli (Turkey), the Pez River Canyon (Namibia) or the Tara River Canyon (Montenegro). Would you dare to visit any of them?
Then we leave you with our Gallerywhere you can take a look at a lot of pictures of the Kali Gandaki gorge. Do not miss it! I assure you that you will love them!
Deepest Canyon in the World | Kali-Gandaki Gorge Via Drone | Visit Nepal 2020 (October 2020)
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