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Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu, PRC

From series “The Deepest Canyons on the Planet”
Lenght: 500 km. Deepness: > 6000 m.

Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu located in Tibet is more than 6,000 meters deep, that makes it an undisputed leader among canyons. The gorge is approximately 500 kilometers long; it has a very unusual shape of a horseshoe. Mountains surrounding the canyon are incredibly high; their snow-capped peaks are lost on the background of the light blue sky. They attract fans of climbing. Only professionals can conquer mountain tops around the canyon. The unique ecosystem is among main distinctive features of the Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu; depending on the altitude, its climate ranges from subtropical to arctic.

Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu, PRC On the southern slope of the canyon there is Namjag Barwa, the main peak of the Eastern Himalayas, soaring to 7,782 meters. At the bottom of the gorge swift Tsangpo River is still flowing. Its minimum width is 80 meters, but from a bird's-eye view it seems a subtle line lost in the mighty mountains. Last major study of the canyon, in which it was recognized as the deepest in the world, took place in 1994. Results of the study have become one of the most significant geographical achievements of the 20th century. Next - Capertee

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