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Great emka 2015-08-11 14:06

Hello Arunava,
Gorgeous view of this gorge :). What you mean by highest gorge? Fantastic scednery.

WArm regards Malgo

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:10 PM
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Default To emka: Hi Malgo

Highest gorge ......
The Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi is the gorge of the Kali Gandaki (or Gandaki River) in the Himalayas in Nepal. By some measures the Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the world, being 5,571 m or 18,278 ft lower than Annapurna I which bounds it at one point. Gorge depth is difficult to define due to disagreement over rim height so this claim is disputed. The upper part of the gorge is also called Thak Khola after the local Thakali people who became prosperous from trans-Himalayan trade.
The gorge separates the major peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m or 26,795 ft) on the west and Annapurna (8,091 m or 26,545 ft) on the east. If one measures the depth of a canyon by the difference between the river height and the heights of the highest peaks on either side, the gorge is the world's deepest. The portion of the river directly between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I (7 km downstream from Tukuche) is at an elevation of 2,520 m or 8,270 ft, 5,571 m or 18,278 ft lower than Annapurna I. As tectonic activity forced the mountains higher, the river cut down through the uplift.
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