Time:01-03-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour
On the border between Mainling and Medog counties, the Namjagbarwa Peak, highest peak on the eastern range of the Himalayas, stands on the way of the Yarlung Zangbo River and forces it to make a U turn abruptly. To the south of the 7,782-metre Namjagbarwa Peak sands the 7,151 -metre Gyailhabelai Peak. On the northern bank of the Yarlung Zangbo River, the top of Gyailhabelai is some 5,000 -6,000 metres taller than the river valley. The two mountain giants stand shoulder by shoulder, with vertical cliffs guarding the river like enormous gates. The narrowest point at the river valley is less than 80 metres. Lt seems that some prehistoric giant had cut open the mountains to let out the surging river.
Yarlung Zangbo Canyon
In 1994, Chinese scientists carried out an extensive survey in the great canyon. With comprehensive findings, they proved that this is the world’s biggest canyon. According to the statistics issued by the State Survey Bureau, the canyon starts from the Daduka Village (2,880 metres above sea level) of the Mainling County in the north, and ends at the Bacoka Village (115 metres above sea level) of the Medog County. With a total length of 504.6 kilometres, the canyon is 6,009 metres at the deepest point, with an average depth of 2,268 metres. These figures provide indisputable evidence that this is the biggest canyon in the world. In the past, the Grand Canyon of Colorado (1,800-metre deep, 440-kilometre long) in the United States, and the Colca Canyon in Peru (3,203-metre deep) had been listed as the world’s biggest canyons. But neither of them can compare with the canyon on the Yarlung Zangbo River. The discovery excited the whole world and international scientists called it the most important geological find of the 20th century. This discovery was made after long-term efforts by generations of Chinese scientists.
U-shaped Yarlung Zangbo Canyon
In September 1998, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China formally authorized the scientific name of the canyon: Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (or the Yarlung Langbo Daxiagu).
I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?
Dear Mr. Ul***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.
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