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Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

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Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

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Understood[edit]

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon,the longest, the deepest and the highest Grand Canyon of the world. Thousands of meters of terrain sharp contrast, make up the world first. Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is the biggest the water vapor channel of Tibetan plateau. According to Scientific research,it is formed by Himalaya’s move and river’s rush.

Yarlung Zangbo is not only famous of its depth and width, but with its rich scientific connotation and valuable resources and causes the attention of the world’s scientists, the world’s biggest precipitation distribution in the Brahmaputra river

At the north of vapor channel,Nyenchen tanglha eastern north slope where The 33meters late glacial local, at the upstream of Parlung Zangbo where Laigu glacier is located.

Brahmaputra grand canyon starts north Dadu village Milin county, south Motog Baxika village, Yarlung Zangbo is totally 504.6km, average deep is 2268meters and the deepest place is 6009meters, average height is over 3km.

Get in[edit]

Take a bus from Lhasa to Bayi, Nyingchi, the first scheduled bus is start 8:00am, it’s over 400km, tickets price is 155 yuan, then to Pailong, finally trek to Zhaqu where you can see Brahmaputra waters turn and the deepest valley of the world. From Zhaqu to Pailong you can visit Ba tribe village, enjoy old-growth forest, at last you can take a bus from Pailong to Milin, from Milin to Gacha, Lhoka enjoy the Grand canyon on the way.

  • Suitable season: May to October

Weather of Trekking area: Nyingchi is located on the south of Tibet, affect by subtropics, subnival belt and etc., difference place has different weather.

Best time to Trekking: at beginning of June to the middle of October. After October, because of the snow, Motog will be closed until June of Next year. April and October is the best season to get into Motog, few rains and no risk of collapse and debris flow.