Beautiful Canyons #6
Kali Gandaki Canyon

In this sixth part we are going to Asia, to the land with the seat of the gods, as the highest mountains on earth are called by the Nepalese – so off to Nepal, to the river Kali Gandaki. The canyon Kali Gandaki got its name from the river of the same name flowing on its bottom, in honor of the Hindu goddess Kali, who is a personification of the powerful forces of nature but also the goddess of destruction. According to existing estimates, the depth of the canyon from the highest peak to the valley floor is more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet), making it the deepest canyon on Earth. The Grand Canyon, on the other hand, is only 5,900 feet (1,800 meters) deep but 450 kilometers long. The canyon is surrounded by majestic mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagari, whose height is over 8,000 meters (26,300 feet). Thousands of travelers come here every year to feast their eyes on their mystical-looking peaks, and the natives consider these places sacred.
The bravest local people regularly come down to the bottom of the gorge to find the sacred Saligmaren stones in the murky waters. These unusual stones are the fossilized fragments of mollusks (mollusks) that were found in the river millions of years ago. These strange stones are more expensive than gold in India, as they are said to have unique healing properties and are believed to be a non-living form of Vishnu. Tourists also have an opportunity to engage in this dangerous yet exciting activity, but preferably only in the company of experienced guides. The Saligmares are only one of the many mysteries of the Gandaki Canyon.
To see the gigantic peaks of the Nepal and in addition its deeply washed out canyons is an experience of its own kind. Already from my first test flight in this area I was so enthusiastic that I completely forgot to make the necessary notes for this trip. You can experience it yourself and if you like, tell others about it.
Have fun flying and exploring this unique landscape. Koschi.

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