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Kali Gandaki Gorge

Kali Gandaki Gorge

Abohar Kali Gandaki is an ever-flowing river that creates the deepest gorge within the Mustang region of Nepal. This is the deepest river when it comes to comparison. The elevation of this river is 3900 m from the sea level.

Many people know as Thak Khola for the upper level of this river. Mostly, Thakali people who reside in this place. This river really helping a lot for the people in this region.

The gorge has the separation between tow peaks Dhaulagiri in the west whereas in the east Annapurna ranges. Kali Gandaki is very famous for Shaligram fossils that resemble the Lord Vishnu. Kali Gandaki Gorge has more than  6000 meters of deepness.

Most locals who come to this river in order to find out sacred stone Saligrams. These stones have more value than gold in India just because of unique properties. Stones are available on the bank of the river.

Trekkers could view this deepest gorge while hiking to Annapurna Base Camp and heading for Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal. This gorge has rounds of mountains with evergreen subtropical trees.

The Kali Gandaki gorge has been the trade trail between Tibet and India for many centuries. However, it has been part of the trekking route and lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

The river flows south through the old Kingdom of Mustang and moves in the sheer-sided deep canyon. The capital city of Mustang is in Lo Manthang. The river flows to Marpha, Jomsom even up to Tukuche, and then broadens Dana and Tatopani moves toward Beni. Most trekkers or visitors could enjoy the view of Annapurna ranges and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

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