Yarlung Tsangpo grand canyon in North East India

Yarlung Tsangpo grand canyon in North East India

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Yarlung Tsangpo grand canyon ~ The origin of the River Brahmaputra.

The Yarlung Tsangpo (Tibetan name for the upper course of the Brahmaputra) originates near Mount Kailash and runs east for about 1700 km, draining a northern section of the Himalayas before it enters the gorge near downstream of Pei, Tibet near the settlement of Zhibe. The canyon has a length of about 150 miles (240 km) as the gorge bends around Mount Namcha Barwa (7782 m) and cuts its way through the eastern Himalayan range.

The river then enters Arunachal Pradesh and eventually becomes the Brahmaputra.

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