Tsachu--Brahmaputra Big Bend, 扎曲--雅鲁藏布江大拐弯

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Hichos Lew on January 13, 2008

Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge Expedition 2007


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Hichos Lew on January 18, 2009

There are 4 big falls all the way down from Sechen La to the Big Bend. For the time being it is mission impossible for kayaking or rafting.

petewinn on January 19, 2009

I've communicated with the leaders of all of the teams listed on my website and have video or photos of their expeditions. The only rapids that have not been run between the source and Hidden Falls are those in Kanglai Gorge (between Saka and Dobe), a few rapids in the gorge above Gyatsa, and a few rapids in the Great Bend between Gyala and Hidden Falls. The expedition leaders have reviewed my website for accuracy. With the exception of Kanglai Gorge, Lang Canyon and Gyatsa Gorge, the Yarlung Tsangpo is suitable for rafting, but is quite flat (Class 2-3) except for Renqinding Gorge (above Lhatse) and from Gyatse to Pei.

Hichos Lew on January 19, 2009

I found one thing. Your Big Bend and my Big Bend are not referring to the same thing. Your Big Bend is a region containing the deepest part of the gorge, while my Big Bend is right at the confluence of Po Tsangpo and Yarlung Tsangpo, i.e. the most famous one of many big bends along the Tsangpo River.

Since I'm particularly interested in the gorge only, the "from Sechen La to the Big Bend" is the same stretch of the river as "from the Hidden Fall to the confluence of Po and Yarlung", which turns out to be the only non-kayakable portion. The 4 big falls are all found in this area.

Romesh Bhattacharji on November 14, 2009

This is the beginning of the Great Bend of the Tsangpo. Isn't it. Wonderful shot.

Hichos Lew on November 16, 2009

To be more accurate, the great bend normally only refers to the stretch of the river shown in the picture

云悟去者 on December 12, 2009


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Aditya Paranjape on March 3, 2012

Pl accept my greetings.Great photography, great turnaround Really earthly wonder

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