Though The Grand Canyon may be one of the largest in the world, it’s definitely not one of the deepest. In fact, the deepest canyon can be found in Pakistan, and has one of the largest Asian rivers flowing through it – The Indus Gorge.
Providing one of the main water resources for Pakistan and stemming from Tibet, The Indus River is one of the longest ones in all of Asia. Along with holding the title of the deepest canyon in the world, The Indus Gorge is also known as the world’s 9th highest mountain on the south side of the world. The summer flooding of the Indus River causes massive amounts of erosion that reveals many of the middle and lower crustal like rocks to the surface of the mountain.
If you have a chance to stop by and visit the gorge, it has been highly suggested to see where the Indus River and the Zanskar confluence together. The two rivers are distinctly different in color and watching the two of them combine forms a new color all together. Note that there are different options as to how you can view the rivers and the gorge. If you’re one to enjoy the view and to snap a couple of photos, then that’s completely fine. But there is an option to go river rafting in the water and to enjoy everything in a more up close and personal aspect. We definitely recommend bringing a waterproof camera with you if you’re planning on hopping into the water for a shot.