A high valley (German: Hochtal) or high-level valley[1][2] is a valley in the upper third of a mountain range.[3] More loosely it can refer to any mountain valley.

The upper Engadine
The valley of the Rilska River, Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

Examples of high valleys are the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas at a height of 1,350 m, the Engadine and St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps at 1,856 metres and the Tannheimer Tal in Austria at 1,100 metres above sea level.

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  1. ^ Daigaku, Tohoku. Science Reports. Series 7. Issues 13-16, p. 101. 1964.
  2. ^ Scheu et al. (1934), p. 56.
  3. ^ Leser, Hartmut, ed. (2005). Wörterbuch Allgemeine Geographie, 13th ed., dtv, Munich, ISBN 978-3-423-03422-7.