Shyok Valley Tour

The Shyok Valley is the valley of the Shyok River -- the river of death. This is a Yarkandi (Central Asian) name, probably given by the Central Asian traders who ventured on this treacherous route for centuries and perished. Rising from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from Shyok,The Shyok River takes a southerly course after it is joined by the Nubra River. Nubra and Changchenmo rivers fill the waters of Shylok River.

The river freezes in winter, thus forming an easy access between the Khaplu and the Nubra valleys. In summer, as the snow melts in the uplands, the river overflows its banks and inundates the surrounding plain for many kilometers, at times creating a vast marsh. During this period, the Shyok River has to be crossed on rafts of inflated skin.

Important Places to visit in Ladakh » Leh Tour
» Kargil Tour
» Zanskar Tour
» Nubra Valley Tour
» Chang Thang Tour
» Dhahanu Tour
» Drass Valley Tour
» Suru Valley Tour
» Rangdum Tour
» Padum Tour
» Phugtal Tour
» Sani Tour
» Stongdey Tour
» Shyok Valley Tour
» Sankoo Tour
» Salt Valley Tour
» Indus Valley Tour
» Zangla Tour

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