Yarlung Tsangpo River in Lhoka (Shannan)
Chinese Name: 雅鲁藏布江山南段
English Name: Yarlung Tsangpo River in Lhoka
Location: Located in Sangri County, Lhoka
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
Yarlung Tsangpo (sometimes called Yarlung Zangbo or Yarlung Zangbo Jiang (Wylie: yar kLungs gTsang po, ZYPY: Yarlung Zangbo), or Yalu Zangbu River (pinyin: Yǎlǔ Zàngbù Jiāng) is the longest river of Tibet.The part Tsangpo probably originates from the fact that the river flows from or through Tsang- encompassing the Tibet west of Lhasa.
It is the upper stream of the Brahmaputra River. Originating at Angsi Glacier in western Tibet, southeast of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, it later forms the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyonbefore passing into the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Downstream from Arunachal Pradesh the river becomes phenomenally wider and is called the Siang. After reaching Assam, the river is known as Brahmaputra. From Assam, the river enters Bangladesh at Ramnabazar. From there until about 200 years ago it used to flow eastward and joined the Meghna River near Bhairab Upazila. This old channel has been gradually dying. At present the main channel of the river is called Jamuna River, which flows southward to meet Ganges, which in Bangladesh is called the Padma.
When leaving the Tibetan Plateau, the River forms the world’s largest and deepest canyon, Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon.
We can take a shuttle bus from Lhoka to Sangri County, then transfer a local mini van to Yarlung Tsangpo River.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs.
· 2 – 3 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.