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Famous Rivers In Tibet

Introduction to Rivers In Tibet

As Tibet is also known as the “third pole of the world”, therefore Tibet holds the greatest ice and snows. That made Tibet as the world’s largest source of clean water. There are hundreds of rivers which follows into whole Asia. From them, I would like to give a simple description for 5 major and famous Rivers in Tibet.

Brahmaputra River;

The Brahmaputra River, also known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, is one of South Asia’s great rivers. It starts in western Tibet in the Himalayan glaciers and travels over 2,900 kilometers through China, India, and Bangladesh before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The Brahmaputra River is an essential source of water for agriculture and industry in South Asia, but it is also known for its regular floods, which have caused major damage and loss of life over the years.

Indus River;

The Indus River is one of Asia’s longest rivers, flowing over 3,180 kilometers across China, India, and Pakistan. It begins on the Tibetan Plateau and runs over the Himalayas before hitting Pakistan’s plains. The Indus River is an essential source of water for agriculture and industry in South Asia, but it is also facing serious issues owing to climate change and overuse.

Mekong River;

The Mekong River, which flows over 4,800 km across China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is one of the longest rivers in Asia. Before entering Southeast Asia, it travels through the Tibetan Plateau from its source in the Tibetan mountains. The Mekong River provides water to millions of people throughout Southeast Asia and is home to a wide variety of habitats and animals, including the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish.

Yellow River;

The Yellow River, also known as the Huang He, is the second-longest river in China and the sixth-longest in the world. It begins in the Bayan Har Mountains in western China, close to the Tibetan border, and flows over 5,400 kilometers through China until emptying into the Yellow Sea. The Yellow River is a key source of water for China’s agriculture and industry, but it is also well-known for its regular floods, which have over the years resulted in significant damage and fatalities.

Yangtze River;

The Yangtze River, often referred to as the Chang Jiang, is the third-longest river in the world and the longest in Asia. It begins in the glaciers of the Tanggula Mountains in western Tibet and travels across 6,300 km through China before emptying into the East China Sea. The river provides water to millions of Chinese people and sustains a varied diversity of ecosystems and organisms. The Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, is situated on the Yangtze River.


As the Tibet is the major source of water in the world. Therefore, Tibet stands the top tourism destination in the world. Where travelers can study on the source of rivers in Tibet and enjoy traveling in the stunning landscape of Tibet.

Tibet Flight Information
Tibet Flight Info

Lhasa Gonkhar Airport receives over 80 flights daily. Many of these flights are from major mainland cities. There are just two flights from Kathmandu, Nepal, in a week. Wednesday and Friday are generally the days that flights from Kathmandu are available. Due to high demand, you probably find flights to Lhasa on other days of the week.

Tibet Train Information
Tibet Train Info

Tibet began to receive trains from China in 2008. Many who were concerned about getting altitude sickness no longer needed to be anxious because of train journey would give them plenty of time to acclimatize. Xining is the ideal station to catch a train to Lhasa. We can help by getting you a train ticket to Lhasa from Xining or other major cities.

Hotels in Tibet
Hotels in Tibet

Due to recent years’ development in the Tourism Industry, the average of every hotel in Tibet had leveled up. Therefore we try to find the most suitable accommodation for you. 

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