Why is the Shyok River called the river of death ? know more about it

Why is the Shyok River called the river of death ? know more about it

Nowadays news related to Shyok River will be reaching you a lot. Is it imprisoned in your mind as a picture of a dry river? Or is it a river flowing through the deserted and barren hills? We are going to tell you some things related to this river, which is very important not only for you, but for every Indian.

Shyok River ( THE RIVER OF DEATH ) : Leh-Ladakh is one of the major tourist destinations in India. Leh- Ladakh region is decorated with mountains, valleys and rivers. This area attracts more people by trekking, river rafting, tents in the middle of the mountains. Along with this, there is also a chance to see the daily routine of the local people up close. Along with this, you can also enjoy the local food of Leh Ladakh.

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In such a situation, if you come to Leh-Ladakh, do not forget to visit the ‘River of Death’, do not be afraid of Shyok River ‘River of death’ Is known as The river originates from the Rimo Glacier, Karakoram Range, a tributary of the Indus River, and enters Gilgit-Baltistan via northern Ladakh. This river is about 550 km long.

How to reach Shyok River ? ( How to reach at Shyok River ) : If you like the challenge, then a trip to the Shyok River can be a never forgetting moment for you. You may have to work hard to get there. You will have to travel 135 kilometers to reach the Shyok River from Leh.

If you resort to motor bike and car for the Didar of Shyok River, then it will be more favorable, because the path here is bumpy, and small. In such a situation, it is difficult for big trains to reach. Although there is a paved road somewhere, which can make your journey a little easier, but if you are tired too, then believe me, seeing the litigants there, your fatigue will disappear.

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Why is it called ‘river of death’? (Why Shyok River called as River of Death): The story of calling the Shyok River a river of death is that this river flows very fast, which is not possible to cross, this river is in its full color in the summer, due to the melting of the glacier in summer, the water in this river The flow becomes faster. And crossing it is not suitable for anyone, although its flow is less in winter but crossing the river is not just a matter of bus.

At the same time, this river has been like a security front for the people of Ladakh since ancient times, which constantly protected them from foreign invaders. Any foreign invaders either Mongol and Chinese cavalrymen tried to cross this river and drowned. Although nowadays there are many bridges on the river that can be safely crossed.

When should you go to Leh-Ladakh? (Best time to visit Let-Ladakh): Tourist season in Ladakh starts from April which runs till August, this season is the summer season in Ladakh so most tourists come to Ladakh in this season. But some people also like the winter season. The river sheet of Ladakh turns into a track, which has a different experience of tracking. It is very cold during this time and the whole area is covered with snow.



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