First Descents of the Indus and Sutlej Rivers in Tibet

If a segment of a river that has been run is not listed, it does not mean it has not been run - it only means we have not received information on a first descent. If you have information about a first descent that is not listed or if there are errors in the info shown, contact Pete Winn at

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YouTube video about the following expeditions:

2004a, Sutlej River Headwaters, western Tibet, German Team

2004b, Sutlej River Headwaters, western Tibet, Russian Team

2005, Indus River Headwaters, western Tibet, American Team

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Info about rivers of Tibet and western China