First Descents of the Phung River, 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

The Phung Qu is the headwaters of Nepal's famous Sun Kosi River. It drains the north side of Mt. Everest and is one of the few rivers to cross the Himalaya massif. The canyon of the Phung immediately above the confluence with the Rong Qu is unrunnable.

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YouTube video about the following expeditions:

1996, E. Rong Chu, Rong Chu and Lower Phung Chu, Vladimir Lysenko (Russia)

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