Part 3: Paddle from the Put In at Cushu to Sang Sang
The Tsenge He (or “Lion River”) by Tibetans headwaters of the Indus River. Beginning as a glacial stream here, at over 16,000 feet, the Tsenge He drains the north side of sacred Mount Kailash – and is also the source of three other major Asian rivers - the Brahmaputra, the Ganges, and the Sutlej.
We paddle the sparkling waters of the Tsenge He, into the exquisite desolation that lies within the rain shadow of the Gangdise Mountain Range.
Forced to pull out and transport due to dam construction by the Chinese, we travel back to an area near Sang-Sang to find a suitable put in spot to paddle a section of the Raka Tsang Po River.