Q. Which of the following river is known as ‘Langchen Khamban’ in Tibet?

[A] Sutlej

[B] Brahmaputra

[C] Indus

[D] Zaskar

Answer: A


  • The Satluj originates in the ‘Raksas tal’ near Mansarovar at an altitude of 4,555 m in Tibet where it is known as Langchen Khambab.
  • It flows almost parallel to the Indus for about 400 km before entering India and comes out of a gorge at Rupar.
  • It passes through the Shipki La on the Himalayan ranges and enters the Punjab plains.
  • It is an antecedent river.
  • It is a very important tributary as it feeds the canal system of the Bhakra Nangal project.

Source: Class 11th NCERT