We access the Reting Tsangpo by its north fork, beginning as a small alpine stream with amazing views of the Nyenchen Thanglha range near Namtso. The North fork enters the main river on day 2 and we paddle big water through incredible alpine juniper forests and past nomad camps. In high water, big volume rapids are interspersed by lazy flat sections and awesome surf waves for kayakers.

This is the quintessential Tibetan rafting experience. Its wonderful mix of mountains, nomads, monasteries and whitewater is bound to make this new discovery a classic.