Tributaries of Shyok River are -
1) The Chang Chen Mo River is formed in the locality of Pamzal
in Changchinmo plains of Disputed Area Ladakh and flows
westward. It ends when it empties into the Shyok River.
2) The Galwan River is in the southern part of Disputed Area
Aksai Chin, Galwan originates in the area of Samzungling and
flows towards the west and joins the Shyok River.
3) The Nubra River is a tributary of the Shyok River, which
flows into the Indus River. It flows in the Disputed Area Ladakh
area of Disputed Area Jammu and Kashmir.
4) The Saltoro River starts in the skirts of the Saltoro Kangri
peak ridge and flows to the southwest. Another branch begins
from the slopes of the Masher broom peak and flows to the south
to join Saltoro. In the end this river empties into Shyok River
near the coldest part of Pakistan the town of Khaplu.
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Changchenmo and Nubra
rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be
approached from Shyok. The Shyok River takes a southerly course
after it is connected by the Nubra River. Thereafter the Shyok
flows into the Indus at Keris.
The river freezes in winter, thus forming an easy contact
between the Khaplu and the Nubra valleys. In summer, as the snow
melts in the uplands, the river overflows its banks and
inundates the adjacent plain for many kilometers, at times
creating a huge marsh.
During this period, the Shyok River has to be crossed on rafts
of inflated skin.The Shyok Valley is the valley of the Shyok River -- the river
of death. This is a Yarkandi (Central Asian) name, most likely
given by the Central Asian traders who ventured on this
untrustworthy route for centuries and perished. The whole
northern area - the region of the Karakoram - has names related
to death. It is obvious that this was a part of the ancient
trade route from Yarkand (Central Asia) to Ladakh, where many
died and only the hardiest survived. The whole way towards the
Karakoram Pass is littered with the bones of these travelers