Pho Chhu

Pho Chhu
Mo Chhu.jpg
Confluence of the Mo Chhu (left) and the Pho Chhu (right)
Physical characteristics
SourceTarina Tsho
 • locationGasa District
Basin features
BridgesPho Chhu Suspension Bridge

Pho Chhu (Male River) is one of the major rivers of Bhutan,[1] which tracks its source in the Gasa District that borders Bhutan with Tibet, which joins with Mo Chhu (Female River) at the confluence below Punakha Dzong, the winter resident of Dratshang Lhentshog. Upon Dang Chhu joining below Wangdue Dzong, the trio flows as Puna Tsang Chhu and finally empties in the Brahmaputra, upon being joined by several tributaries on its course in the valley of Assam. Its source is susceptible to glaciers which even destroyed a part of Punakha Dzong.[2]


  1. ^ "Lower Pho Chhu". Whitewater Guidebook. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  2. ^ Wangdi, Rinzin; Windischgraetz, Michaela (2019-06-01). "The Black-Slate Edict of Punakha Dzong". Rochester, NY. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3537406. S2CID 239302816. SSRN 3537406. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Coordinates: 27°34′42″N 89°51′58″E / 27.5783°N 89.8662°E / 27.5783; 89.8662

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