Hongu River

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Hongu River
Country Nepal
Physical characteristics
River mouth Hinku River
Basin features
River system Kosi River

The Hongu River is a major river and valley in the Sankhuwasawa District. It is a tributary of the Hinku River, which subsequently flows into the Dudh Kosi.[1]

The Hongu Valley is at the back of the Everest region. It has views of the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. The Hongu basin is a river valley which feeds a group of lakes. The Hongu region offers one of the finest wilderness treks in Nepal where even huts and herds are rarely seen.[2]

Both the Hongu and Hinku valleys remain uninhabited although there are kharka in the upper Hinku basin where Sherpas from the south, near Pangkongma, graze their animals during the grass-growing monsoon.[3]


  1. ^ "Khumbhu to Arun Valley". Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Tourism that does'nt cost the earth". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Laptcha Pass". Retrieved 2010-05-25.