The Shyok River is a tributary of Indus River. It originates from the Rimo glacier, which lies on the eastern part of Karakoram mountain range which has the highest number of peaks of over 8000 meters in height. The Rimo glacier is fed by number of closely located peaks and is called Rimo massif.
Shyok River is fed from the Rimo glacier; it flows into the northern part of Ladakh and it widens when it merges with Nubra River. First it flows in the southeastern direction joining the Pangong range after that it changes its course and flows in northwestern direction and finally crosses into Pakistan.