Gyala Peri

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Gyala Peri
Yarlung Tsangpo river tibet.jpg
Gyala Peri peak in the Nyenchen Tanglha Shan range is just 20 km northwest of Naamcha Barwa peak across the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Namcha Barwa Himal range, surrounded by the Yarlung Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra River), runs diagonally from bottom left to top right corner. Naamcha Barwa peak is in the top right at the end of the range just south of the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River.
Highest point
Elevation7,294 m (23,930 ft) [1]
Ranked 85th
Prominence2,942 m (9,652 ft) [1]
Ranked 100th
Isolation20 km (12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates29°48′51″N 94°58′06″E / 29.81417°N 94.96833°E / 29.81417; 94.96833Coordinates: 29°48′51″N 94°58′06″E / 29.81417°N 94.96833°E / 29.81417; 94.96833[1]
Gyala Peri is located in China
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri
Location in eastern Tibet Autonomous Region
Gyala Peri is located in Tibet
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri
Gyala Peri (Tibet)
   Tibet Autonomous Region
      Nyingchi Prefecture
         Mêdog County
north of McMahon Line
Parent rangeNyenchen Tanglha Shan
First ascentOctober 31, 1986 by Y. Hashimoto, H. Imamura, Y. Ogata.[2]
Easiest routerock/snow/ice climb

Gyala Peri (Chinese: 加拉白垒, Pinyin: Jiālābáilěi) is a 7,294-metre (23,930 ft) peak just beyond the eastern end of the Himalayas at the entrance to Tsangpo gorge. It is part of Nyenchen Tanglha Shan,[3] although it is sometimes included in Namcha Barwa Himal of the Himalayas.

Gyala Peri lies just north of the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the main river of southeastern Tibet, which becomes the Brahmaputra in India. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) NNW of the higher Namcha Barwa.

Notable features[edit]

Gyala Peri has great vertical relief above the Tsangpo gorge and is the highest peak of the Nyenchen Tanglha Shan.[3]

Climbing history[edit]

The first ascent of Gyala Peri was in 1986, by a Japanese expedition, via the South Ridge. The group spent about 1​12 months on the mountain.[2] The U.K. Alpine Club's Himalayan Index[4] lists no other ascents.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "China I: Tibet - Xizang". Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  2. ^ a b Yoshio Ogata (1991). "A secret mountain". Himalayan Journal. Mumbai: Himalayan Club. 49. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Nyainqêntanglha Shan". Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  4. ^ "Himalayan Index". London: Alpine Club. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

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