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.
|Elevation||7,294 m (23,930 ft) |
|Prominence||2,942 m (9,652 ft) |
|Isolation||20 km (12 mi)|
Tibet Autonomous Region
north of McMahon Line
|Parent range||Nyenchen Tanglha Shan|
|First ascent||October 31, 1986 by Y. Hashimoto, H. Imamura, Y. Ogata.|
|Easiest route||rock/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, 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.
The first ascent of Gyala Peri was in 1986, by a Japanese expedition, via the South Ridge. The group spent about 11⁄2 months on the mountain. The U.K. Alpine Club's Himalayan Index lists no other ascents.
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