|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1992 Japanese Expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Lhasa, Tibet|
|Convenient Center:||Tangmai, Tibet|
Namche Barwa is a giant ice pyramid, standing in isolation above the remote forested mountains that surround it. It is the extreme easternmost mountain of the Himalaya, located north of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, nearly 250 miles northeast of Bhutan. Namche Barwa's steep summit climbs thousands of feet from the gorges of the Tsangpo River, which curls round the base of the mountain on three sides. The mountain has a sister peak, Gyala Peri (23,458 ft.), which rises on the opposite side of the river.