Namche Barwa

Elevation (feet): 25,531
Elevation (meters): 7,782
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Assam Himalaya
Latitude: 29.6667
Longitude: 95.1667
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.