Gyala Peri (Chinese: 加拉白垒, Pinyin: Jiālābáilěi) is a 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.
Summit hiding Gyala Peri, October 2011
|Elevation||7,294 m (23,930 ft) |
|Prominence||2,942 m (9,652 ft) |
|Isolation||20 kilometres (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 has great vertical relief above the Tsangpo gorge and is the highest peak of the Nyenchen Tanglha Shan.
The first ascent of Gyala Peri was in 1986, by a Japanese expedition, via the South Ridge. The group spent about one and one-half months on the mountain. The U.K. Alpine Club's Himalayan Index lists no other ascents.
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