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Namcha Barwa Peak

Namcha Barwa Peak means “a spear pierces into the sky” in Tibetan, with a history of over 700 million years. It is the first piece of land in the Himalayan region to emerge from the sea. The sky-touching Namcha Barwa Peak, with the majestic appearance, precipitous shape and unpredictable climate, has been an ambitious aim of mountain-climbing organizations from various countries. It was only conquered by a Sino-Japanese climbing team in 1992. Namcha Barwa is full of fantastic legends, because of its main peak towering, local legend. it is said that that high-altitude wind is God who created Kiun Sang ignite smoke, said to have top of the hill shrine and Babel road. Therefore, people, living in the gorge on this steep rugged mountain, all have tremendous admiration and awe to this great mountain. Furthermore, there are full of glaciers in the valley, which mostly belong to the marine glacier and many a hot springs at the foot of the peak with particularly luxuriant vegetations.

The Namcha Barwa Scenic Zone is formed by the mountain and Yarlung Zangbo Great Canyon which is located in Medog County and the greatest canyon ever found on the earth. It is an ideal place for tourism, mountain-climbing, exploring, drifting on the rivers, and making geoscientific and biological investigations.