Namcha Barwa


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Namcha Barwa

 

a mountain peak in the eastern Himalayas, in the bend of the Brahmaputra River. It has an elevation of 7,756 m and towers more than 5,000 m above the Brahmaputra Valley. It is composed of crystalline rocks, and its slopes are covered with glaciers.

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Geochemical character of vitro-andesite in the ophiolite of the Namcha Barwa region, south-east Tibet, and its geological application.
According to the London Telegraph, tunneling through Mount Namcha Barwa would permit China to drain the waters of Tibet to irrigate arid Chinese land 500 miles south.