Kangchenjunga, Darjeeling

4.5
Admire Kangchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world and a focal point of the Himalayas. Straddling the border with Nepal, the mountain has an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) and can be viewed from a number of locations across the local area, its snowy summit cutting into the sky. Note that permission to access the mountain from India remains nearly impossible. Serious mountain climbers traditionally approach the giant from the Nepalese side (this is for experts only--20 percent of those attempting to reach the peak have died trying). To visit Kangchenjunga on your holiday in Darjeeling, and find out what else Darjeeling has to offer, use our Darjeeling trip planner .
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  • A must watch view.If you are lucky if clouds not there its a great view ,especially sunrise at that moment the nountain becomes glowing orange colour  more »
  • Seeing the sunrise kissing the peak of the mountain is a must if you can bear the pain of getting up early at 4 AM to be able to reach the tiger point to catch a glimpse of the sunray bursting out ove...  more »
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  • Great location. In the early morning from 4.30 am , the lovely , awesome scene starts. The mountain can be seen from anywhere . As the sun rises , it converts into golden shade.
  • view of Kanchenhunga is really amazing and most beautiful thing at Darjeeling. I would suggest must start from Hotel at 3:30 AM if they don't want to miss the Sun Rise. We got little late and missed the Sun Rise. Although views are also very good. Lot of time is required due to traffic jams on the way.
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