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Kanchenjunga, Kosi Zone

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Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of 8586m in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.Mount Kangchenjunga lies about 125km east-south-east of Mount Everest. It is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Nepal's Taplejung District.Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain in India, and the easternmost of the mountains higher than 8000m. It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks, and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.
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  • A very hard but rewarding trek would be the best way to describe this trek. We went in January, completely off season and very, very cold at night, as a group of 14. The route is hard, very much up an...  more »
  • The trek is pretty tough but very rewarding. We chose to trek from the south (Sukethar) to north (Taplethok) and were happy with the decision as we saw mountains every day on the approach. The trek vi...  more »
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