Jannu (7,710 m)

Jannu or Kumbhakarna is the 32nd highest mountain in the world. It is an important Western outlier of Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak. Jannu is a large and steep peak in its own right, and has numerous challenging climbing routes. The official name of this peak is Kumbhakarna, but the designation Jannu is still better known. It is called Phoktanglungma in native Limbu language, (Phoktang means Shoulder and Lungma means Mountain), literally "Mountain with shoulders" and it is sacred in Kirant religion.Jannu is the highest peak of the Kumbhakarna Section of the Kangchenjunga Himal, which straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim, and lies entirely within Nepal. A long ridge connects it with Kangchenjunga to the east.Jannu is the 32nd highest mountain in the world (using a cutoff of 500m prominence, or re-ascent). It is more notable for its climbing challenge, and is one of the hardest peaks in the world in terms of technical difficulty because of its complex structure, its vertical relief, and the particularly steep climbing near the summit.

Image From Flickr: Oliver Whiteside , Great Himalaya Trail

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
7,710 m / 25,295 ft
Alt. Name:
Kumbhakarna
Latitude:
27.682778
Longitude:
88.045833

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