Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River. The Kangchenjunga Himal is located in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India.Kangchenjunga is the highest peak in India, and the easternmost of the peaks higher than 8,000 m (26,247 ft). It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks, and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.The main peak of Kangchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks - Main, Central and South - are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal.

Image From Flickr: A.Ostrovsky , Jakub Michankow , lepetitNicolas , Phil Parsons , Shankar , tk sikkim 377 , Craig

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
8,586 m / 28,169 ft
Latitude:
27.702500
Longitude:
88.146667

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