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Kanchenjunga Mountain, Darjeeling

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Admire Kanchenjunga Mountain, 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). Make Kanchenjunga Mountain a centerpiece of your Darjeeling vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Darjeeling holiday planner.
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  • The best view of the kanchenjunga is from the small town of peeling near Darjeeling. One has to get up early in the morning around 4.30 or 5am to get the bes view ofthe snow clad peak.But it's worth t...  more »
  • Viewing the Kanchenjunga can be a matter of luck when in Darjeeling. On our first and third day the weather was great and we enjoyed the view of the mountain, however the second day was cloudy, rainy ...  more »
  • Sorry, No view in 3 days that I stayed this time. Last year, around the same time, I managed to see once from the view point in front of Dolphin Hotel. Not this time. Bad Luck!  more »