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). To visit Kanchenjunga Mountain on your holiday in Darjeeling, and find out what else Darjeeling has to offer, use our Darjeeling trip planner .
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  • The plume of the Kanchenjunga is very imposing.The post sinrise view is the best with the sun reflecting of the snow.  more »
  • It’s long way to reach there to see this huge mountain. We took Jeep taxi 150rp from siliguri to Darjeeling for 3hrs. I think we don’t have any place in the world like Darjeeling where we can see 8000...  more »
  • Whole range facing northern part of Darjeeling, present loveliest view. Whole range contains about dozen peaks that stands over 20000 ft above sea level. In Darjeeling, it's visible from Darjeeling to...  more »

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