Elevation

28,169 ft / 8,586 m

Prominence

12,867 ft / 3,922 m

Range

Himalayas

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Highlights
  • Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2).
  • Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world.
  • Kangchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 meters.
  • The huge massif of Kangchenjunga is buttressed by great ridges forming a giant 'X'. These ridges contain a host of peaks between 6,000 and 8,000 m. On the east ridge in Sikkim, is Siniolchu (6,888 m/22,600 ft). The west ridge culminates in the magnificent Jannu (7,710 m/25,294 ft) with its imposing north face.
  • To the south, clearly visible from Darjeeling, are Kabru North (7,338 m/24,075 ft), Kabru South (7,316 m/24,002 ft) and Rathong peaks (6,678 m/21,910 ft).
  • The north ridge, after passing through the minor subpeak Kangchenjunga North (7741 m/25,397 ft), contains The Twins and Tent Peak, and runs up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La, a 6,120 m (20,080 ft) pass.
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