Kanchenjunga Mountain in Darjeeling

Kanchenjunga Mountain Overview

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With a height of 8586 m, the imposing Kanchenjunga Mountain enjoys the position of being the third highest mountain in the world. This towering mountain touches the eastern border of Nepal along with the Indian state of Sikkim. The word ‘Kanchenjunga’ in Tibetan means ‘the five treasure houses of snow’, which gives you an idea of what you will see when you visit the area. Travellers can enjoy some really fantastic views of the Kanchenjunga Mountain from the popular sites of Darjeeling, such as the Tiger Hill and Darjeeling War Memorial.

The area surrounding this mountain is believed to be home to the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and Assamese macaque. Adding to the beauty of this place are cascading waterfalls, verdant plantation and varied species of plants. Apart from all these, the mountain poses challenge for even proficient trekkers. Only a true adventurer, who is ready to take on this strenuous expedition, can move up the trail. The remoteness of this terrain and its rugged trails, make for a challenging beginning to the Great Himalaya Trail.

  • Photo Opp

    If you decide to take up the trail to the Kanchenjunga Mountain, you will have a lot to capture in your camera. Starting from pristine forests to enthralling views of the snow-covered hills, you will get ample opportunities to take snapshots of a host of beautiful sights.

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