Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain. It used to hold the title of the world’s highest mountain until 1852 when it was discovered that the spot belongs to Mt. Everest. Towering 8,586 meters above sea level, this mountain in the Himalayas lies along the border between Nepal and India. It has five peaks, four of which exceed a height of 8,450 meters above sea level.
Two of its peaks are found in the district of Taplejung in Nepal while the other three are along the Taplejung and North Sikkim (India) border. The presence of these five peaks in the mountain is the reason why it is sometimes called The Five Treasures of Snows. The [Read more…]