Mt Kanchenjunga

Entry : free

Address : Mount Kanchenjunga Ranges, Pelling-Rimbi Road, Pelling City, Sikkim, India

Why to visit Mt Kanchenjunga

Mt Kanchenjunga, which is surrounded by Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet, was first scaled in 1955 but has since been deemed sacred. The Tibetan name Kanchenjunga means "The Five Treasures of the High Snow." The treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy writings, which reflect God's five reservoirs. In and around Kanchenjunga, there are numerous trekking paths that will take you through wooded forests and tranquil landscapes.

With an elevation of 8,586 metres, Kangchenjunga Mountain, in Darjeeling, is the world's third tallest peak. The mountain is considered sacred in Sikkim's Kirat religion, and it is also known as Sewa Lungma in the local Limbu language.

You can reach this destination by road by (rented or private) cab that can cost you between 1k to 5k. Although there are buses facility available which is the cheaper option that can cost you around 100/- to 500/-.

Special Tip

The optimum time to see the Kunchenjenga peak is between December and January.

By Shobhna J.

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