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Mountain -Kanchenjunga -Important Points

 

1- Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.

2-Mount Kangchenjunga lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest.

3-Kangchenjunga is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas.

4-Kangchenjunga main is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks, and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.

5-Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition.

6-Kangchenjunga’s name in the Limbu language is Senjelungma or Seseylungma, and is believed to be an abode of the omnipotent goddess Yuma Sammang

7-The Kangchenjunga transboundary landscape is shared by Bhutan, China, India and Nepal.

8-Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world.

9-Although it is the third highest peak in the world, Kangchenjunga is only ranked 29th by topographic prominence.

10-It is however, the 4th most prominent peak in the Himalaya, after Everest, and the western and eastern anchors of the Himalaya, Nanga Parbat and Namcha Barwa, respectively.

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