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Monday, June 12, 2017

Kangchenjunga: Third highest peak of the world



Introduction:
Kangchenjunga is the third highest Mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2 of Pakistan, with the height of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) above the sea level called Kangchenjunga Himal which is limited by the river Tamur in the west and river Teesta in the east. Kangchenjunga Himal is located between eastern Nepal and Sikkim of India. Kangchenjunga Himal is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mt. Everest. The three peaks of Kangchenjunga Himal among five; Main, central and South, Lies on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. And the remaining two lies in the Taplejung district of Nepal. It is the main highest mountain in India and highest mountain in the easternmost part of the world. It is also called “Five Treasures of Snow” and always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim. Before early 1850s, Kangchenjunga Himal was assumed to be the highest peak of the world. After the calculations made on various readings and measurement made by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, 1849 came o the conclusion that Mt. Everest also known as Sagarmatha is the highest peak of the world with the height of 8848m above the sea level. In 1956, after the verification of all the calculations, Kangchenjunga was officially announced as the third highest peak of the world.
The Mount Kangchenjunga was first climbed by Joe Brown and George Band on 25th may 1955, as a part of a British expedition. Other members of this expedition were Tom MacKinnon and John Angelo Jackson. Every climber or climbing group that has reached to the summit has followed a tradition that they should stop short of the summit as per the promise to the Chogyal so that the peak of the mountain would remain inviolate. 

Protected Areas:
The Kangchenjunga is a complex landscape of three distinct eco-regions; the Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and Meadows, the Eastern Himalayan broad leaved and coniferous forests, and the Terai-Duar Savanna and grasslands. The transboundary of Kangchenjunga landscape is shared by China, Bhutan, Nepal and India which comprises 14 protected areas with total area of 6032 sq.km (2329 sq. mile). The fourteen protected areas of Kangchenjunga can be listed as: 
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Tourism Spots:
Some of the most famous views of Mt. Kangchenjunga can be viewed from the hill-station of Darjeeling and Antu Danda of Illam, Nepal. The Darjeeling War Memorial of India is one of the most visited tourist spot from which Mt. Kangchenjunga can clearly be observed. On a clear day the tourists can observe an image of a white large wall hanging from the sky. The people of Sikkim refer Kangchenjunga as a scary mountain. The permission to climb the Mt. Kangchenjunga from the Indian side is rarely given. The Mt. Kangchenjunga hasn’t been explored much by the trekkers because it is located in the remote area of Nepal and is difficult to access from India. The Federal government Sikkim also has just recently permitted for trekking. The Geocha La can be taken as popular trek located in front of the South-east face of Mt. Kangchenjunga. The Green Lake basin can be another trekking spot for tourists located in the north-east side of Mt. Kangchenjunga along the famous glacier called Zemu.
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