World’s Third Highest Mountain: Kanchenjunga

 Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft), ranked 3rd. Kanchenjunga is a part of the great Himalayas range. The mountain located in Teplejung District, Nepal, Sikkim, in India. Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was assumed that the highest mountain in the world, but after that, so many calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Trigonometric Survey of India and came to the conclusion that Mount Everest was the highest mountain. After further calculations, it was officially announced that Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.


Kanchenjunga is the best trekking route in the world. It has retained much of its pristine beauty. Kanchenjunga is the beauty of the mountain and sunrises time the mountain looks like a sleeping Buddha. In Sikkim too, trekking into the Kanchenjunga region has just recently permitted. The Goecha la trek is gaining popularity amongst tourists. It goes to the Goecha La pass, located right in front of the southeast face of Kanchenjunga.

Why Kanchenjunga is called k2?

K2 is called because it was the second peak in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas to be measured. K1 goes to another peak called Masherbrum which appeared to be highest since it was much closer to the surveyor.

K2 and Kanchenjunga is the same peak?

No, because this two peaks have different locations.
K2, is the second-highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 meters above sea level. It is located on the China-Pakistan border between Baltistan, in northern Pakistan, and Xinjiang. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and also ranked second highest mountain in Nepal, after Mount Everest, with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). The Kanchenjunga main center and south peaks. The center and south peaks are situated in Teplejung, Nepal northern peak lies in the Sikkim in India. A large portion of the mountain is covered with snow glaciers feeding through a large network of rivers in both Nepal and India side.
So we see k2 and Kanchenjunga are two different peaks and also two different locations.

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