Where is Mt. Kanchenjunga

Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountains in the world and also ranked second highest mountain in Nepal (after Mt. Everest). With an elevation of 8,586m (28,169 feet), the Mt. Kanchenjunga Main, Center, and South peaks.  The name itself literally means The Five Treasures of Snow in Tibetan language, owing to the five major peaks in the region. The location of Mt. Kanchenjunga often causes confusion and we often hear people ask where is Mt. Kanchenjunga and whether it is indeed in Nepal or in India.  As a matter of fact, either answer is correct as it lies in both countries.  The center, main and south peaks are situated in Taplejung, Nepal while the north peak lies in Sikkim India.  A portion of the region is also shared with Bhutan. A large portion of the mountain is covered with snow glaciers feeding through a large network of rivers in both Nepal and India side.  The major rivers are the Sapta Koshi River in Nepal and Tista River in India. However, major climbing peak routes and best trekking trails including the Kanchenjunga trekking lies on Nepal’s side. The location Of the Mt. Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga National Park 

The National Park is shared between the three countries Nepal, India and Bhutan. Of the 22,000 km2 covered by the park, 14,000 km2 lies in India, 3,700 km2 in  Nepal and 4,600 km2 in Bhutan. The National park is considered one of the most important ecological sites with unique flora and fauna.  This is due to the climate that could vary significantly from tropical to cold alpine weather just within 100 kilometers. Kanchenjunga is also home to more than 1500 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. The most notable animals living here are the snow leopard, red panda, takin, blue sheep, serow, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan tahr, tiger and Asian elephants.  Because of this, the region has over 20 protected areas. 
The Kangchenjunga Conservation Area lies in the Taplejung district in Nepal bordered by Sikkim (India) in the east and Tibet (China) in the north. Approximately 65% of its area are covered by rocks and ice while the remaining 35% is covered by forests (14.1%), shrubland (10.1%), grassland (9.2%) and agricultural land (1.6%). The area is well known for its three river valley: the Simbua Khola, the Ghunsa and the Tamur valleys. One another useful Kangchenjunga Transboundary Conservation and Development Initiative in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Prepared by Pratikshya Kandel and Nakul Chettri

Kanchenjunga National Park pie chart

 Kanchenjunga Climbing Routes 

Mt. Kanchenjunga has four climbing routes, - three of which are in Nepal (South West, North West, and North East) and one from India (North East Sikkim).  The North West and South West climbing routes are regarded as the safest route but not necessarily the easiest.. In the climbing history, these two routes are the most popular.  The North East climbing route from Sikkim recorded only three successful summit to date.  It is worth noting that the Indian government has now banned expeditions to Kanchenjunga and therefore, this has now been closed to public since 2000.South West Kanchenjunga climbing route from nepal side, which is consider to be easy
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About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
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- Serena Gabriel A. Tan

guys the kanchanjanga mountain totally lies in nepal not india
- dhurba bisht

Hello Dhurba jee, 
How about, Mt. Everest can we consider it lies only in Nepal or you will consider it is also in Tibet. Yes, they are in the border while Kanchenghunga nation park is expanded up to Bhutan through Sikkim and Darjeeling, Kanchenjunga Himalayan ranges also share with Sikkim. However, the world knows it very closely the major climbing route 4 out of 3 is in Nepal and the popular base camp trek is also on the Nepal side. 
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