In which country Mt.Kanchenjunga exactly is....India or Nepal ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It is in both! It consists of five peaks. two of them entirely within Nepal and three on the border between India and Nepai.

    Wikipedia reports:

    "Kangchenjunga (Nepali:कञ्चनजङ्घा) SewaLungma (Limbu language) is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2) with an altitude of 8,586 metres (28,169 feet). Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain in India and also the second highest peak in Nepal.

    Kangchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. The treasures represent the five repositories of god, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kangchenjunga is also called Sewalungma in local Limbu language and considered sacred in Kirant religion.

    Three of these five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District.

    Nepal is home to the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund, in association with the Nepal Mountaineering Association and HMG in Nepal, the sanctuary is also home to the Red Panda and other snow animals, birds and plants. India's side of Kangchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Kangchenjunga National Park."

    Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown of a British expedition. The British expedition honoured the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition.

    The five peaks of Kangchenjunga are as follows:

    Name of peak Height (m) Height (ft)

    (a) Kangchenjunga Main 8,586 28,169

    (b) Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8,505 27,904

    (c) Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) 8,482 27,828

    (d) Kangchenjunga South 8,494 27,867

    (e) Kangbachen 7,903 25,925

    • Bishal5 years agoReport

      Thanks for the information

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nepal

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nepal

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  • 1 decade ago

    Elevation (feet): 28169

    Elevation (meters): 8586

    Range: Himalaya

    SubRange: Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya

    Country: Nepal

    Continent: Asia

    Latitude: 27.7025

    Longitude: 88.1483

    Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition

    Best months for climbing: April, May

    Year first climbed: 1955

    Convenient Center: Hille, Nepal via Dharan Bazar

    Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • 4 years ago

    Nepal is located at latitude 27°42′ North, longitude 85°19′ East,southern part of Asia surrounded by China & India

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  • 4 years ago

    I wonder why wikipedia is considered as the valid source. It is true that it lies in the Nepal-Sikkim Boarder. Its a fact that it is composed of 5 major mountains. But, the he center, main andt south peaks are situated in Taplejung, Nepal while the north peak lies in Sikkim India. So, the highest peak which is 8565 meters high lies in Nepal. So, it considered as second highest mountain of Nepal. Maybe, it is the highest peak of India as Kanchenjunga is composed of 5 mountains. But, the highest mountain lies in Nepal.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    India

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  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Mount Kanchenjunga

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is in border, but considered to be in Nepal.

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  • seeger
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Mt Kanchenjunga

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  • 4 years ago

    whoever says whatever, especiallly ****** indians morons...the peak lies in Nepal even though it is in between Nepal-India boarder...so there is no point in asking where does kanchunjunga lies.

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