It is divine sight to see Mount Kanchenjunga at dawn, as the first rays of the sun hits its majestic peak and makes it glow in a riot of bright colors. Kanchenjunga towers at an elevation of 8,586 metres (28,169 feet) and has the distinction of occupying the place of the third highest peak in the world.
Mount Kanchenjunga is located in Sikkim. The people of that state follow a religion named Kirat and speak the language called Limbu. This mountain is considered very holy by the people of Sikkim and is named Sewa Lungma by the residents of the state. Kanchenjunga is the name given to a set of five mountain peaks by the locals. All except one peak is more than 8,450 meters in height. Kanchenjunga means “The Five Jewels of Snow” in Limbu.
Tourists visit Gangtok and Darjeeling to see Mount Kanchenjunga. The experience of seeing these mountain peaks forms lifelong memories. The most famous point to see this scenery is a place called Tiger Hills in Darjeeling. The Gorkha War Memorial or the Batasia Garden is another great location for viewing this majestic peak. The high elevation of this place makes the silver peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga peek out of the clouds in the blue sky. The toy train ride around the town is another attraction for Mount Kanchenjunga lovers.
This peak is also loved by trekkers. The favorite base camp for trekking up Mount Kanchenjunga is “the Goeche La trek” in Gangtok. A “must see” in Darjeeling!