5 quick facts about Kanchenjunga (Sikkim):

1. It is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft).

2. Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest. And the highest mountain in India.

3. It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, food grain, and religious texts.

4. Some of the most famous views of Kangchenjunga are from the hill station of Darjeeling and Antu Dada of Illam, Nepal. The Darjeeling War Memorial is among the most visited places from which Kangchenjunga is observed. On a clear day it presents an image not so much of a mountain but of a white wall hanging from the sky.

5. The area around Kangchenjunga is said to be home to the “Kangchenjunga Demon”, a type of yeti or rakshasa. A British geological expedition in 1925 spotted a bipedal creature which they asked the locals about, who referred to it as the “Kangchenjunga Demon”

 

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