Kanchenjunga, in the Himalayan Range, is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.
Kanchenjunga is engirdled by three territories: Sikkim in the south and east, Nepal in the west, and Tibet in the north. Kanchenjunga is not calm and serene mountain as it appears to be when viewed from Darjeeling. Both ice and rock avalanches of incredible dimensions frequently thunder as they roll down precipitous slopes of this mighty massif.
Last but not the least is wind of hurricane force, one of the deadliest of Kanchenjunga’s weapons which plays havoc with any intruder who ventures “to walk the heights of gods.” The climate is ever changing but most of the time temperature is hovering between minuses also it depends on the elevation. Monsoon is irregular but lengthy. During monsoon some district of where the Kanchenjunga west and Kangbachen are situated has humid summer condition.
Tourism at Sikkim
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Sikkim, a small land lock immaculate state is one of the most beautiful tourist places of India. Nestled in Himalayas, Sikkim is a fortified hilly states and one of the most attractive, tranquil and cleanest states of India. Decorated with majestic snow-capped mountains, coy rivers, crystal clear lakes, silvery springs, fascinating waterfalls, gorges streams, and eye soothing flora and fauna, Sikkim is a real tourist paradise on earth.
The calm and pristine environment, the simple and sober inhabitants, the rich Buddhists culture, the lush green deep valleys, picturesque landscapes, fragrant orchards, lavish blossom flowers, and rare species of animals attract thousands of visitors every year.
Those visits to state can’t prevent themselves to see the marvelous Teesta river, the medicinal and therapeutic hot springs, the sub alpine forests, the Himalayan faunas, the rich tribal cultures, and soul soothing pagodas and monasteries of Sikkim.
The state of Sikkim is also a tourist paradise for adventurous sports lovers, as trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering; river rafting and kaying, and Yak Safari are most popular thrilling games in the state among the visitors.
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Reaching Kanchenjunga, Sikkim:
Air: Bagdora, in North Bengal is the nearest airport that is just 124 km. from Gangtok and is connected to Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati Airports. The local taxi and bus services are available at Bagdora to reach Sikkim.
Rail: There is no railway track in Sikkim, while the nearest railway station is New Jalpai Gudi (NJP) of West Bengal that is 148 km. away from Gangtok. The road transport service is available in NJP to enter Sikkim.
Road: Sikkim houses two national highways NH 31A and NH-31 that connects the state to Siliguri, another hilly station of West Bengal. Siliguri is connected to major cities of the India. The intrastate road network is strong while people will have to choose the means of trekking for reaching on the remotest areas of the state. Ropeway is another means of commutation.
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