Mount Kanchenjunga, standing at 28,169 feet (8,586 meters) high, is the third tallest mountain in the world. It is located 46 miles (74 km) north-northwest of Darjiling, Sikkim, in the eastern Himalayas, on the boundary between Sikkim state, northeastern India, and eastern Nepal. The mountain is a component of the Himalayan mountain range. The massive Kanchenjunga massif resembles a cross with arms that reach to the north, south, east, and west.
The rocks that make up Kanchenjunga are Neoproterozoic (late Precambrian) to Ordovician in age, which means they are between 445 million and 1 billion years old. During the summer monsoon season, the mountain and its glaciers receive a lot of snowfall, whereas the winter months see less snowfall. Four primary ridges connect the different summits to their neighboring peaks, and four glaciers originate from these ridges. where the Zemu (northeast), Talung (southeast), Yalung (southwest), and Kanchenjunga (northwest) glaciers run.
The third-highest mountain in the world is surrounded by verdant rhododendron woods, breathtaking mountain views, and traditional settlements steeped in regional folklore and customs. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which shares a border with Sikkim and is situated in far eastern Nepal, was among the first regions to be explored but is currently one of the least frequented. You would really struggle to find any other hikers on the paths outside of November.
Communities are cut off from the lower valleys by a tangle of peaks and summits along the higher pathways. Trekking in this area allows you to explore one of the Nepal Himalayas's larger corners, making the treks a little harder, longer, and ultimately beneficial.