Hello everyone ,
This is the sunset view of Mt.khanchendzonga's range. The whole family receives a reddish aura which is a very mesmirizing view to any nature loveer...It seems as the the sleeping budha is saying good bye , look at it carefully....The clouds downstairs was also producing a heaven like ambience. All total the sight was breath taking...
Anyways, I have gathered some facts about mt.K .
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 generally regarded as the highest mountain in India and 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 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 Khangchendzonga National Park.
Although Kangchenjunga is the official spelling adopted by Douglas Freshfield, A.M. Kellas, and the Royal Geographical Society that gives the best indication of the Tibetan pronunciation, there are a number of alternative spellings which include Kangchen Dzö-nga, Khangchendzonga, Kanchenjanga, Kachendzonga, Kanchenjunga or Kangchanfanga. The final word on the use of the name Kangchenjunga came from His Highness Sir Tashi Namgyal, the Maharaja or chogyal of Sikkim, who stated that "although junga had no meaning in Tibetan, it really ought to have been Zod-nga (treasure, five) Kang-chen (snow, big) conveyed the meaning correctly". Following consultations with a Lieutenant-Colonel J.L.R. Weir (HMG political agent to Sikkim), he agreed that it was best to leave it as Kangchenjunga, and thus the name remained so by acceptance and usage.
Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest was the highest and Kangchenjunga the third-highest. Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band 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.
Hope you will enjoy this view through my photograph .
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Seb82 (2467) 2008-01-15 9:41
I like really this large photo... with the sea of clouds.. and in front of back , this beautiful moutains ...
The light is splendid... really i like it!
Friendly , and excuse my english!
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-16 8:25
Hi young man! nice image here & a great note with it makes it a very informative piece of documentation.
Composition is good at the end
ViktorVaughn (1525) 2008-01-24 19:11
How does this photo only have 4 points? Well, I'll make it 6. This photo is incredible, and the red haze on the peaks is beautiful. I like how you have lots of clouds in the bottom of the frame. Just an incredible shot. Going into my favourites.
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-02-09 11:07
Hallucinant, grandiose, magique! Du grand spectacle et un merveilleux moment à vivre je suppose...
Ca fait rêver!