Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayascalled Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River. Kangchenjunga is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim.Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. They stopped short of the summit as per the promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. Every climber or climbing groups that have reached the summit have followed this tradition
The Kangchenjunga Himal section of the Himalayas lies both in Nepal and Sikkim, and encompasses 16 peaks over 7,000 m (23,000 ft). The main ridge of the massif runs from north-north-east to south-south-west and forms a watershed to several rivers. Together with ridges running roughly from east to west they form a giant cross. These ridges contain a host of peaks between 6,000 m (20,000 ft) and 8,000 m (26,000 ft). On the east ridge is Siniolchu (6,888 m (22,598 ft)). The west ridge culminates in the Jannu (7,710 m (25,300 ft)) with its imposing north face. To the south are Kabru North (7,338 m (24,075 ft)), Kabru South (7,316 m (24,003 ft)) and Rathong (6,678 m (21,909 ft)).Because of its remote location in Nepal and difficult access from India, the Kangchenjunga region is not much explored by trekkers. It has, therefore, retained much of its pristine beauty. In Sikkim too, trekking into the Kangchenjunga region has just been permitted. ~ from Wikipedia.
Peaks seen here from left are Jannu, Ratong, Kabru south, Kabru north and Kanchendzonga, taken from Pelling in Sikkim.
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cargus (8461) 2013-03-16 10:07
A good angle framing, perfect play this mountain grandeur, good choice of contrast and clarity, which gives a good visual effect.!
mrichat (1723) 2013-03-16 10:11
wow!! Ranjan da,
what a clear view,very sharp image with strong contrast.
the massif knchngha is having true composition . darun hoyeche dada.
Fis2 (86283) 2013-03-17 1:55
Wonderful view, beautiful mountains.
Good frame and colors.
Excellent light and shadow.
Very impressive picture.
danos (87475) 2013-03-17 12:24
nice the view of the snowy tops of the backdrop mountain range as the created contrast with the blue of the sky.The foresty foreground Mts complete the whole scene.
thebest (4276) 2013-03-18 1:01
Thank you so much for your critic.
The famous Himalayan Mountain Range - just beautiful & your notes are very interesting - your photo is spectacular & well presented nice natural colours against the bright blue sky.
ChrisJ (99260) 2013-03-18 12:33
A fantastic alpine view of the Himalayas with good sharpness and superb textural and lighting contrasts in the shadowed spurs of the foothills. A marvellous blue sky and nice exposure on the white highlights of the snowcapped peaks. Tfs!
Cricri (107274) 2013-03-18 23:38
Un beau paysage de montagnes, en contraste des couleurs et celle lumineuse et blanches contre le bleu du ciel, belle image
Nicou (123236) 2013-03-20 2:43
quelle merveille cette chaîne de montagnes superbe vue quel découpage dans le ciel pur avec les neiges éternelle.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (140054) 2013-12-13 3:13
Congratulations for your 100th picture on TE.
I like the different layers of the mountains.
Also the nice dark and light colours begin to the underside to the highest top of the mountain
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
emka (79875) 2014-11-05 0:01
hello Ranjan, O have just noticed that you are also my friend on FB. So it is famous Kangchenjunga! Amazing it is possible to come so close to it. 8 586 m, incredible. wonderful composition. Thanks for sharing