Photographer's Note

This is the view of the Kumbhakarna Peak (earlier it was known as Jannu )shot from Ravangla, in West Sikkim. The spot from which this photograph was taken is a resort ( mt. narsingh village resort), about 5 kms beyond the main market area on the way to Pelling. It’s a steep climb from the main road – so take a 4 wheel drive.

Ravangla is about 4hours from both Gangtok and Siliguri – best visited – hmm – anytime !! ( am in love with sikkim )

This peak lies in Nepal, 11km to the West of the summit of Kangchenjunga. A long ridge connects it to Kangchenjunga. Its height is 7710m.

It is the 32nd highest mountain in the world. It is more notable for its climbing challenge: it is one of the hardest peaks in the world in terms of technical difficulty, due to a complex structure, a large rise above local terrain, and particularly steep climbing near the summit.

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  • Copyright: Somak Gupta (somak_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 4 N: 48] (497)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-12-18
  • Exposure: f/5.5, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 21:14
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