Photos

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.

Wandering_Dan, ambar_81, mafegan, samrat_roy1, thawaitrajkumar has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • 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
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 21:14
Viewed: 5218
Points: 10
Discussions
Additional Photos by Somak Gupta (somak_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 4 N: 48] (497)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH