Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern part of Nepal at 8598m. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from the narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 km North West of Darjeeling.
It is the most easterly of the great 8000m peak of the Himalaya. The peak consists of 4 summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Kanchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band who were part of British expedition.
The expedition honored the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet of short the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition. Climb this Kanchenjunga begins from a Charming Base Camp up the long and complicated north ridge. Using Sherpa support and oxygen, you can move at systematically slow velocity higher and higher up the mountain. This is a highly satisfying climb for the expert climbers.