Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Formerly independent, Sikkim is now an Indian state, predominantly Buddhist, sandwiched by Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east. It covers little land area, but is home to many Himalayan peaks over 22,000 feet, and one dominant massif, Kangchenjunga (8586 m). Kangchenjunga is the easternmost of the Himalayan 8,000-meter peaks, and is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises in remote Western Sikkim, on the Nepal border. Kangchenjunga and its many satellite peaks dominate the Sikkim sky, towering above the streets of Darjeeling, 46 miles south.
Peaks of Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Jannu - 25295 ft./7710 m.
- Kabru - 24005 ft./7317 m.
- Kangchejunga South - 27808 ft./8476 m.
- Kangchenjunga - 28169 ft./8586 m.
- Kangchenjunga North - 25397 ft./7741 m.
- Kangchenjunga West - 27904 ft./8505 m.
- Mount Narsing - 19029 ft./5800 m.
- Pandim - 21952 ft./6691 m.
- Rikigo - Rolwaling Himal - 19629 ft./5983 m.
- Zemu Gap Peak - 25525 ft./7780 m.