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Jannu (now officially known as Kumbhakarna) lies 11km to the West of the summit of Kangchenjunga. Though lower, it is a very difficult peak, with a summit pyramid that is steep on all sides. The first ascent and "standard" route is a complex and difficult, though not extreme, route up the Southeast Ridge, from the Yamatari Glacier. Neighboring peak Jannu East, 7468m, was unclimbed as of 1997.

Elevation (feet): 25,295
Elevation (meters): 7,710
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.6828
Longitude: 88.0458
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1962
First successful climber(s): Robert Paragot, Paul Kellar, Ren Desmaison, Sherpa Gyalzen Mitchu
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Hille, Nepal

Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.

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