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 (kŭn′chən-jŭng′gə, -jo͝ong′-, kän′-)
A mountain, 8,586 m (28,169 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains on the India-Nepal border. It is the third-highest mountain in the world.
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Kangchenjunga
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(ˌkɑn tʃənˈdʒʊŋ gə)

a mountain in S Asia, between NE India and Nepal, in the E Himalayas: third highest in the world. 28,146 ft. (8579 m).
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Noun1.Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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A total of 106 passengers and 11 crew died in the crash of Air India flight 101, which was named Kanchenjunga, on January 24, 1966.
The list of peaks includes Kanchenjunga located at a height of 8,598 metre and Nepal Peak located at the height of 7,168 metre in Sikkim, Garur Parbat(6,504 m) and Purbi Dunagiri (6,489 m) in Uttarakhand, Mount Kailash (6400 m) in Jammu and Kashmir and Mulkila (6,517 m) in Himachal Pradesh.
His summit success includes Broad Peak (July 26), Mt K2 (July 24), Gasherbrum II (July 18), Gasherbrum I (July 15), Nanga Parbat (July 3), Mt Makalu (May 24), Mt Everest (May 22), Mt Lhotse (May 22), Mt Kanchenjunga (May 15), Mt Dhaulagiri (May 12) and Mt Annapurna (April 23).
In the religious domain, the mountains are revered as timeless, mysterious and sacred, the mythical home of great Hindu gods such as Shiva, and of forbidding peaks like Kanchenjunga and Mount Kailash that are revered by people of several faiths.
The highest mountain in India (and the third in the world), Kanchenjunga (8,586 metres above sea level) is situated in north Sikkim on the Nepali border.
Maya Sherpa, 41, chairwoman of Everest Summiteers' Association, who has climbed the peak three times, said she was returning from the summit of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain on May 15, when she passed an Indian struggling with the climb.
A talented climber in his own right, Band went on to make the first ascent of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain situated between Nepal and India, two years later.
NEWS 1955 Two British climbers became the first to reach the summit of Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain at 28,160ft (8,586 metres).
Climber Atanas Skatov is heading for a new expedition, and in April he will try to climb the third highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8586 m).
In one sector of the Kanchenjunga River, the divide is very narrow.
Yellow-throated Martens Martes flavigula in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal.