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Sikkim Himalayas

Of the Himalayan regions the smallest is the Sikkim Himalayas. Sikkim Himalayas holds Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. It lies along the state of Sikkim and can be accessed from Gangtok.

The uniqueness of the Kanchenjunga is that it can be accessed from the east, west, north, and south. From west to east the Sikkim Himalayas includes Janu (25,294 ft), Kanbachen (25,782 ft), and Kanchenjunga I (28,146) and Kanchenjunga II (27,803). Simeru and Siniolchu, the most beautiful mountains in the world lie east of Kanchenjunga.

Nepal Peak (23,560 ft), Tent Peak (24,089), Pyramid (2,400 ft), Twins (23,360 ft), Langpo Peak (22,800 ft) and Jongsong Peak (24,344ft) lies to the northern side of the Kanchenjunga ridge. Singalila ridge in the south holds Talung peak (23,082 ft), and Kabru (24,002 ft).

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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