Mountains of Sikkim

The natural boundaries of Sikkim are formed by the mountain chains running southwards from the main Himalayan range. The Chola range divides it from Tibet and Bhutan and the Singalila range separates it from Nepal with the Greater Himalayan range forming the barrier between Sikkim and Tibet in the North. The landscape of Sikkim is dominated by Mt. Khangchendzonga. Mt. Khangchendzonga is the third highest mountain in the world and the highest in India. Its height is 27,803 ft and is towards west of Sikkim. It is the crowning glory of Sikkim with magnificent snow and ice scenery is not just a mountain for local people. It is the abode of the guardian deity of the Sikkimese, Dzo-nga, and is highly revered among them. The mountain is so sacrosanct is that mountaineering expeditions, reaching within a few meters of peak, have never touched the summit in deference to local beliefs. This sacred mountain is visible from every place of Sikkim. Mt. Kabru also towards West of Sikkim is 24,005 ft. high. Located in the Himalayas, it is the part of the border of India and Nepal. There is a 6400 m saddle and a 6682 m summit known as Rathong to the south west of Kabru. The Kabru Dome (6600 m) is located towards its south east. Mt. Siniolchu, 22,610 ft, is one of the tallest mountains in Sikkim. This one of the most majestic and beautiful peaks of the world stands near the Green Lake area, in West Sikkim. Get tour package to Sikkim and Holidays to Sikkim in very affordable price.

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