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geographical name\ˌkən-chən-ˈjəŋ-gə, -ˈju̇ŋ-\
Definition of KANCHENJUNGA
mountain 28,209 feet (8598 m) Nepal & Sikkim, India, in the Himalayas; 3d highest in the world
Variants of KANCHENJUNGA
Kan·chen·jun·ga or Kang·chen·jun·ga\ˌkəŋ-\
Peak in the Himalayas. The world's third highest mountain, it reaches 28,169 ft (8,586 m). It is located on the border between Nepal and Sikkim state, India, northwest of Darjiling. Rinzin Namgyal, a 19th-century explorer, made the first map of the peak. In 1955 a British expedition led by Charles Evans made the first successful climb.