Kangchenjung is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. Rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called that is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north Kanchanjanga Himal by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.
The main peak of Kangchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in the Taplejung District, Nepal. Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain in India, and the easternmost of the mountains higher than 8,000 m (26,000 ft). It is called five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks.