Which of the following is the world’s third-highest mountain that connects the borders of India and Nepal?

  1. Nanga Parbat
  2. Broad Peak
  3. K2
  4. Kanchenjunga

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  1. The correct answer is Kanchenjunga.

    Key Points

    Kanchenjunga

    • It is the world’s third-highest mountain that connects the borders of India and Nepal.  
    • It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m in a section of the Himalayas called Kanchenjunga Himal delimited in the west by the Tamur River.
    • It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks directly on the border, and the remaining two in Nepal’s Taplejung District of Province No 1.
    • Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world.
    • Kanchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band.

    Additional Information

    • World’s highest mountain– Great Himalayas.
    • Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak of 8848m, it is also known as Sagarmatha.
    • Kanchenjunga is India’s highest peak that is in Sikkim.
    • Nanda Devi is India’s second-highest peak in Uttarakhand.
    • The average height of the Great Himalayas is 6100m.
    • Important passes of Himalayas- Zojila, Burzil, Khar-dung-la, Bara-la-cha, Rohtang, etc.
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