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Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
A.The Karakoram
B.The Kanchenjunga
C.The Nanga Parbat
D.The Nanda Devi

Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint:The Mountain is a part of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Other than being the highest mountain in India, it holds the title for being the third highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest and K2.

Complete answer:
Kanchenjunga holds the title of being the highest mountain in the world. It is also called Kumbhkaran Lungur in Nepali. It’s elevation is 8586 metres. It is located in Eastern Himalayas right between the border of Eastern Nepal, Sikkim state and northeastern India. The composition of this mountain is made up of late Precambrian rocks from the age of Neoproterozoic to Ordovician. During the summer monsoon season the mountain and its glaciers receive heavy snow and even receive light snow in the winter season. Rinzin Namgyal, was an explorer who designed the first known map of the Kanchenjunga mountain. Other people who visited this magnificent mountain included a botanist named Sir Joseph Hooker, who was also the first European to visit and describe the area. Douglas Freshfield in 1899 also visited the mountain. Paul Bauer led a German attempt to climb this mountain from the Zemu side, in 1931. Gunter O. Dyhrenfurth was a German-Swiss climber who also attempted to climb the Kanchenjunga glacier. This mountain holds a bad reputation of danger and difficulty because of all the accidents that took place in the early expeditions and attempts. First woman to successfully climb and reach the summit was Briton Ginette Harrison in the year 1998.

Hence, the correct answer is option (B).

Note:Kanchenjunga Mountain holds a religious and mythological significance for the local people of the region. The slopes of this mountain are also used by herdsmen as grazing ground.