West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.20

Kanchenjungha! From Raiganj

From Siliguri, Kanchenjungha can be seen during clear summer days and during autumn and winter. Even on Friday, the peak and its entire range — also known as the “Sleeping Buddha” &m...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Picture perfect gift amid pandemic

The clouds lifted from Darjeeling to unveil the gleaming Mount Kanchenjungha and give the people of the hills a picture-perfect gift amid the raging pandemic. Gyanendra Rai, a mental health counsello...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

North East  /  Published 26.08.19

Apex body to deny permit to scale Kanchenjunga

India’s apex mountaineering authority will not issue permits to scale the 8,586m Kanchenjungha, the third highest peak of the world, and several other peaks that are considered sacred in deference t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.19

Centre heeds peak bar call

The Centre has rescinded its decision to allow climbing and trekking on 14 Himalayan peaks in Sikkim in the wake of vociferous protests against the possible desecration of the mountaintops held sacred...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.19

Sikkim expedition route to Kanchenjungha

The Union home ministry has opened up 137 mountain peaks, including Kanchenjungha (8586m) — the third- highest in the world, for expeditions from the Sikkim side . The Sikkim government had banned e...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.19

Why third is more difficult than first

A mountaineer from Bengal died hours after scaling Kanchenjungha (8,586m) a few days ago, while another breathed his last on his way to the peak.Two other members of the team suffered altitude sicknes...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.19

2nd snow tryst for Darjeeling

Snow returned to Darjeeling town within a month on Tuesday, cheering tourists and residents alike. Though the flakes came down for two-and-half hours, the intensity was less and so was the deposition ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.19

Pay Rs 50 each to visit Tiger Hill

Tourists visiting Tiger Hill, Darjeeling’s famous sunrise point, for a glimpse of the Kanchenjungha have to shell out Rs 50 each.The forest department’s decision to introduce the entry fee has dra...
By Vivek Chhetri and Avijit Sinha in Darjeeling


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