Kanchenjunga region lies in eastern Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga stands at 8586 m and is the world’s third highest mountain in the world. The name Kanchenjunga in Tibetan means the ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ and refers to five summits that make up the Kanchenjunga massif. It encompasses 16 other peaks over 7,000m spreading from north east Nepal into Sikkim in India. In 1997, the region surrounding this mountain range was turned into Conservation area which extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet forming a beautiful, unspoilt wilderness.