Khangchendzonga, Kangchenjunga, Kangchen Dzö-nga,… One of different names, all absent from our text books back at school. Did we sleep in geography class or was the teacher too afraid of its pronunciation?
We are talking about the world’s third highest mountain, after Everest and K2. Khangchendzonga means 5 peaks, and casts its powerful spell over Indians, Nepalis, Bhutanese, Tibetans and tourists.
Over the last ten days we’ve seen the mountain from different angles, with the light of dawn, dusk and full moon, with and without clouds, surrounded by thousands of Indians and just the two of us.
Magnificent, mysterious, massive… simply Khangchendzonga.