Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga comes from the local word “Kang Cheng Zheng Ga” which means- five treasures of snow. This is a mountain range in the Himalayas. The highest of this mountain is 8.586 meters/ 28,169 feet. Kanchenjunga is the part of the Himalayas which is called Kanchenjunga Himal. It is situated in the eastern border of Nepal (Taplejung District, Mechi Region) and the Indian state of Sikkim. Kanchenjunga is the 2nd highest peak in the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga- click taken in the morning 5:56 (PC: Masum Hossen)
Kanchenjunga- click of the morning 5:56 (PC: Masum Hossen)

Thousands of tourists flock here every year to see the beauty of Kanchenjunga and the sunrise of Tiger Hill. The unique beauty of Kanchenjunga can be seen sitting in Tetulia from mid-October to mid-November. The top of the snow-capped mountains can be clearly seen in the cloudless sky. The flickering view of the first sunrise of the day on the snow-covered Kanchenjunga really spreads the fascination. Apart from Tetulia in Panchagarh, the Kanchenjunga peak of the Himalayas can be seen with your own eyes in the border areas of Nilphamari and Thakurgaon. So, nature lovers from different parts of the country are flocking to the open highlands along the border.

Kangchenjunga (PC: Emran Ali)
Kangchenjunga (PC: Emran Ali)

Now from Chilahati of Nilphamari, Jhunagacha Chapani of Dimla & Itakhola of Nilphamari Sadar can be seen in the empty space of the snow-white body of Kanchenjunga. However, the best beauty of Kanchenjunga can be seen from the government post bungalow square on the outskirts of the town of Tetulia in the northernmost upazila.

Beautiful Kanchenjunga from Bangladesh
Beautiful Kanchenjunga from Bangladesh (PC: Masum Hossen)

From morning till afternoon, multiple forms of Himalayan Mountains and Kanchenjunga can be seen. The multi-faceted Kanchenjunga catches the eye of the viewer by changing the color from time to time. In the morning, it seems as if the white ice of Kanchenjunga is covered with raw gold. As the day progresses, raw gold looks like an autumn cloud. In the middle of the day it seems as if a huge cloud is occupying the northern sky. In the afternoon, the snow began to turn red with shame. And at evening, the whole of Kanchenjunga became like a playful girl in Abirkhela (Holi). The form of Kanchenjunga can also be seen at night. When the moon is illuminated at night, the soft light of the moon is reflected from the white ice.

How to go?

If you want to go directly to Panchagarh and Thakurgaon, you can go to via Hanif Paribahan, Babul Paribahan, Nabil Paribahan etc. The rent will be between TK. 500-750. If you want to go directly to Nilphamari, you can go to SR Paribahan and Agamani Paribahan. The rent will be between TK.500-600. It is better to rent a car from Panchagarh city/ Thakurgaon/Nilphamari to visit different places. The reserve car fare for visiting these places for the whole day will be TK. 2000-3000.

Local bus service for Panchagarh to Tetulia is also available from Panchagarh city. The rents will be between TK.50-70.

Where to stay?

There are so many hotels in Panchagarh, Thakurgaon and Nilphamari. According to your budget you will find both cheap and expensive options to stay in those hotels.

It is our Responsibility to keep our tourist spots clean. Let’s keep the spots neat & clean as we go around. Happy Travelling 😉

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