Brief Description of Mt. Kanchenjunga Diamond Jubilee 2016

Mt. Kanchenjunga Diamond Jubilee 2016 is going to be held on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of climbing Mount Kanchenjunga by Joe Brown and George Christopher Band on May 25, 1955 for the first time on the leadership of Sir Charles Evans. Mr. Joe Brown is only the person who is still living among the group. The height of this mountain is 8,586 meters and it is the third highest mountain of the world after Mount Everest of Nepal and K2 Godwin of Pakistan; it is second highest mountain of Nepal. It is located in Taplejung District of Nepal the third biggest district of Nepal and which lies in the north-east part of Nepal. It is one of the two districts which has border with both the neighboring countries India and China and the mountain also borders in all the three countries – Taplejung of Nepal, Sikkim of India and Tibet of China.
Ang Furba Sherpa is the first Nepalese national to reach the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga on May 14, 1980 with the Japanese Expedition Team led by Masatsugu. As per the data of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry there are 344 persons who have successfully climbed this mountain. This mountain’s meaning is ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ as it has five peaks and four of the peaks are above 8,000 meters. Likewise there are 16 peaks which are above 7,000 meters. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area was established on 1997 A.D. by collaboration of World Wildlife Fund & National Reserve and Wildlife Conservation Department. Red Panda, Snow Leopard are the main endangered species found in this area and there are two critically endangered species of ambhibians – Blanford’s Spiny Frog (Paa Blanfordii) and Dubois Paha Frog (Paa Rostandi) are found in this area. The General Assembly of Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) is scheduled for 18 & 19 November 2016 in Kathmandu. All the members of UAAA have been invited to attend the meeting. International Conference on Mountain tourism, climate change and earthquake in Nepal will be also organized in Kathmandu on the same dates. These guests will also travel to Suketar, Taplejung for the Kanchenjunga Diamond Jubilee 2016 which will help to bolster the image of the event itself. The Jubilee program will help to promote the tourism industry in Taplejung district and also support the local products and foods in the district as well. We also expect to announce the official recognition of 3 more mountains in this region above 8,000 meters.

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