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Clear skies at dawn above Kangchenjunga, as seen from Gangtok, Sikkim, northern India. Also known as Sewa Lungma, it was the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2) with an altitude of 8,586 metres (28,169 feet) and was generally regarded as the highest mountain in India and the second highest peak in Nepal. Kangchenjunga translated means The Five Treasures of Snows, as it contained five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres.