Correct Answer - Option 2 : Sikkim
- Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest mountain, with an elevation of 28,169 feet (8,586 meters).
- It is situated in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim state, northeastern India, and eastern Nepal, 46 miles (74 km) north-northwest of Darjeeling, Sikkim.
- The mountain is part of the Great Himalaya Range.
- The Kanchenjunga massif is in the form of a gigantic cross, the arms of which extend north, south, east, and west.
- Kanchenjunga is composed of rocks of Neoproterozoic (late Precambrian) to Ordovician age (i.e., about 445 million to 1 billion years old).
- The mountain and its glaciers receive heavy snow during the summer monsoon season and a lighter snowfall during the winter.
- The individual summits connect to neighbouring peaks by four main ridges, from which four glaciers flow, the Zemu (northeast), the Talung (southeast), the Yalung (southwest), and the Kanchenjunga (northwest).
Thus, Kanchanjunga Peak is located in Sikkim.