Commonly Anglicised as Kanchenjunga, the name of the third highest mountain on earth should be spelled Kangchendzonga. The main summit is 8585m above sea level. The name - Kang-chen-dzong-nga is Tibetan and means "the five treasuries of the high snows"
"After travelling for three miles in this region of snow I fell down exhausted. The difficulty of breathing, produced by the extreme tenuity of the air, and increased by the exertion of the lungs in an up-hill journey at a height of over 19,000 feet, together with the glare of the snow, which terribly tired my eyes in spite of the protection afforded by my green spectacles, reduced me to a wretched state. Lama Ugyen Gya-tsho, whose condition was worse than mine on account of his corpulence, sat down on the snow in dispair..."
Babu Sarat Chandra, on reaching Pang Pema, from "How I Crossed the Jon-Tsang La", June 1879.