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Boss(es) Bleak
Brothers Bear's House Blizzard's Basecamp
Banana Bird Cave Glacial Grotto
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (GBA)

K3 is a large, snowy mountain range from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It is the fifth world in the game. The boss of this area is the evil snowman Bleak, who resides in the north-east edge of the mountain. It is preceded by Cotton-Top Cove and Mekanos, and followed by Razor Ridge.


Krevice Kreepers

Dixie and Kiddy will journey up to the first cliffside stage to avoid the deadly Klasps at all costs.

Tearaway Toboggan

In this second snowy stage, the Kongs will ride on a toboggan, like in Demolition Drain-Pipe, to bash enemies or avoid any dangerous obstacles.

Barrel Drop Bounce

This is the third and final waterfall area. Throughout the stage, barrels fall down from the waterfall making useful platforms to climb to the top of the finish. A crate from Diddy's Kong Quest makes its only appearance in the stage.

Krack-Shot Kroc

This is the third and final stage taking place in a factory. Squitter the Spider takes the majority of this stage to defeat enemies and to avoid a Krosshair aiming at Squitter every step of the way until the end of the stage.

Lemguin Lunge

This is the third and final snowy stage. The stage is moderately easy, albeit the stage is infested with sledding Lemguins, their only appearance in the game. Lemguins are a cross between a lemming and a penguin. They are also vulnerable to the Kongs' jump attacks.

Bleak's House

In this boss stage, the Kongs must toss snowballs at Bleak's face, far or near, and avoid Bleak's snowball cannon attack. The blue dot by the left of the screen indicates how far you throw the snowball comparing to which buttons you press on the control pad.


  • The name K3 is likely a reference to K2, a peak on the border of China and Pakistan in the Karakoram mountain range that is the second highest mountain on Earth. K3 was also used as the designation for the nearby Broad Peak, the 12th tallest mountain on Earth, during the Great Trigonometric Survey, but this is not commonly known.

Brothers Bear's House & Banana Bird Cave

  • Blizzard's Basecamp
    • Blizzard's Basecamp can be accessed by going north when standing on the level Lemguin Lunge. When entering his hut, Blizzard will be surprised Dixie and Kiddy Kong found his basecamp.
  • Glacial Grotto
    • Glacial Grotto is located west of Blizzard's Basecamp.