Sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga at Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

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By: leelefever on March 31, 2006 - 4:02am

Tiger Hill is about 12km from Darjeeling and is a mecca for tourists visiting the mountains.  You have to get up at 4am to make it there in time for sunrise, over the Mount Kangchenjunga range.  As the sun appears, the mountain changes color in what is a pretty darn amazing sight.  It is the third highest mountain in the world and Everest is viewable in the distance.

Here are a few sequential panoramas from the event...

This one is of Darjeeling Town, outside of our window at the Dekeling Hotel, which we love for about $25 per night (off season). Notice the mysterious, view obscuring and ever-present haze.

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