The Morning Sun on Kanchenjunga, from our hotel in Darjeeling, April 2004

June 23, 2006


A mighty mountain….Darjeeling has a lovely view of the Himalayas, and I have been incredibly lucky, in 1976, to actually see Mt Everest from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling. Apparently, nowadays, a sighting is a great rarity, and guidebooks no longer even mention Mt Everest from Darjeeling. In fact, I had to browse the net a long time to be sure that, for decades, I had not mistaken Kanchenjunga for Everest! But no, I had been lucky….

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