The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed
light upon the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga painting it pink and then
bathing it in a beautiful orange colour. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (8848m)
is just visible, peeping out through two other peaks standing by its
side. Makalu (8481m) looks higher than Mt. Everest, owing to the curve
in the horizon, as it is several miles closer than Everest. The distance
in straight line from Tiger Hill to Everest is 107 miles.On a clear day,
Kurseong is visible to the south and in the distance, along with Teesta River,
Mahanada River, Balason River and Mechi River meandering down to the south.
Chumal Rhi mountain of Tibet, 84 miles away as the crow flies, looks like a
great rounded mass over the snowy Chola Range. One comes face to face with
this peak of superb beauty from Phari Jong which is 129 miles away from Darjeeling.