Darjeeling is a big down in the mountain, it's nice due to the beautiful surrounding mountain and valley views with cool weather; but not perfect because the streets are dirty and the town is pretty crowded.

We are very lucky to catch a perfect sunrise at Tiger Hill. We met Alan (US) and Ulsa (Poland) who told us that it had been raining for the past 5 days. They currently stay in India where their work allow them to travel while working (something I wish to accomplish someday as well).

Sea of clouds at Tiger Hill
Sea of clouds at Tiger Hill Tiger Hill
Observation Platform at Tiger Hill
Observation Platform at Tiger Hill
Sunrise at Tiger Hill
Sunrise at Tiger Hill
Morning crowd at Tiger Hill
Morning crowd at Tiger Hill
Hemal
Hemal

Hemal is our guide around Darjeeling, 23 years old but inexperience as a city guide. He's a nice person, just inexperience. Hopefully he is much better as a mountain guide.

Morning crowd at Tiger Hill
Morning crowd at Tiger Hill

We stop by Yiga Choleng Monastery on the way from Tiger Hill to Darjeeling town. Small, nice, colourful and quiet.