Darjeeling Tiger Hill Sunrise and Hike - 1 Day

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  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude9,000ft

About Trip

Tiger hill is the highest point in Darjeeling Hills at an altitude of 8482 feet (or 2590 meters) and 11km (6.8 miles ) away from Darjeeling town The view of Kanchenjunga pick from Tiger hill is very clearly seen if the weather is clear with blue sky and the scenery is breathtaking.

You will be picked at morning 4am by Ashmita Trek and Tours representative and drive to Tiger Hill 14km It will take about an hour to reach Tiger hill After you reach there, you having the breathtaking view of Sunrise and panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together, and later you start your hike towards to Jorbanglow about 4 km trek through the pine forest reach at Jorbanglow means 4 road meat point. we have local breakfast at small homestay later we continue trek through via Tenzing norgay Road in local language call  Alubari road (Alu means Potato -  Bari Means Land

Which is 7 km back to Darjeeling on the way visit baddest monastery named Alubari monastery, the actual name of the monastery is Yolmowa Mak Dhog Monastery which was build in the year 1914. after visit monastery we continues hike to Darjeeling so you finish your hike by aprox 11am at Churasta is meaning four road meeting point your tour for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish.

Important information

Know before you go

  • 04:00 - Pick-up at Darjeeling hotel. Drive to Tiger Hill 
  • 11:00 - Watch sunrise views and hike to Darjeeling 


  • Easy and Safe Trails through peaceful forest and local village. Sunrise view from top of Darjeeling town
  • Panoramic view of Mountain and major city of Darjeeling - Sikkim
  • Meet the locals and experience their quiet lifestyle in the mountains
  • The view of the colossal Mount.Kanchenjunga with many other snow clad eastern Himalayan peaks
  • Hikking trial through local cultural villages and pine forest and bamboo
  • Vist Buddhist monastery Yolmowa Mak Dhog Monastery ( Local name Alubari monastery)
  • A handy day trip for travelers who don’t have time for a long trek
  • See the mighty Himalaya without traveling far from Darjeeling

What's Included

  • All necessary permits and any charges for carrying still video cameras
  • All expenses for guide and driver
  • Any hot drinks like tea, coffee
  • Breakfast included will be provided Nepali / Tibetain local food
  • Professional and highly experienced English speaking local mountain guides
  • One way private tourist vehicle from your hotel to Tiger hill for
  • Hike safely with a local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tips for guide and driver ( Expected )
  • Your travel insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
  • Personal gears and expenses for the trek
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Useful Information

Not suitable

  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

Customer Reviews

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    Luke Psomas, United States - January 24, 2024

    Namaste! Sangay Bhutia (guide) took our group of 4 on the Tiger Hill sunrise day hike. Dipu Lepcha drove us up to the lookout, where we caught the sunrise! Sangay led us through a beautiful trail that goes north from Tiger Hill through the woods, and since it was winter time, the frost made the air and landscape fresh. We popped out of the woods, walked through neighborhoods, visited a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, and ascended to a higher road which we took back to Mall Road. Sangay was very knowledgeable, kind, and warm to us. Our trip was from 4 am to 11 am. We'd recommend him and Ashmita to anyone visiting Darjeeling!

    Best Regards

    Luke Psomas

    From United States 

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    Amb Saum, India - January 03, 2024

    While planning our itinerary for Darjeeling, we had planned initially to visit the Tiger Hill which is famous for sunrise and just like other tourists we had also planned on a TO and FRO visit via a Cab. However we came across Ashmita Trek and Tours, where we found that they conduct a trek from Tiger Hill while returning through an interesting forest route of about 4 kms or so, followed by walk to one of the local house , where breakfast is served in a very serene and breathtaking surroundings.

    We registered for it and was introduced by our sweet guide "Sangay" on the day of Trek. We were picked up from our hotel at 4am in a cab and we proceeded towards Tiger Hill. Sangay gave us the best seat in the house and brought some tea and coffee while we settled down in the dark cold environment with hundreds of other tourists around us. We patiently waited for sunrise to happen and captured the majestic Kanchenjunga.

    After sunrise, we prepared to start the trek back and on the way Sangay explained us geography of the mountains peaks visible from a distance. After walking few meters, there came a forest with a narrow path. Sangay asked us to follow him and we started walking towards it. It was such a majestic experience walking a good 4 kms through that forest. The trees and plants were so densely populated that even though there was a good sunshine that time, but it was not reaching us as it was getting blocked by the vegetation.

    Once we crossed the forest area, we reached the regular roads leading up to Darjeeling Market. We resumed our walk and on the way , Sangay took us to the home of one of the local for breakfast. The terrace of the house , was having a neatly laid up table and a couple of chairs with an umbrella . From the terrace, you could view the hills and the valley while enjoying the awesome breakfast. Once our breakfast was done, we proceed on foot with Sangay towards the Darjeeling Mall Road and market where we commenced our tour.

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    Irina, Russian Federation - December 05, 2023

    We were taking two tours with Ashmita Trek and Tours guide Dawa Lama. one for tiger hill trek and one for tonglu trek Dawa was great, easy to communicate, very knowledgeable, flexible and helpful. We really enjoyed trekking with Ashmita Trek, and can highly recommend the company with their VERY caring attitude.

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    Benno B, United Kingdom - March 02, 2020

    We visited tiger hill sunrise and trek after arranging with Ashmita Trek and Tours. The trip was amazing and luckily we had good weather! We were provided with a map and helpful directions for the walk down. We also booked our tickets to Kolkata here which was simple, not always the case in India! Subash was really friendly and keen to have a laugh. Would definitely book a longer tour and trek here when I return.

    Thank you Subash and Team for our wanderfull experance !

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    Eli Hefets, Israel - September 15, 2019

    We were 4 families with kids in all ages the Tiger hill sunrise and trek was amazing, well organized by our guides Great value for money. 
    Thank you to Mr. Subash and the team.

    Eli Hefets from Israel 

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