Tenzing & Gombu Rock, West Bengal

Tenzing & Gombu Rock

Tenzing and Gombu rocks are situated on Lebong Cart Road and face opposite to each other. These rocks are a drive of 20 minutes from Darjeeling. The huge Tenzing rock is named after Tenzing Norgay, who was famous for climbing the Mount Everest accompanied by Edmund Hillary in the year 1953. Gombu Rock has got its name after Nawang Gombu. He was Tenzing’s nephew and he had climbed the Everest twice and became the first person to do so. He climbed Everest first in the year 1963 and then in the year 1965.

These massive rocks provide an ideal place for providing training with regards to rock climbing to the students of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training institute in Darjeeling. At the Tensing rock a rock climbing competition is organized every year by the Indian Army. In the year 2010 a record was set when an army climber climbed the Tenzing rock in 35 seconds.


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