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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Address: Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
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A good education to early mountaineering

A most interesting Institute to see the various people who have climbed Mt Everest and the gear used from mid 1900 to the current period

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

A most interesting Institute to see the various people who have climbed Mt Everest and the gear used from mid 1900 to the current period

Thank chasra28
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We loved the museum, relating the history of the first Everest ascents and showcasing the equipments of the first expeditions. A really inspiring place.

Thank pascal b
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The best mountaineering institute to provide degree and certificate in mountaineering course. With a huge museum.

Thank Abhiran
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The museum is a great place, the replica of Himalayan ranges with LED indicators. The actual things which were used by Tenzing Norgay are on display. If you are interested in mountaineering than its the right place.

Thank Mubashir G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Telling the story of mountain exploration, history and climbers. An excellent museum, wish we had longer to visit

Thank babsfromtas
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If you love mountains and wana know the history behind the various summits.. HMI is a place to visit. The museum showcases a collection of equipments used by the famous mountaineers and gives insight into their achievements. There is a good amount of things to read and the best part is photography is not allowed. So it's for us to... More 

Thank Lavanya J
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

For anyone interested in the topic of the Himalayas and the people who climb them, this site is essential. From the grave of Tenzig Norway, Sir Edmund Hillary's Sherpa, to the museum with its collection of equipment from different eras, to its great location, this attraction should not be missed.

Thank calwashore
Siliguri, India
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world. HMI was established in Darjeeling, as a step to organize the growing craze in the field of mountaineering, after the successful and historic climb of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in the year 1953. This institute was founded in 1954, at the... More 

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Farakka, India
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Its situated just next to the zoo. Its a wonderful collection of pictures depicting the hardships people like Tenzing Norgay faced while they climbed atop the mighty himalayas. Inspiration indeed!

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

You get a chance to see the snow leopard and red Panda. Facilities are decent on the zoo and young children can enjoy

Thank Ajay B

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