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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
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Shillong, India
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“HMI”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located next to the Zoo and is a must visit. I remember clearly that this was the place that I first heard of the Himalayan Yeti and that story got stuck with me for quiet sometime.

Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great overview of mountaineering”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Amazing to see the evolution of the gear used back in the day compared to today's high-tech stuff. A good chronology of those who tried and made it (Everest) - and ose who didn't. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great Mountaineering Institute”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is a good institute for beginners who want to learn about the art of mountaineering. You learn a lot here. The museum gives a good history of Indians involved in Himalayan mountaineering from the day of India's independence. A must see for those interested in mountaineering.

Visited November 2012
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Bhubaneswar, India
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“first ever in india”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

All the equipments used in that climb are still a highlight in that institute. it now shifted to uppper height over the year but within the campus.Training hostel is there for student. note that the HMI is closed every Thursday. nice shops to buy T shirt.

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Very informative”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The museum covers details of the past travellers who attempted or succeeded in climbing Mount Everest along with details of their shoes, bags, etc. HMI closed on Thursday so please plan your travel accordinly.
Adjacent to the institute is the Zoo, which has beautiful birds and several rare species of animals. The zoo closes at 4pm as post that the animals need to be fed. As the zoo and HMI have the same entrace the ticket counter gets closed by 4pm so please plan your travel accordingly.

The institute is one of the main points in the sight seeing list.

Visited October 2013
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