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Review of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 96 things to do in Darjeeling
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Patna, India
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Bound to get you hooked”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

The HMI is probably one of the best maintained museums in India. A must visit for everyone remotely associated with mountains. Everything from the spacious layout, the labelling the porch, is worth appreciating. The display of mountaineering gear used over the years is an eye opener. There are quite a few spots for photography. The statue of Tenzing and the spot where his funeral pyre was lit makes one emotional. The souvenir shops and restaurants too are well stocked.

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

For anyone remotely interested in mountain expeditions this museum is unmissable. To see the basic clothing and equipment that was used in the early 20th century brings home what courageous people early mountaineers were. There are may fascinating displays including one of the whole Himalayan range with each peak illuminated by pressing the appropriate button on a panel.

Visited October 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“very educative !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

This place is very educative. It gives you an overall experience and feel about the himalayas and the people who achieved this wonderful feat to trek to the top of himalayas. You would know so many facts that you never knew for so long about the climbers... dont miss this place. . It would complete your tour at darjeeling..

Visited October 2013
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Shillong, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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