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“A place with rich history and great mountaineers ”

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A place with rich history and great mountaineers ”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

One of the most premier institutions for mountaineering. I have successfully completed both basic and advanced mountaineering courses from there. Very experienced instructors. Many of them have scaled one of world's highest and most technical peaks.
I love this place so much that its like NY second home!!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It has some real life like statues of Mountain climbers, lots of original equipment used.etc
It is included in the same ticket to the P N zoo

Visited November 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“A Must Visit especially for Adventure Lovers”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Every hill station in India has the same topography to offer and sightseeing is the same old mountain views, peaks, lakes, boating, honeymoon pics, etc, etc. But what stood out in Darjeeling is HMI and I would recommend not just adventure Lovers but every visitor to pay a visit. Even a whole day here was less for me. But paucity of time and urgency made me rush. The chronology of people who attempted Mount Everest. The history of Indians involved in Himalayan mountaineering from independence. The equipment's that have been used to climb are a major highlight. The artificial rock climbing class is top class. The statute of tenzing Norgay made me very emotional. I would highly recommend this place.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Himalayan Mountaineering Institute”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Well-worth a visit.The model of the Himalayan range with its hands-on factor was interesting as was the history of |Everest and Tenzing, even though there was an obvious bias towards Tenzing.

Visited November 2013
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Ajmer, India
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“Bound to get you hooked”
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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