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“Very worthwhile visit”

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2013

The HMI as it is called is very worthwhile even if you didn't dream of climbing mountains in your life. For us in the West it was a change of promotion to notice that Tenzing Norgay was listed as an equal to Hillary on the first climb of Everest Vs. Hillary and "oh by the way there was another guy". Just the topographical displays of the Himalayas was very worthwhile to see because you can appreciate how those mountains restrict some of the geopolitical problems of the region. It would have been interesting to participate in a lecture by one of the experienced mountaineers who work at HMI but it was a worthwhile visit without it. Going through the Himalayan Animal Park as part of the HMI experience was a 2:1 value too. At least they restricted the animals to those from the region and are researching with the animals to help protect others of the same species.

Thank BinWoodside
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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!!

Thank P_Akanksha
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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

7  Thank drsel
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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.

Thank Imransadath
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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.

Thank mariajellicoe
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