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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling

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Learn the history of humankind's efforts to conquer the rooftop of the world at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Established one year after the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, the institute allows visitors to expand their knowledge about all of the documented attempts to reach the world's tallest summit, acquire information about the development of climbing tools and techniques, and take up comprehensive mountaineering courses. To visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and other attractions in Darjeeling, use our Darjeeling trip builder.
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  • This gem of a museum was a total surprise. It had lots of photos, short bios and photos of even of the Sherpas, actual equipment used by the Sherpas as well as the famous explorers in Mt. Everest expl...  more »
  • The place is really very nice. The zoo has quiet a variety of animals. The museum is beautifully decorated. Interesting to see the tracking items. The history of the tracking is elaborated in a beauti...  more »
  • A really interesting overview of the mountaineering history. Really interesting to see the models of the whole mountain range. 
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  • You must have to visit this wonderful place if you have passion in mountaineering. A good collection of accesorios used in climbing, hiking. Good history about mount everest and other highest peaks of india. Collection of pictures of mount climbers.
  • Must visit if you are interested about Mount everest, hike and climb knowledge and history of winner. Their museum is really great. Lots of historic collection. Definable people will get great knowledge if they visit this place. So don't miss this place if anyone visit Darjeeling. Entry fee 40 rupee. This fare included zoo and museum ticket.
  • Can see wildlife and Sir Edmund and sherpa Tenzin memorial.... Place for Himalayas lover and if u want to do mountaineering course then You mist go
  • I did basic and advanced mountaineering course from here. The place changed my life and it made me a better person they take you to places u will never see anywhere on the earth and place which was given by the king to the institute and only people in the course can view that area up in the mountains at 16 thousand feet.
  • :) happy…. Awesome place…. Lot of memories ………… Felt energetic after visit……… Several Milestone for victory.. Keep the good work up…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!