Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling

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Specialty Museum Educational Site
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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  • A place I felt good to visit. It was a very inspiring experience and made me wish to be young again and avail of this training as the Himalayas have a unique allure...  more »
  • If you're a history buff and enjoy the old facts, then this place has detailed view of how the mountaineering started on mountain peaks of India and the gear and all needed for it. Good place  more »
  • We took a guide a cover the Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park in which HMI is situated. Children had learnt about Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their schools but looking at the e...  more »
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  • one of the best mountaineering institute of India. I spend my most toughest and also most happiest 1 month of my life here. it was an wonderful experience.
  • The best mountaineering institute at best place,near Himalayas.entrance is very attractive with a climber photo.HMI museum is in front of its gate which inspires students and public.
  • This place is witness for lot of history. and they have a museum near this institute. That will give clear view of evolution of Mountaining. Photographs are not allowed inside the meuseum
  • For the mountaineering enthusiasts, if animals @ the zoo doesn't seem interesting, head away to the HMI. Photography inside is strictly prohibited.. We loved the way equipments from 19th century climbers are preserved, be it the boots or be it the cameras then used on the summits.. An adventure lover must visit this museum..
  • One of the most esteemed mountaineering institute in the world.Thrilling to watch all those mementos and memorabilias of many great adventures.