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. Planning Darjeeling trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Institute promoting mountaineering, it runs courses in mountain adventure and rock climbing round the year. Best instructors teach here. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, first to conquer Mt. Everest was directo...  more »
  • Can only see from outside. There is a museum for Visitors. Can see and learn about mountaineering. Details of expeditions, rare photographs were there. There is a indoor climbing wall named CHEEMA IND...  more »
  • I never knew that there is an institute for mountaineering until I visit this place. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was built as a tribute to Tenzing. There is a statue of Tenzing Norgay standing ...  more »
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  • One of the very famous Himalayan mountaineering institute established in Darjeeling in 1954. Very courteous people. You can take a walk to look around the training places. You can get the brochure from the office as well if you are interested to enroll.
  • Categorized as Educational Site & Speciality Museums which is situated in the campus of Himalayan Zoo. A wealth of displays on the history and techniques of mountaineering, mountaineers and their equipment. Not for all only enthusiast can visit.
  • One of the best mountaineering institute in india. Many foreigners there come to learn to mountaineering...
  • HMI is an interesting museum of Mountaineering which preserves and speaks about old mountaineering expeditions especially about Mount Everest Expedition by Sir E Hillary and Tenzing Norgay since early 20th century. This is a must visit place for Mountaineers and Trekkers.
  • Too good place. I'll visit again

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A popular hillside resort town with plenty of attractions old, new, natural, and manmade, Darjeeling has a good number of accommodations to cater to the long list of visitors. Hotels and lodges across the main urban area provide the most popular options in town, with some newly built accommodations sitting alongside particularly well-maintained colonial-era properties. Hostels can be found on the side streets in the main urban area, while further out of town sit a number of eco-lodges and old plantation houses, now open as hotels or rental cottages.
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