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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  • Amazing place to visit ,has many things in it.We got to know a lot about mountaineering .a nice valley view  more »
  • The model of the Himalayan ranges is the best tool to understand the various mountain ranges, where they are placed and how they are connected. It also gives an overwhelming view of the spread of the ...  more »
  • This is a real hidden gem which is not so famous to the whole world The institute has a museum which has almost every minute detail of each and every climb over the Everest and the museum has the grav...  more »
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  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was built as a tribute to Tenzing so that he could impart his skills to all those who pursued climbing activities in the Himalayas. Tenzing was the first Director of field training in HMI. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is now a complex of various activities and units. It is said to be a destination by itself and a pilgrimage for all the climbing enthusiasts. It comprises of a residential school for mountaineering students, Swiss style houses for the Sherpa trainers, a well-stocked museum with whole host of mountaineering artifacts and many expedition displays, a restaurant & a tea parlor, a souvenir shop and more.
  • 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.The dresses and tools used to climb the Everest are displayed time wise . On the walls of HMI the different of knots are the puzzles to solve.
  • One of the most esteemed mountaineering institute in the world.Thrilling to watch all those mementos and memorabilias of many great adventures.
  • Place which is of great interest for anyone who likes mountaineering,hiking. Sherpa Tenzing was cremated here.

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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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