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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  • A place to visit for our learnings on the mountains and the activities on them. This is just by the zoo which is also a good place to visit.  more »
  • Month of May being peak vacation season, there was hell lot of crowd. they had rock climbing at rs 30/hr or so. and a museum with the collection of things used by Tensing during his climb to Mt everes...  more »
  • For the first time I liked any museum. It was an eye opener. It depicts the journey of mountaineering since beginning till now. It was hard to believe that in early days it was pretty difficult for a ...  more »
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  • Mountaineering is an art and science and not merely physical activity. It is one of the finest sports but to practice it without training and technique is deliberate suicide. Training promotes caution and clear thinking. It avoids fatigue and danger and improves safety. A mountaineer must not only learn climbing but also understand the mountains.... The objective of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is to encourage and promote mountaineering amongst youths of the country. HMI aims to train enterprising members of the community, who in turn develop mountaineering activities in the Himalayas as a sport and as a scientific and entrepreneurial pursuit in field of adventure.
  • Must visit with Guide to understand history. We visited with Guide Reshma, explained all 3 places in depth. Charge Rs 100 per place, means Rs 300/- for full zoo exposure. Request to take help of guide to get proper explanation, layout and to save time. It takes hardly 2-2.5 hours with proper guidance.
  • One of the best places to visit in Darjeeling. Everyone should visit this place. It's an unique museum which is based on all the people who were gone on an expedition to reach the peak of Mt. Everest. I loved visiting this place and is highly recommended.
  • A must visit place in Darjeeling.The artifacts and the detailed explanation of the gear and people who contributed to the place was just amazing. I was amazed with the way they preserved the old mountaineering gear used by the climbers is just awesome.Also try rock climbing which is provided by the facility and it's at a very reasonable price of ₹30. They also use good safety gear and the guide also explains you the safe way to try it.
  • A good place to learn about India's history with the Himalayas. Here you can find the final resting place of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first men to climb on top of Everest. The museum is a treasure house of knowledge about the Himalayas and the various adventurous souls that have climbed here. The institute also allows visitors to practice mountain climbing in an indoor hall for a small amount.
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