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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  • September 23, 2017
    ...where you can learn different information and history of mountain climbing. The beauty of nature is also worth watching over there.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    I and my friends....visiting Himalayan institute... Very natural views here and beautiful ....very fun here.  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    A very well designed place giving interesting information regarding the mountain climbing as well as history of first ever Everest Victory.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    One of the most esteemed mountaineering institute in the world.Thrilling to watch all those mementos and memorabilias of many great adventures.
  • July 10, 2017
    Place which is of great interest for anyone who likes mountaineering,hiking. Sherpa Tenzing was cremated here.

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