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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Address: Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 0354 2254087
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to really enjoy, do read the information which has been presented. the bottom portion is general, but the top floor is specific to Everest and evokes a great sense of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute or the HMI as it's popularly known as repository for India's great mountaineering history. Complete with facts and figures, it takes you through a thrilling experience of showcasing mountaineering both as a sport and hobby. The mountaineering museum is the primary attraction to visitors here.It has an awesome display of clothes worn by mountaineers as they... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is all about mountaineering, museum is very good. It will gear up your passion for mountaineering.

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Ernakulam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

to really enjoy, do read the information which has been presented. the bottom portion is general, but the top floor is specific to Everest and evokes a great sense of history. Please do read all the information provided on the conquest, it was really amazing. Kids also enjoyed it. it is part of the Zoo, you should combine and visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was great to learn about the first climbers of mount everest. The cases which held the artifacts could do with a little clean though.

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Thank Vincent_kittendance
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is not awesome, but as its free, if you visit the zoo, go for it! It's interesting and will only take ~15mn.

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Thank Gross D
Darjeeling, India
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a must when you are in Darjeeling. Very informative and inspiring. You can do rock climbing courses or adventure course too.

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Thank Lalita T
Agra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very unique museum experience. It has a detailed display of various Mountaineering expeditions our Mountaineers took. It also brings forth their inner strength and struggles with minimum means. Must Visit. A photographer is available to click your photos in mountain ethnic cultural dress.

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Thank 27Nam
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an Interesting place to visit but it used to have a lot more memorabilia from various expeditions. Moths have obviously been a problem!

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Thank JenCornwall
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum . Interesting historical. Didn't like the zoo included in the walk as the animals in small cages.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is not that big but it shows manu interesting items that allows people with no climbing knowledge like me to understand what it means to go Himalaya's peak. It was intriguing trying to guess what fuctionality all those items had.

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