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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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Good place to learn about mountaineers

It's like a museum for mountaineers. They displayed all the equipments which was used for mounting. This is not so big like Nepal one but good collections. Kids will enjoy a lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's like a museum for mountaineers. They displayed all the equipments which was used for mounting. This is not so big like Nepal one but good collections. Kids will enjoy a lot.

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Chennai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to see the Institute and the museum. I was moved by the efforts put by the Mountaineers especially Tensing. It was wonderful to see the gears used by them to reach the Himalayan Heights.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

To like this institute, first you need to have love towards mountains. If you have it then you will really enjoy the HMI & Museum. You get to see all expeditions done till now on major peaks here. The small landscape placed after entrance showing the complete Himayalan range with LEDs glowing at specific points to understand it neatly. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Tons of information regarding past expeditions and about mountaineering fills the hall. Equipments used by renowned past mountaineers are displayed and you can see the evolution of the sport and the modern equipments. You will surely be amazed by how little and crude (by today's standard) equipment they had used in the past. Also you will find geographical and historical... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Two floors of information on mountaineering, this place is located inside the himalayan zoological park, no photographs are allowed inside the museum. A small landscape model is placed on the left side after the entrance in the ground floor, depicted the entire himalayan range. Various tools used during mountaineering are displayed in the ground floor, in the first floor all... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you love mountains, and knowing the challenges that some of the expeditions faced, then this place is a must visit, especially the museum. You get to see Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgays expedition to Mt. Everest too on the First floor which is dedicated to Mt. Everest expeditions.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You have to go through the Zoological Park to visit this Institute, but worth the visit. Great tribute to Tenzing Norgay.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great gave us a really good idea what the ascent of Everest was really likeinterested in the equipment used and how it had improved since the first attempt

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We seen Himalayan museum at darjeeling and seen very old collection used for the purpose of up and down to the mountain and we enjoy zoo also.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lots of items and photographs on display. One would be awed by the type of equipment used by the early explorers compared to the high tech gear that is available nowadays. A must see.

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