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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

35, R. N. Sinha Road, Darjeeling, India
0354 2254087
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Ranked #4 of 70 attractions in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums
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Muscat,oman
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The visit was worth exploring, Mountaineering history for you. we hired a guide who charged RS 200 for Institute and the Zoo which is adjacent to it. It was worth hiring him. Kids enjoyed the history. A must when u are in Darjeeling.

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Hyderabad, India
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

i like the way they maintain all historic photoes and instruments used by mountain climbers.very inspiring.

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Ludhiana, India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

HMT and zoo share the same entrance. Initially i had the thought to skip this place, as it would be like any other zoo. But i was wrong. Its worth the visit to this place. HMT is well maintained with the history of how Mt.everest was conquered. there is something to learn for everyone but specially for youth and kids... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you don't visit this place then you will be unware of how the people (Mountaineers) put all their efforts to conquer the highest peak and the work/process/mental/physical stuff goes in doing the unacheivable. After visiting this place my knowledge has increased dramatically and get to know all the nitty gritty information on Mountaineering. This Place along with Zoological Zoo... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the museum is well maintained .you can see all the equipment used in the Everest expedition from past to till date.can know about all the persons and Indians who have conquered Everest.good place to see.buy souvenir from souvenir shop.photography inside the museum not allowed.no separate ticket it is included in the zoo ticket and they are in the same compound.

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Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Gives you a history about mountaineers who tried to conquer the majestic mountain. Its an exciting place.

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Gurgaon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The institute is co located within the zoo.the institute's main attraction is the museum which houses the original articles used by the mountaineers over the time. There are models of the Himalaya and Mt Everest showing the various routes. Keep at least 2 hours for this.

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Lucknow, India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You would get to see equipments used by climbers from golden age to the present.Very nice collection.There is also a prototype of mountains where you can press buttons and respective light would blink,and you can read the detail written beside that. But pics are not allowed inside.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well exhibited moutaineering equipment from olden days to present, though one feels lil stuffy , once inside.Very informative. Also a lot of history about northern India mountain climbers. One is also able to see the model of entire Himalayan range and press buttons to light up various peaks and hence briefly understand the series of mountain peaks. The icecream shop... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice place for children & students to have idea of our great Himalayas. It has a nice museum which gives good demonstrations on various aspects of mountaineering. One must visit this to understand the importance of the mountains and mountaineering. You will definitely fall in love with the Himalayas. The burial of brave Tenzing Norgay is also situated in this... More

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