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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum visit is accompanied with the zoo and one should not visit this in Darjeeling. The animals in the zoo were well kept and the zoo is maintained really well. We could spot rarities like a bear, leopard and a tiger! What an amazing place! Must watch in Darjeeling!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this. Affordable, clean and well-kept. Zoo conditions are good with modern, animal friendly enclosures and active conservation messages. Mountaineering museum has fun collection, history on first Everest attempts, and is very respectful of Tenzing Norgay and the contributions of the Sherpas. Definitely get out and support this facility!

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Visit the Institute if you are interest in the history of all the struggle of those brave-hearted people who dared to mount the Himalayan Mountains and contributed to the national glory.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A Visit here is Combined with a visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. The Museum has extensive exhibits regarding mountaineering expeditions. and also showcases equipments used in the historical mountaineering expeditions, and also Maps providing visitors the details of the Himalayas. Surely The Place Worth Visit!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was surprised but delighted that this institute gave far more prominence to Sherper Tenzing's role in conquering Everest than to Sir Edmund Hillary's. Sir Edmund's photo does appear among a panoply of images of mountaineers, but the dominant feature is the victorious statue of Tenzing atop a white rock. It was good to see him celebrated by his people.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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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Muscat,oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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