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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

35, R. N. Sinha Road, Darjeeling, India
0354 2254087
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Ranked #5 of 70 Attractions in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had a great time visiting this museum as its inspirational and if you're someone who loves the mountains and is excited by climbing, you'd surely love and appreciate the place. It has archives from many key expeditions atop key mountains, including the rucksack & snow gadgets used by Tenzing Norgay on his first expedition in 1953 when they scaled... More

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you have no idea about climbing and trekking then this place will turn you into a kid. All sorts of information on techniques, history, dangers etc about climbing and trekking fills up this place. Kids are sure to enjoy themselves here with a good bit of learning too. There is a small rock where you can take you baby... More

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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The exhibition, which should be fascinating, is housed in a new building which is already dilapidated and in need of much maintenance. The exhibits have been thrown together without any thought or order. Expecting to learn something about the great feats of the mountaineers and their summits, it was very disappointing to see how little thought had been given to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

HMI and Zoo have the same compound. Their museum is the one accessible to the visitors. It's pretty interesting to see the history of the place and also some of the equipment which are used during mountaineering.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It can be a learning experience where from a visitor can learn about the history of trekking in the concerned region and can have a first hand experience of the event.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you want to revel in some amazement for the achievements of high alpine climbers, then go here. If you want some inspiration for your own climbing dreams, sure why not? If you want to mash buttons that light up little red bulbs on top of a 3D map of the Himalaya and Hindu Kush, and don't mind getting frustrated... More

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Nasik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

institute delivers the knowledge to the students about the mountaineering done by tenzing norgay.It's the institute setup/inaugrated by the prime minister Jawahar lal nehru. it also shows the memories and the equipments used by them while climbing the mountains.they also impart courses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The rich history for the quest to conquer himalayas has been wonderfully depicted here. It is advised to take a guided tour with Mr. Bhushan & 90 mins at hand. Especially enjoy all this in the solitude of this place.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Highlights: Tenzing Norgay is cremated here. Good historical perspective of mountaineering expeditions. Lowlights: This place suffers from the perennial Indian problem of mediocre presentation. While the content is good, the presentation leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the exhibits look like they were prepared for a school science project. Wish they could have spent a bit in sprucing... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is great place to visit for the people loving Mountaineering and history. There are two floors, first floor is little about mountaineering, and 2nd floor dedicated to The great Mount Everest. I particularly liked the archived photograph of historical events and conserved records of the great expeditions. Since this place is adjacent to Padmaja Naidu Zoo, it was actual... More

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