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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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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are into mountaineering, this is a great stop. There is a lot of history about Everest and a number of historical climbing artifacts. Well worth the visit!

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lots of details and artifacts used by generations of Everest climbers. Great history, and a good geography lesson as well. If you like mountains or mountain climbing, this is not to be missed! Also, the zoo's roads are the cleanest I have ever seen in the whole India - should be listed as an attraction :-)

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of the best places in Darjeeling.The entry ticket for Zoo and HIM is same. There are lots of things which can be learned here for Mountaineering .The equipment's used by Mountaineers are being displayed here in a very nice manners . You can view all of the Himalaya in one gigantic model. Best and must place to... More

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Pune, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There is a common entry for Himlayan institute, zoo and museum and all are very good. There are lot of animals which you cant find in other zoos e.g. red panda, snow leopard etc. The museum has lots of equipment s used by Ten-zing at hi mount Everest victory. It also has lots of photographs which you will find nowhere... More

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Kolkata
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I and my Son learned a lot regarding mountaineering... It is just beside of Zoo and tickets for both are available together... For trekking lovers it is a must visit place...

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Kolkata
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place was very nice, Tracking lovers must visit this place. Lots of information and collections are available.

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Asansol, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

we had less time to visit this place, but you surely visit this place , many things to know about mountaineering, if u love mountains & Trekking you must pay a visit this place, Zoo is nice for Children.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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