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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Address: Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 0354 2254087
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Ranked #7 of 71 Attractions in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Darjeeling and thought it diff place and when i visited zoo...i found its actually same place and co-located ...generally with family ..i didnt plan to explore more but its gud if u go with frds then search option for trking and mountaineering

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Gurgaon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice museum with good knowledge about mountaineers and their gadgets with their achievements All facilities for imparting knowledge to interested few about mountaineering and rock climbing etc Different place which you will not find elsewhere

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The institute provides training to the people who are interested and those who qualify on the set parameters. All the required things used for tracking are shown in the Museum. There are few old birds which are endangered were kept after preserving them. In total Must visit.

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on the road
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74 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you like anything about adventure, this is a great place to visit. History of Himalan mountaineering, with actual artifacts from various climbs. Pleasant outdoor plaza on a sunny day. A small selection of souveniers(t shirts, ties, etc.) available in the gift shop. Essentially inside the zoo, one combined admission covers both attractions.

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Gurgaon, India
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

​The museum is fairly done. You get to read about the ranges and the various explorations that have been done. the museum showcase equipment used for trekking. You can see how technology has evolved n change mountaineering. the museum is dusty. little unimpressive and kids find ​it​ boring​ (e,g, my 7 year old nephew) ​. The museum is part of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Gives you a good insight of the different ranges, equipment used, etc. Can rent some local costumes and take good pictures

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice place to see along with the Zoological Park. The photos, equipments used in the Everest expedition are a treat to observe. The journey of HImalayan expedition from decades back to current gadgets used is well displayed.

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Kanpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was a humbling experience to visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It transports you to the time when the conquest of mountains were the ultimate in human endurance.It also fills you with pride to remember that a simple sherpa by the name of Tenzing Norgay had made Darjeeling's name etched in the history of mankind.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I told our guide if we had to skip something this should be it. So GLAD we didn't! Turned out to be very interesting small museum. Thrilled to be proven wrong.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Having been an avid trekker and part mountaineer in my younger days HMI has a special place in my heart . This time I also had the opportunity of explaining to my daughters as to what is associated with high altitude climbing

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