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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Address: Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 0354 2254087
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This is part of the zoo and well worth a visit. Some of the displays are a bit dated and could do with a renovation but they have some really good exhibits. The huge display of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First time visited this kind of place. The models, especially the one that explains the various mountain rages was brilliant. Must visit while in Darjeeling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If the mountains awe you and mountaineers inspire you, you must spend at least an hour here. The final resting place of Mt Everest conqueror Tenzing is a living museum not to be missed.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good place to know information regarding mountaineering a nice learning. Old equipments & other historical things on display in the museum

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is part of the zoo and well worth a visit. Some of the displays are a bit dated and could do with a renovation but they have some really good exhibits. The huge display of the Himalayas was good.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Its different especially since we recently saw Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest. Its of its own kind - inside the Zoo (visit along with it on the same ticket). Its a little over top - with some slope to cover. This has the himalayas model with all the peaks - easy for kids. Also hosts actual mountaineering gear used by some famous... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

An awesome place for me as someone who has immense interest in mountaineering and a huge fn of Tenzing Norgay.

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Kolhapur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For those who have interest in mountaineering, this is good place for information. Outside there is a statue of Tenzing. Inside museum, there is lot of information about mountaineering such as different instruments, history of institute and of different mountaineers, of himalayas etc. A must visit to this famous institute.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Its ok, not really high standard, but its nice to look at Everst climbing expeditions when you are in the Himalaya.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice environment, beautiful museum and apparently even nice school... also nice the walk in the middle of the trees...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of Must Visit places in Darjeeling, laying inside the one corner of zoo. It was established in Darjeeling, India on November 4, 1954 to encourage mountaineering as an organized sport in India. Original equipment used by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary is on display over here with many more things of 50's. Interesting to see the evidence of yeti... More 

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