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Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 354 225 4087
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 30, 2006

We visited Darjeeling two years ago and made our way to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It is located on beautiful grounds and has a very good museum that traces the history of the sherpas who have climbed K2 and Everest. Tenzing Norgay's biography and photos...More

7  Thank Cosmopolitan24337
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

wow !! i was amaged to visit this site full of fake stuffs and wrong information which will miss guide people who like to know about mount everst... the most worst thing this place have is the ice axe with flags used by Tenzing and...More

2  Thank Suroj M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lot of information about mountaineering..one gets to know a lot..musuem is worth a visit..especially loved the mount every part on the first floor.. There's small area where one can try climbing the rocks....with nominal fee of 30/- INR.. There's show at 10 , 11 am...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautifully planned and located place. One must see the museum inside which has historic photos, newspaper reports and mountaineering equipment actually used in various expeditions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting and at a scenic vantage point - a must see in Darjeeling. It is the next stop after the zoo and rather fascinating

Thank Rajrupa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the hill station of Darjeeling, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is recognized as one of the best mountaineering institutes in the world. It was established on 4th November 1954. The primary purpose of this initiative was to encourage, enhance and support the interest of the...More

Thank Rajiv P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you travel to Darjeeling I highly recommend a visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo. The information about the numerous attempts at mountains in the Himalayas and the equipment on display is well organised and thorough. The zoo within the same complex, is...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the conquest of Mt Everest then this is the place to go. An excellent exhibition with loads of photos and artifacts to look at.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must watch if you are visiting Darjeeling. One get to know what it takes to concur the highest peaks of Himalayas. They have great collection of original stuff used by Tenzimg Norgay, Edmund Hillary and others. They have original news paper cuttings for...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent place where you can learn about the Himalayas - the flora and fauna, the mountain ranges, the topography, the rocks and most importantly about the mountaineering expeditions. This place has got a wonderful collection of items used by the likes of notable mountaineers and...More

Thank SudipC79
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

It was very knowledgeable to visit here... There are two different types of Museum whr U can find all the Indian Mountaineers and there equipments which the used during maintaining on Mount Everest.. And U can also enjoy Rope Cliff over there..

Thank 739shivams
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A good place to see mountaineering school but there was a limited option to visit for tourist, so as a tourist this was an average place. Visited in April 2017.

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Response from SantanuC87 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from SubirChandra | Reviewed this property |
mainly govt. holidays followed by hmi. opening time 9am to 5 pm. for further information contact the phone no. of HMI:0354-2254083
April 12, 2017|
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Response from udayan_roy85 | Reviewed this property |
The entry fee is Rs. 50 for both HMI and the Zoo packed together. Camera fee is Rs. 10. The time depends on you. For ourselves, it took more than 3 hours to visit the two. Also there is a Natural History Museum in the zoo... More