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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure to get goosebumps when you go through the museum. Stories of heroes, actual gear used by legendary mountaineers on their quests of Everest. HMI also conducts training sessions for amateurs and professionals, so if you are interested in cutting your teeth in the art...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cannot be missed out !!!! It takes u back to all the adventurous journeys done in Himalayas. The museum is mesmerizing. Loved all the historic details and belongings of various trekkers including our very own Sherpa Tenzing!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibition and insight into the history of mountaineering. Those pioneers were very determined!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramblingkt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit place when you are in darjeeling. Many rare items photos equipments used by famous climbers kept here. Rich information about climbing several mountains including everest. A seperate section on Mt. Everest on the first floor of museum in very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This forms the part of seven point local tour package. There is a lot of things to see inside. There is an entry ticket which is reasonably priced. There is a museum where all the history related to Everest and all others mountain ranges of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ankitsaxena90
Reviewed November 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sneshyam
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MC_Narayanan
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rajrupa
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rajivglobaltraveller
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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dakshudakshayini93
February 4, 2018|
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April 12, 2017|
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mainly govt. holidays followed by hmi. opening time 9am to 5 pm. for further information contact the phone no. of HMI:0354-2254083
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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
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