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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Address: Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Phone Number: 0354 2254087
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Memorial to Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay at top end of the zoo.

We visited here along with our zoo entrance noting its popularity with the locals. The 2 story museum featured a score of displays of historic mountaineering equipment used in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here along with our zoo entrance noting its popularity with the locals. The 2 story museum featured a score of displays of historic mountaineering equipment used in climbing Mt Everest, newspaper articles of climbs, and dioramas of the Himalayas. .

Thank Gene J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Basic attraction is the Museum...I know not everyone is a Museum fan...but taking out little time from your schedule and visiting this place won't be a bad idea. There are so many things happening that we are unaware of...This museum highlights upon the amazing facts & people & stories of Indian Mountaineering...hats off to the adventure seekers & people who... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was good to know about Tang sen, the sherpa but other than than that it was more like an museum. so i personally didn't enjoy it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went through the Darjeeling Zoo to the HMI and learned about the conquest of Everest. the HMI is devoted to the history of mountaineering and Everest. Displays with ancient equipment and stories about each of the climbers and their lives. Fascinating stuff.

Thank Philip C
Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good museum having a impressive display of all the mountaineering tools used since past time. Situated inside the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, it shows various expeditions to Mt Everest also on the first floor. Camera not allowed. Can plan a visit of one hr if interested in Mountains.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A museum of different tools used for climbing and mountaineering . Also equipments used in the past by different people to climb mountains

Thank diwakarmishra
Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum has very good collection. It displays tools being used from time to time in mountaineering. It has information about different type of records set up by mountaineers.

Thank JARNAIL656
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on 10 th October 2016. Really there is very very rare collection of photographs & gears used by renounced mountaineers of the world. We were overwhelmed by the collection & the presentation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The HMI is situated inside the Padmaja Naidu zoo in Darjeeling and is included in the ticket charges you will pay while entering the zoo. As museums go, its like most other museums in India - average! There are nice models of the Himalyan range in their entirety. There are collections of equipment used for mountaineering over the ages and... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum will interest those who like mountaineering, the Himalayas...The exhibition leaves the feeling that Everest was first climbed by Tenzing Norgay and that Hillary was somehow following. Hum ! Don't miss the telescope donated by...Adolf Hitler !

Thank Artagnan75

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