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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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HMI is a great place of information and what hardships at those times while climbing up Tenzing Norgay and Edmund hillary and his team faced while climbing up. it was a sure show... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bhoboghurey2016
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

HMI is a great place of information and what hardships at those times while climbing up Tenzing Norgay and Edmund hillary and his team faced while climbing up. it was a sure show of stamina,strength and dedication.

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Bhavnagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is having exhibition on history of Himalayan trekking. A very good collection and very informative. One must spare 1-2 hour for the visit. A must watch in darjeeling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Place to see the hill climb and the museum to see great hill climbers. Must visit to get ideas about hill climbing and different knots.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The institute is good for training but not as a tourist attraction. Do not visit the HMI for sight seeing, you will be disappointed.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Zoo. Nice visiting this popular place. Will visit again in my next Darjeeling trip. Recommended for family with kids.

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Darjeeling, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located same compound as the Zoo it is a must go while in Darjeeling because of the history associated with it. However the displays need better care and maintenance otherwise they will disintegrate due to the moisture and dust.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting worth a visit. Also has inside rock wall ect however we did not use this facility. Staff very friendly.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

HMI is the mecca for aspiring trekkers and mountaineers. The museum is full of interesting memorabilia of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary from their successful expedition of Everest. It also displays old as well as new tools & other stuff used for climbing. They also have a section on Everest, which is again quite informative. A visit here brings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody knows Edmund Hillary, the first man to scale Mt.Everest. But sadly, a lot of people doesn't know aboút Tenzing Norgay who is Hillary's guide cum partner. One of the most celebrated people among the mountaineers, he was laid to rest here at HMI. HMI shows the efforts/dangers of mountaineering and the advancements in mountaineering through its museum. A must... More 

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County Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum here could do with a bit of sprucing up, but the displays that they do have were very interesting. Avoid the toilets here as they are filthy! The cafe here is also dirty, run down and damp.

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