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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
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Bangalore
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

A panorama of all expeditions to Everest from 1922, along with showcases of equipment used across the several years, the challenges faced by each expedition! One highlight is the binocular gifted by Hitler to a local army hero.

Visited March 2014
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Bhubaneswar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A must...”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

HMI & PNHZP are located, inside a common campus, at walk-able distance (~2 km) from Chowrasta/ Mall area of Darjeeling. HMI is a must for trekking Enthusiasts. This Institute was founded by Jawaharlal Nehru and was initially headed by Tenzing Norgay. It runs different course like adventure, basic and advanced courses of Mountaineering. HMI Museum gives great insight into early Indian and British expedition to Mt. Everest. PNHZP houses some exotic breeds of high altitude fauna such as Siberian Tigers, Royal Bengal Tiger, Black Bear, Red Pandas, Himalayan Goats & Sheep, Yak, Clouded Leopard, Black Leopard, and the elusive Snow Leopards and many colourful Himalayan birds. It takes around 3 hours to cover everything. Closing time of the Zoo is 4:30 pm. Combined Entry Fees to HMI & PNHZP is 60 rupees.

Visited February 2014
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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
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“Excellent Institute”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Attended the 2week Basic Mountaineering Course here in Jan-1995. It was an excellent course with lot of education on jungle survival skills, mountaineering skills, rappelling techniques and of course long treks..

The facilities were top notch.. the instructors were excellent with a lot of passion.. the support team (cooking staff & porters who trek with the course) were superb..

All in all at the age of 17 it was a great 2-week experience.. the views of Kanchenjunga, Tiger hill are cherished memories..

Visited March 2014
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Macon, France
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“legend”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

My heroes are there!
fabulous story with the real equipments, better to see that read the stories book.
Photos are not possible, picture are in my mind....

Visited November 2013
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Dharamsala, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“A must visit place”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

it's a great museum for the mountaineering enthusiast and amateurs. it also has souvenir shop and a cafe. a place related to tenzing norgay.
a must see place.

Visited February 2014
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