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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Address: Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
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A must see for kids

The institute has a museum which is a must see not only for kids but also for adults. This is located inside and at one end of the Padmaja Naidu Zoo. The museum displays... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Korba, India

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Korba, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The institute has a museum which is a must see not only for kids but also for adults. This is located inside and at one end of the Padmaja Naidu Zoo. The museum displays numerous aspect of mountaineering including the contributions by great Indian mountaineers like Tenzing Norgay. Here, several actual gears used by him are preserved.

Thank SGHOSH1170
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like climbing mountains and would like to know about techniques of mountaineering, you may visit this place. Lot of information, history, equipment are exhibited here.

Thank Vinod B
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The HMI museum is place of great learning to understand from basics to advanced requirements for mountaineering. It has tools and other gadgets, from olden days to the present which were used to climb peaks including Everest.

Thank Srini52
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a small museum with a wealth of information about mountaineering including the history, implements used, clothes worn and a model of the Himalayas.

Thank Rhea K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone with mountaineering interest, this place is great. All the world history about climbing mount Everest and other related information. Nice statue of Tenzing Norgay.

Thank Raji I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must see place when in Darjeeling. All information about Everest missions are available in great detail. Great info for the uninitiated in mountaineering. Premises are well maintained. Close to the zoo.

Thank Payal G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit.The model showing the Himalayas was very informative. Kids can visualize and learn much better. Great information on mountaineering too. Had good time exploring this.

Thank Gargi25282
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice museum which displays everything related to mountaineering. This is quite educative. People can also experience gears used by Tenzing and Edmond during their everest expedition.

Thank Prakash0050
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has all the possible things for Himalayan trekking. It's quite amazing to see that Tenzing climbed Mt Everest when there were not so many facilities.

Thank Nusrat_Bangalore
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to visit, Nicely maintained, Very goof location for Mountain tracker . Museum also good to see.

Thank Prashant_28577

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