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About Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was established in 1954, a year after Mount Everest was scaled. Tenzing Norgay, who lived in Darjeeling, was the director of this institute for many years. You can visit the museum at this attraction in Darjeeling to get a glimpse of records of some interesting expeditions. The story of various attempts on Everest is beautifully showcased here. Look for the Carl Zeiss telescope in the museum while browsing through the memorabilia. It was presented by Adolf Hitler to the Nepali Army. Just beside the museum lies the spot where Tenzing Norgay was cremated. This institute runs 28-day basic and advanced mountaineering courses besides a 15-day adventure course for thrill seekers. The activities range from trekking, rock climbing, camping to water sports.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 20 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 50
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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