Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Tours
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In 1953, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in Darjeeling to celebrate sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s trip to the summit of Mount Everest alongside Edmund Hillary. The institute opened as a training school for mountaineers, and Tenzing served as the first director.
Today, the institute has become somewhat of a pilgrimage site for climbers, who come from around the globe to train in the boarding school or visit the Mountaineering Museum, which chronicles the history of mountaineering with an interesting collection of artifacts from early Everest expeditions. One of the more interesting displays is a powerful telescope, used to see detail in the Kanchenjunga range, which was a gift from Adolf Hitler to Maharaja Judh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal and eventually passed down to the institute.
Travelers looking to develop new mountain climbing skills can enroll in one of 16 courses scheduled at the institute each year, including basic and advanced mountaineering (28 days each).
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located on the grounds of the zoo, so plan to combine your visits to maximize your time.
Address: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling 734101, India
Hours: Wed-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
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Queen of Hills - Darjeeling is one of India's most famous holiday destinations. There are innumerable things to do in Darjeeling from sightseeing to trekking.. Sightseeing in Darjeeling is an absolute delight with lush green hills riddled with cotton-like clouds. Tiger Hill at Sunrise to view Panorama of the Kangchenjunga and mount Everest massif from Darjeeling's Tiger Hill. Enjoy the breathtaking Himalaya Train (Toy train) journey on hill. Also visit Batasia Loop, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastery, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Mirik. Explore some market and local food during the walk tour of Darjeeling.
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What are Himalayan Mountaineering Institute hours of operation?
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute hours of operation: Wed-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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