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  • Address: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India 734101
  • Hours: Wed-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Admission: Varies

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Tours

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).

Practical Info

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located on the grounds of the zoo, so plan to combine your visits to maximize your time.

Tours & Tickets

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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour, Darjeeling, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Join this private half-day sightseeing tour to visit Darjeeling's seven main attractions, such as the Himalayan Mountaineering institute and the Zoo, ...  Read more

Location: Darjeeling, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00
7-Day Private Tour: Essene of North East India from Bagdogra, West Bengal, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

7-Day Private Tour: Essene of North East India from Bagdogra

Join us for the private tour to North East States of India! You will be welcomed at Bagdogra Airport and start the trip in Darjeeling. This lovely hill ...  Read more

Location: Bagdogra, India
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $670.00
Full-Day Private Darjeeling Sightseeing including Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Private Darjeeling Sightseeing including Tiger Hill

Discover the city of Darjeeling on this 8-hour Private sightseeing tour including Optional Tiger Hill Visit . See the most visited monuments. Pickup and drop ...  Read more

Location: Darjeeling, India
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $42.00
Magical Darjeeling India, Darjeeling, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Magical Darjeeling India

Light at the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling attracts all those who wish to experience life as it once was before the days of modernization. While ...  Read more

Location: Siliguri, India
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $532.00
Private Full Day Excursion Tour In Darjeeling (7 Points) With Pickup and Drop, Darjeeling, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full Day Excursion Tour In Darjeeling (7 Points) With Pickup and Drop

Private Full Day Excursion Tour In Darjeeling (7 Points) With Pickup and Drop .   This is a Private Trip . Starts 9 am In Morning and Ends 5 Pm ...  Read more

Location: Darjeeling, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
One Way Private Transfer from Darjeeling To any Gangtok Location, Darjeeling, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

One Way Private Transfer from Darjeeling To any Gangtok Location

Enjoy this hassle-free skip the line one-way private transfer service. Pickup from any Darjeeling Location in a private air-conditioned car with Free ...  Read more

Location: Darjeeling, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride in Ghum, Kolkata, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride in Ghum

Enjoy an in-depth discovery of Indian culture, history, nature and religion on this 6-day private tour from Kolkata to Gangtok and Darjeeling. Ride Ghum’s ...  Read more

Location: Kolkata, India
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,378.75
3 Nights 4 Days at Queen of Hills Darjeeling, Darjeeling, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3 Nights 4 Days at Queen of Hills Darjeeling

Darjeeling, fondly called “Queen of the Hills”, is a gorgeous hill town nestled in the eastern part of India. It once served as a summer retreat to the ...  Read more

Location: Darjeeling, India
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $342.00

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