Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
This video shows Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), one of the pioneer institutes in Dareeling, West Bengal state of India. Being situated in a beautiful hill station, the place has a special attraction. The foundation stone of this prestigious institution was laid by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 4th November 1954.
Tenzing Norgay’s along with Edmund Hillary climbed the Mount Everest in 1953 and this provided stimulus to start a mountaineering institute in India. Mountaineering needs a lot of physical activity and to learn this sport, one should get proper training. For such incomparable training HMI welcomes you with pride.
The famous tea gardens and enchanting view of Kanchanjunga peak makes your journey to HMI a memorable experience. HMI also houses the oldest mountaineering Museum in the country. It was established in 1957.
It has a rich collection of models, paintings, photographs, manuscript, autographs, books and mountaineering equipments of famous mountaineers.