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Reviews • 7
They say that "All things are difficult before they are easy" . And it was time to experience this at The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling where I had gone to get the Basic Mountaineering Training.Imagine yourself climbing a Himalayan peak, all roped up, walking with a bagpack and an ice-axe with the crampons and snow boots training to climb rock-walls and snow slopes for a month. If this is what you want to experience then Basic Mountaineering Course offered by HMI should be your next destination.
It is famous for its mountain climbing training along with Museum in honour of Tenzing Norgay (first Tsherpa to climb Everest) and Edmund Hillary.Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing covering Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, PNZ Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Entry fee on direct payment basis), Tenzing and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre (Closed on Sunday) and panoramic view of Tea Estate. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Darjeeling. (B, D)
Seventh day we started Darjeeling sight seeing with a new enthusiasm and lot of excitement. In morning 4:45 am, we reached at Tiger hill for seeing the beautiful being Golden mountains of mount Everest and Kanchenjunga in the sun light during Sun rise. we were eagerly waiting for the sun rise. the moment sun rises ,the hills of kanchanjunga starts shining and the view was surprising.Besides this we visited Batasia Park, Japanese Temple,Himalayan zoo and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and beautifully maintained tea gardens.Another good place we visited was Refugee Tibetan Colony where manufacturing of different goods were there.Now the time has come when we have to return.we spend 7 days over there. really the trip was awesome... with lot of beautiful memories.
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located in Darjeeling, West Bengal. You will be given a warm welcome by wolves, foxes, yaks and birds as the institute is located inside the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. Along with other courses, HMI offers both basic and advance mountaineering courses, you can apply and get further details from here.
Good museum and Zoo
Place where you would see the whole history of conquering Mt. EVEREST