Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo in Darjeeling

Check out mountaineering equipment that Tenzing Norgay used. Cool, isn't it?

Check out mountaineering equipment that Tenzing Norgay used. Cool, isn't it? | Photo credit: Shankar s/flickr

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo Overview

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The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was established by Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa who, along with Sir Edmund Hillary, reached the summit of Mount Everest. The campus has a memorial for him, and it also houses a museum that showcases mountaineering equipment. These include the ones that Tenzing Norgay used. The Mountaineering Institute also has a small zoological park that houses various species of Himalayan animals.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 6 pm

  • For Kids

    The wildlife at the zoo keeps the excitement levels high for kids. Spot the rare Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Deer and Black Bear. Among the birds, the majestic macaw is the biggest attraction.
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Darjeeling, West Bengal