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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)

What if there is an Institute for mountaineering and trekking ? Can’t that transform a nomad to a pro in trekking ? We have compiled this post for travel mates who wants to learn trekking and mountaineering like a professionals. Have you ever thought of climbing mountains or hiking through the rough terrains of mountains? Be it the old Western Ghats or the mighty Himalayans, India is gifted with options for plentiful adventure in mountain climbing, trekking and Hiking. In the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute or the HMI, a Basic course of just 28 days in Mountaineering can help you achieve the proper training and confidence required for adventure travel. The most prestigious mountaineering institute of India, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in the year 1954 and has nurtured some of the finest mountaineers of the country.  The HMI gave a new dimension to mountaineering as a passion. Tenzing Norgay, (also known as Sherpa Tenzing) who was one of the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Edmund Hilary was the director of the HMI …

Places to visit in Darjeeling

Things to do in Darjeeling, West bengal

Darjeeling is a small town, which is part of the West Bengal state of India. Although it became part of news headlines recently due to the demand for a separate state for the Gorkha people who are the natives, Darjeeling still remains one of the beautiful and popular tourism attraction in the North East. The town is the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling-Himalayan mountain railway which got completed in 1881. It is popular for its unique black tea with one of the oldest tea plantations. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak can be seen from most areas of Darjeeling. Some of the must go places in Darjeeling are mentioned here. Tiger Hills Darjeeling Tiger Hill is located around 11 KM from Darjeeling town and above Ghoom. It is the highest point in Darjeeling at an altitude of 2590 meters. The beauty of tiger hill is that both the Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga can be seen if you are lucky enough. Though it can be visited any time during daytime, Tiger Hill is most famous for …