The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute along with the Everest Museum and the Mountaineering Museum are situated within the Zoological Gardens at Birch Hill. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, which is a training centre for mountaineers, runs and looks after the two museums.
Hosting an extensive collection of mountaineering equipment, preserved specimens of fauna and flora found on the upper reaches of the Himalayas and a relief model of the Himalayas, the museum is a must see for all.
Next door to the Mountaineering Museum is the Everest Museum. It is here that you get a glimpse into the history of the attempts made to conquer Mount Everest. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who along with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to step foot on the top of Mount Everest, was the Director of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute--until his death in 1986. He was cremated here and a statue stands near the spot, reminding us of him forever.
Rs.40 per person for adults
All days of the week except Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM