हिमालयन पर्वतारोहण संस्थान


West Bengal, INDIA

May (YOU) Climb from Peak to Peak
सानो: सानुमारूहत्



An Official Website of HMI, Darjeeling

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier Mountaineering Institutes in the world. Founded on November 4, 1954, by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mount Everest
by the late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary.

Being the premier mountaineering institute of Southeast Asia,
HMI is also called the Mecca of Indian Mountaineering.

The Institute has an international reputation and
has trained thousands of people from across the globe in mountaineering and
allied adventure activities.

Shri Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister, Govt. of India
President of HMI

Ms Mamta Banerjee

Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal
Vice-President of HMI

Gp Capt Jai Kishan


Gp Capt Jai Kishan took over the charge of Principal, HMI on 17 December 2018. Gp Capt Jai Kishan was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in June 1996. He is an alumni of HMI. He successfully completed his Basic and Advance course from HMI in year 2001 and 2002 respectively. He has Eight mountaineering expeditions under his belt including three eight-thousanders viz. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu. He is one among the very few mountaineers in the country who had climbed highest peaks in American Continent including Mt. Denali and Mt Acancagua. On assuming command of HMI on 17 Dec 18, right from day one he emphasized on uplift and renovation of HMI campus and “GO GREEN’ concept thus promoting “Clean Mountain Campaign”.

Courses Offered

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute conducts a variety of mountaineering and adventure courses which are intensive and give trainees an opportunity to develop skill in mountain climbing, and aims to develop a spirit of adventure in each student.

Adventure Course

This course provides a stimulating experience of physical outdoor pursuits such as trekking, camping, rock craft, and water sports with a sense of comradeship, discipline, selflessness, and nature-loving.

Basic Course

This course is the stepping stone to the world of rock, snow & ice climbing, and empowers an individual to participate in any expedition up to heights of +7000mt.

Advance Course
The course provides advanced training and experience of climbing a mountain in an expedition planned by trainees under the supervision of Instructors.

Online Souvenir Sales

Souvenir items are sold to promote the Institute and to create awareness about its activities to visitors.