An Official Website of HMI, Darjeeling
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world. Founded on November 4th, 1954 by none other than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary. Being the premier mountaineering institute of South-east Asia, HMI is also referred to as 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.
Skydiving Jump by
Gp Capt Jai Kishan,
falling at a speed of 200 miles/hr
on February 10, 2020
Shri Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister, Govt. of India
President of HMI
Ms Mamta Banerjee
Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal
Vice-President of HMI
News and Events
Gp Capt Jai Kishan
Adventure Course“life is an adventure or nothing”
- 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“What is hard to endure is sweet to remember”
- 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“Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way”
- The course provides advanced training and experience of climbing a mountain in an expedition planned by trainees under the supervision of Instructors.