AWARDS

The ‘Citation of Merit’ by the Explorers Club, USA was awarded to mountaineer & explorer, Mandip Singh Soin for his outstanding work in mountaineering, notably for an unmatched spirit of adventure and exploration spanning six continents. He was the first Indian to receive this award on 21 March, 2015 at the 111th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

On the 29th of August 2012, His Excellency, The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, awarded the Arjuna award of Adventure called the ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award’ for Lifetime Achievement to Mandip Singh Soin FRGS. He becomes the first person in the Indian Tourism industry to receive India’s highest civilian honour in the field of adventure.

The National Tourism Awards of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the Indian travel and tourism industry. Ibex Expeditions was honoured by the President of India at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on 29th February 2012 as the ‘Most Innovative Tour Operator‘ of India.

National Geographic Adventure magazine 2009 rated Ibex Expeditions amongst ‘Best Adventure Travel Companies On Earth’ with a 93.80% rating score for Education, Sustainability, Quality of Service, Spirit of Adventure and Client Satisfaction. And the only Indian tourism company in the category of ‘One Country Wonders‘.

Award of Excellence 2002 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for being India’s most eco friendly tourism organisation received in New Delhi by The Tourism Minister, Mr Jagmohan recognising outstanding performance.

World Travel Market Environmental Company Award 2000 received in London, UK during the World Travel market by Chairman, Fiona Jeffrey recognising Ibex Expeditions as a company that has the best environment policy and actions.

Green Globe Distinction Award 1999 for Outstanding Environmental Achievements received in Berlin, Germany signifying better environmental performance, improved community interactions and savings through more efficient use of resources.

PATA Gold Award 1999 for Green Leaf Environmental Education Programs received at the PATA Conference in Nagoya, Japan for initiating an Environmental pledge with an open audit system by clients. These awards recognise exceptional achievement in a variety of endeavours with winning projects setting industry standards of excellence and innovation.

PATA Asia Discovery Award 1998recognising new and unique tours presented to Ibex for new and unique product development initiatives. Awarded for the development of Ice trek on the frozen River Zanskar in the remote Himalaya by the PATA CEO, Joe McInerny at the PATA Chapters Meeting in Nepal.

Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association Award 1998 received at the World Travel Market in London to honour entrepreneurs who make an invaluable contribution in the tourism & hospitality industry. The members adhere to the Fundamental Principles of the United Nations, UNESCO and the World Tourism Organisation (WTO).

PRESS

January 2017 Outlook Traveller magazine – Man on a Mission! Mandip talks about the importance of leading a trip to Antarctica. Read the Article

Travel writer and photographer, Michaela Trimble covers a story for Vogue featuring endangered Sites to visit in 2017. Read the Article

Explorer Extraordinaire – by Kristen Gill for Silkwinds Magazine March 2016. Read the Article

Travel secrets from adventurer Mandip Singh Soin. How Adventure feeds success by Luke Clark. Read the Article

Sanctuary Magazine’s Lakshmy Raman talks to India’s most versatile Adventurer in it’s October 2015 issue. Read the Article

Stephanie Pearson, contributing editor to Outside Magazine gives her account on Kerala during Onam in the February 2015 issue. Trip assisted by Ibex Expeditions. Read the Article

The Outdoor Journal gives us a brief history of Mandip Singh Soin and Ibex Expeditions. Read the Article

Ranee Sahaney sits with Mandip Singh Soin in a Q&A about the business of adventure tourism. Read the Article

Conrad Anker in action during the Meru 2008 expedition organised by Ibex Expeditions.

An article about India’s Top 30 Eco Hotels in the Anniversary Issue of Conde Nast Magazine , published in October 2011. Read the Article

Ibex Expeditions mentioned in ‘Expat Living’, a travel magazine in Singapore (May 2011 issue) focusing on journeys and places to explore and travel in South Asia and beyond.

An article about Ibex Expeditions in the Spotlight magazine focussed on Responsible Travel, published by the World Travel Market in London 2010. Read the Article

Exploring the 4th largest island and the richest Eco system on Earth “MADAGASCAR”. 2010 Read the Article

Ibex Expeditions launches Mongolia as a destination in the footsteps of Genghis Khan – an Ibex journey unfolds in an article by Alex Kuruvilla 2009. Read the Article

National Geographic Adventure 2009

National Geographic Adventure 2009 rated Ibex Expeditions as one of the ‘Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth’ using the criteria — environmental awareness, reliable service, local knowledge .

Die Zeit 28 February 2008

Article written by Stefan Schomann titled ‘Auftritt einer Diva’ on the game parks of Central India. Recommended Ibex as a tour operator for tailor-made, luxury and deluxe wildlife safaris.

National Geographic Adventure February 2006

In February 2006, in the World Class Adventure Travel section of National Geographic Adventure magazine selected Ibex Expeditions India’s Desert Royal.

Deviajes January 2005

An article on an Andaman Islands journey by Angel M Bermejo of Spain titled ‘Desvela su gran misterio’.

Geographical Magazine December 2003

Interview in the ‘Travel for a living’ section with Mandip Singh Soin, an internationally recognised leader in responsible tourism and the accolades received by Ibex

Food & Travel December 2001 and November 2003

Ibex journeys to Ladakh and the Andaman Islands were featured in the magazine.

Action Asia September 2003

Ibex Expeditions featured amongst 10 Great Indian Adventures.

Daily Telegraphs Travel supplement November 2002

Ibex and Mandip were mentioned in the article on the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

Die Alpen June 2001

The official magazine of the Swiss Alpine Club features an expedition article written by Christine Kopp titled ‘Unterwegs im indischen garhwal-himalaya’.

Morning Calm September 2000

The Korean Airways in-flight magazine published an article on a Garhwal trek by Ibex titled “The Love Trail” by Peter Fredenburg.

Alpin August 1999

The climbing magazine of Germany recommended Ibex Expedition in their Himalayan article titled ‘Im Reich der gotter’ by Rollo Steffens.

Green Hotelier 1999

Ibex was mentioned as a recipient of the Green Globe Award of Excellence at the world’s largest travel fair, ITB in Berlin.

Fodor’s India Guide

Fodor’s Choice endorses ‘Ice Trek’, an Ibex trip on the frozen River Zanskar. Since 1996, Fodors also recommends Ibex as a chosen operator for Himalayan journeys and wildlife safaris.

Newsweek Magazine September 1998

Newsweek selects Ibex Expeditions, India amongst the six leading tours operators of South East Asia for their unusual tours. This is featured in their article ‘Great Asian Getaways’.

Time Magazine Asia Edition April 1998

TIME chose Ibex Expeditions as conducting real Eco tours in India under the TRAVEL WATCH section, `Interested in an Eco-Tour? Tread Carefully’.

Business Traveller February 1996

An article on a cultural visit and a jeep safari to Ladakh titled ‘India’s Road to the Sky’ by Chris Kucway.

Asia Week October 1992

Interview with Mandip Singh Soin on his adventures and the pioneering work of Ibex in the field of adventure tourism.

Business Today

To offer unique adventure journeys to its readers, the magazine featured an article by Anita Singh Soin on a jeep safari to the high altitude lake of Pangong Tso.

UIAA Magazine

The official magazine of the International federation of the climbing and mountaineering clubs included an article by Mandip on Access & Conservation in the Himalayan areas including the Nanda Devi biosphere.

Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness guides

Features Ibex Expeditions for India and in specific wildlife and trekking holidays.