“Great things are done when Men and Mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake
The lure of the Himalaya has been eternal and a symbol of new life and a spirit that is growing. The Indian Himalaya or the ‘abode of snow’ offer some great challenges and fine climbs of 6000 and 7000+ metre peaks, many of them unclimbed and virgin peaks.
The main regions for this are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. With the knowledge and expertise as a mountaineer, Mandip Singh Soin, the owner and Managing Director of Ibex Expeditions, and his team extend an in-depth assistance towards your objective.
In the past, Ibex Expeditions has earned the distinction of handling the maximum number of mountain expeditions in the Indian Himalaya as certified by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.
We assist with extensive pre-trip information and research including peak selection, route charting and maps as well as peak bookings, permits and logistics and coordinate with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. In India from the time you arrive till your departure, we take care of all travel and expedition requirements from airport transfers, hotels, transport, guides, cooks, porters/mules, camp and kitchen equipment, dining and kitchen tents and food at base camp – that form a part of the integral, personalised Ibex service, in force since 1979.
Climbing expeditions from overseas are obliged to pay a peak royalty
depending on the height of the mountain. A liaison officer is assigned to the expedition and so far we have had many recreational as well as well known & professional mountaineers use our services.
Climbers like Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk,Michael Kennedy, Mark Richey, Pete Takeda,Jake Norton, Pete McBride, david Morton, John Varco, Hilaree O’Neill, Christian Santelices, Anne Gilbert are some of the American Climbers who have put their trust in the Ibex Expeditions outfitting service.
From UK and other parts we have assisted Mick Fowler, Andy Cave, Roger Payne, John Cleare, Allen Fyffe, Bob Barton,and from Europe Col JC Marmier, Peter Lengauer, Marcus Schmuck, Edi Lindenthaler, Don Arturo Bergamaschi, Agostino Gentilini, Kei Taniguchi, Makoto Kuoda, John Nankervis from afar.
The ideal climbing season in India is best between mid April to end October.The monsoon in July affects areas not in the rain shadow, though Ladakh and Zanskar are good even then for climbing. Sikkim and Arunachal have differing months to climb.