The Indian Himalaya or the `abode of snow’ offers some great challenges and the finest climbs in the world of 6000 and 7000 meters. The main regions for this are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and the recently opened Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
For 1997, Ibex Expeditions earned the distinction of handling the maximum number of Mountain expeditions in the Indian Himalaya as certified by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.
With the knowledge and experience of being a Mountaineer, Mandip Singh Soin, Managing Director of Ibex and his team extend greater in-depth assistance to your objective.
From the moment, you think of your expedition to India, Ibex Expeditions helps you with details of the right peak, depending on height requirements, technical difficulty and duration. The extensive pre-trip information includes route charting, itinerary idea, maps, and reference details. Ibex assists with the peak bookings and permits, and all other logistical details. We provide airport transfers, hotel accommodation, transport,porters/mules, guides and cooks, camp and kitchen equipment, dining and kitchen tents, the food at base camp – all that form a part of the integral, personalized Ibex service.
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 trip and walkie talkies can be hired from the IMF.
The ideal climbing season in India is best between mid-April to end of October. The monsoon in July affects areas not in the rain shadow, though Ladakh and Zanskar are good even then for climbing.
Please allow 3 to 4 months of processing time for documentation and permits, though for certain popular peaks like Nun, Kun, Satopanth (all above 7000 meters), Shivling, Meru, Bhagirathi and Thaley Sagar, could be booked even a year in advance with a 25% deposit.
Ibex invites you to fly your flag on an Indian summit!