Founder & Managing Director, Ibex Expeditions Pvt Ltd, India
Mandip has climbed, trekked and explored for over 40 years across 6 Continents, covering the Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Arctic and beyond.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and recipient of the Ness Award in 1992. In 2012, he was conferred the highest civilian honor in India for Adventure by the President of India – the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Mandip and his wife, Anita run Ibex Expeditions (Established 1979), an award winning adventure & luxury travel company based in India. Ibex is rated by National Geographic amongst the ‘Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth’ and earned the National Award for being India’s ‘Most Innovative Tour Operator’ by the Government of India.
Specialists in bespoke journeys across India and beyond, Ibex Expeditions also operate custom trips to exotic destinations like Bhutan & Nepal as well as Peru, Morocco, Namibian and more.
The Ibex tours are diverse and varied from customized Himalayan treks, expeditions and eco tours; jeep & wildlife safaris and luxury holidays.
Mandip is the Honorary Founder President of the Ecotourism Society of India, the National body for Responsible Tourism and serves on various National & International boards and committees including the UIAA (World Association of Mountaineering & Alpinism) for the Mountain Protection Commission.
He has been a jury member of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), SKAL & PATA Gold Awards. Mandip is an invited Speaker at diverse international forums.
Mandy as he is widely known, loves the gentle Pastoral symphony of Beethoven as well as the vibrant Pavarotti. His other passions are fishing, golf, photography, indulging in puns and flipping omlettes to perfection.