Industry Recognition & Awards

An Award winning Impact Tourism concept that is transforming the tourism industry.

GHE expeditions have inspired many Travelers to experience the power of travel and have created a life long impact on the communities it has served. All our trips are carbon negative and lead to a sustainable development of the communities we serve, while providing the most authentic and life changing vacation to the conscious Travelers.

That is why GHE has been recognized by several leading international organizations for its impact on the travel industry and on the communities.


GHE was the 2018 Honoree for the World Tourism Awards which recognized its work for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and in fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.


GHE won the Booking Booster program competing against the top 10 sustainable tourism startups from around the world while also receiving support from, the world’s largest e-commerce company


ICIMOD announced Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) – promoter of sustainable tourism in remote Himalayan communities of India – as the winner of the ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018.


The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is a leading global tourism body that awarded GHE with the Community Award at a special ceremony during the 18th WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina,


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recognized GHE as the World’s leading social enterprise that is working towards achieving Universal Energy Access (SDG 7) by leveraging tourism as an instrument.


GHE won the first ever “Start-up Innovation Award” at the fifth World Tourism Forum Lucerne meeting in Switzerland. GHE was recognized out of 150 startups from 50 different countries by the WTFL.


At the EXPO 2017 Astana, Future of Energy, GHE’s work of Solar Micro Grids to provide efficient and renewable energy to remote communities was recognized as the most innovative technology startup in the Future of Energy section at the Expo, which saw 3 million people visit the expo.