Captain Kohli leads India’s first climb of Mt. Everest and 9 climbers reach the summit
Captain Kohli joins Air India and pioneers the concept of ‘trekking in the Himalaya’
Worlds leading mountaineers of the era join hands and establish the ‘Himalayan Environment Trust
The Legend Inn hotel chain is established with each room named after a peak or a mountaineer
Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre is established at New Delhi with its office at The l
Maninder Kohli completes his 50th trek in the Himalaya
Routes and Roots of Juniper
Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre is a culmination of long exposure and experience in the
outdoors, mountaineering and conservation of the Himalayan environment. The Centre organises treks and expeditions for adults and children in the Himalayas apart from training individuals and organisations in the art and craft of outdoor leadership skills.
The Centre’s objective is to inculcate fondness, appreciation and respect for the mountains, understand the culture of those who inhabit; and learn about its biodiversity. Each Juniper trip is designed each time around by tapping into priceless knowledge build over the years and the support of teams on the ground with immense local knowledge.
The record of Commander Kohli's expedition will ﬁnd special mention in history. It was a masterpiece of planning, organization, teamwork, individual effort and leadership. The successful Indian Everest climb in 1965, the military victory in 1971, the peaceful nuclear experiment at Pokhran, the achievement of self-sufﬁciency in food, the launching of Aryabhata, Bhaskra and Rohini and this last with our own rocket-each one of these has added to our prestige as a nation and to the self conﬁdence of our people.
- Indira Gandhi
FORMER Prime Minister of INDIA
There is no better way to deal with the stress of modern corporate life than by spending time outdoors on an adventure. By overcoming challenges we become ‘comfortable in being uncomfortable’, a state of mind which we can carry away from the trek to both our professional and personal lives.
- MANINDER KOHLI
The Himalayan Environment Trust and its supporters aim to encourage and educate the trekkers into a sense of responsibility to the Himalayan environment, to leave these beautiful areas as they found them - or maybe better! And to build a fierce sense of responsibility that these magnificent mountains belong to the world in general and must be protected for generations to come.