Capt M. S. Kohli - Founder, The Legend Inn

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.


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Alongside scaling many mountains, Captain M S Kohli joined the Indian Navy, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police where he led the successful Indian expedition to climb MOUNT EVEREST in 1965, which stood as one of the biggest achievements of our country after independence and acknowledged as a National marvel. Captain Kohli has written over 25 books and is the recipient of several national and international awards including the Padma Bhushan, Arjuna Award and Tenzing Lifetime National Adventure Award.

The Legend Inn  Capt. Kohli

He was the first man to initiate "Trekking in the Himalayas”, soon after joining Air India in the 1970s. 

Knowing the importance of natural topography, he garnered the support of mountaineering legends including Sir Edmund Hilary, Maurice Herzog and many others to save the Himalayas for the present and future generations. For this purpose, he established the Himalayan Environment Trust (HET) in 1989.

His hotels are not only an epitome of service and hospitality but also warmth and motivation! They promote the spirit of adventure - all rooms are named after Himalayan peaks or legendary mountaineers, the hotel walls are adorned with memorabilia, photos and books, the Delhi hotel has a 40 ft indoor climbing wall. Some world-famous mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary, Junko Tabei and Reinhold Messner have stayed at The Legend Inn, Delhi.