Pritpal Singh Kochhar (‘Pepi’) was born in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas where he developed his love of the mountains. In 1976 he moved to New York City where his exposure to people of different cultural backgrounds sparked his love of travel. His wanderlust has developed his enjoyment for contemporary foods, tastes and smells, and a passion for sharing his knowledge of foreign customs with trip participants. Besides leading Sierra Club trips in several countries, and supporting the Club’s conservation efforts, he enjoys sailing, scuba diving and reading about current affairs. His experience with eastern religions will highlight his many conversations with you. In New York City, his MBA degree helps him dabble in real estate development.