Born and raised in Kathmandu, I pursued my education in Nepal and India. Academically an electronics and communication engineer with a diploma in social sciences, I professionalize in content development and knowledge management focused on environment and climate change issues. I am a trekking and mountain bike enthusiast, a writer, and a photographer. I have been a regular contributor to The Kathmandu Post – a national daily newspaper in Nepal and my essays and photographs have won numerous awards at the institutional and national level. In 2009, I was selected as one of the five youth cultural goodwill representatives to the United Kingdom by the Rotary International District (RID) 3292.
In the past 5 years, I have worked in Nepal, Thailand, and Switzerland for organizations including the Mountain Forum Secretariat, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on mountain development, climate change and adaptation. Locally, I have been involved in organizations such as Contemporary Vision, ActionAid Nepal, and Youth Initiative.
Over the years, my work has taken me to the most extreme places imaginable in the Nepal Himalayas. In 2008, as part of the Eco Everest Expedition, I spent more than two weeks on a glacier at the Everest Base Camp and initiated a garbage cleaning campaign together with Dawa Steven Sherpa, the expedition leader, and Ken Noguchi, a Japanese alpinist and environmental activist. In 2008, I again led a team of 11 scientists from various part of the world on a field excursion to the Khumbu region of Nepal. These experiences and awareness on climate change issues have inspired me to initiate Trek4Education.