Growing up in the laps of Annapurna Range, Pokhara, I had always been drawn towards the mountains. But, it was only in my high school I actually realized how much I love the mountains when I moved to the capital city “Kathmandu” for my higher education. Soon, I was trekking and travelling around the mountains with immense joy and passion.
Later, in medical school I joined a community of mountain lovers called Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN); where I learnt about the high altitude physiology and mountain medicine and got connected with the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA). Since then, I have been heavily involved in the activities of MMSN and HRA which aims to educate local and foreign travelers about altitude illnesses, train medical students, paramedics and young doctors about mountain medicine and rescue operations, run the rescue posts in the Himalayas, coordinate with stakeholders to create safer mountains and promote the mountain medicine in Nepal. Now, I am an integral part of the society and Himalayan Rescue Association.
Currently, I am working as an emergency physician at Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) under Ministry of Health and Population after completing my residency. Here, I am also looking after the RECOVERY (Randomized evaluation of COVID 19 therapy) trial as a site principle investigator and am one of the editors of the Medical Journal of PAHS.
In addition, I am one of the elected vice presidents of International Society for Mountain Medicine for 2021-2025, secretary of Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal, member of Himalayan Rescue Association and member of International society of Travel Medicine. I am one of the editors for the Journal of Travel medicine since 2022.
As a qualified general practitioner, emergency physician, travel and mountain expert I provide packaged medical and logistics service to travelers in the high altitude and wilderness.