Phinjo is originally from the Everest Region of Nepal. He has been working in the trekking industry since 2003 and guiding since 2006. Phinjo has completed guide training as well as a clinical medical assistant class. Since becoming a guide, he has lead treks extensively throughout Nepal, including the Langtang, Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Nar Phu, Upper Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Rara National Park, Humla, Upper Dolpo, and Lower Dolpo Regions. In 2012 Phinjo trekked the Great Himalayan Trail across Nepal. He has also led climbs of Island and Mera peaks. As a trekking guide, Phinjo views his job as being an unofficial ambassador for the people and culture of the Himalayas. In his free time, Phinjo trains and helps locals of the Himalayan region to become assistant guides and porters. At the end of his treks Phinjo likes to collect unneeded gear to distribute to the locals.