Paribesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Nepal) and an MSc. in Physical Geography with minor in glaciology from University of Zurich. He is a student of the Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Water Resources at ETH Zurich.
Paribesh has over eight years of work experience in international cooperation and sustainable mountain development. His expertise lie in information and knowledge management with thematic focus on adaptation and climate change. He has worked with ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Swiss Development Cooperation (Switzerland), United Nations Environment Programme – Regional Resource Center for Asia Pacific (Thailand), International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (Nepal), and Mountain Forum Secretariat (Nepal).
Paribesh loves adventure, mostly in cold regions. In 2012, he trekked east to west of the Nepal Himalayas to document the impact of climate change on mountain communities. Since then, he has trekked through the Alps, the Andes, Borneo forest, the Centrel Tien Shan and the Swedish Arctic. In 2016, he was part of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition – Leg 0 which transected the North-South of the Atlantic Ocean. He loves photography and also writes as a freelancer for different newspapers and magazines.