Santosh was born in the foothills below Mt. Kanchenjunga in eastern Nepal and raised in Darjeeling, India, graduating from college in that famous hill town. He has been guiding treks since 2000, has completed numerous first aid and eco workshops, and has also led climbing expeditions to Mt. Mera and Island Peak in the Khumbu. Over the course of the last decade, Santosh has trekked nearly every trail in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, and Dolpo regions of Nepal. Besides guiding, he loves playing soccer and cricket, reading, collecting coins, and gathering souvenirs from places he has trekked, including small stones from all the destinations he has hiked to. Santosh is fully familiar with all the varied cultures of Nepal and is a wonderful guide.