Born in the village of Tingmosgang in Ladakh, Rigzin with his strong determination and hard work rose quickly to become a trekking guide. He underwent English speaking lessons in Delhi and completed his basic and advance mountaineering courses.
Rigzin has also participated in several mountaineering expeditions in the eastern Karakorams Arganglas with Sir Chris Bonington, Rimo IV and Padmanabh, including Siachen Glacier and has proved himself to becoming a great mountaineer. Rigzin spent two years at the prestigious Bryanston School in England as an outward bound instructor where he has given training and instructions on outdoor related activities to the students. Fun loving and very straight forward, Rigzin has great leadership qualities. With his vast experience in such a short time Rigzin is loved by those who travel with him.