Phunchok graduated from University of Jammu in 1998, earning his BA in Geography, History and Economics. He joined LREDA in 2004, as Project Officer, in addition to his responsibilities in the Wildlife Department (as Wildlife Guard). He joined the Wildlife Department in 2000. His responsibilities at LREDA include project management of LREDA’s work across Ladakh. Phunchok completed training in the installation of solar cookers (2009) and is currently part of implementation team for solar cookers.