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Dutch, Nepali nationals killed after avalanche in Manang

March 09, 2019 Update

A Dutch national and a Nepali trekking guide were killed in an avalanche in Manang district.

According to the Police Inspector of District Police Office Manang, Shrawan Kumar B.K, the deceased have been identified as Vincend Jan Bloen from the Netherland and Ajaya Dhakal from Ganga Jamuna Rural Municipality – 6, Dhading district.

They were trekking to Annapurna circuit and incident happended while returning from Pisang.

There was heavy snowfall since February 26 and they might have been buried in an avalanche triggered by the snowfall, police said.

Like the Annapurna circuit, Annapurna Base Camp trekking route has also blocked due to avalanche. Now, trekking has been banned for a while to Annapurna Base Camp.

November 14 Update

3 Foreign Trekkers Died Near Mount Everest Base Camp

Three foreign trekkers from Japan, Malaysia and France found have died in Everest region, the police said.

According to Police officer, Deu Prasad Limbu, 63 year old Japanese nationality, 43 year old Malaysian woman and 60 year old French woman had died while returning from a trekking.

Their deceased bodies have been transported to Kathmandu for an autopsy.

Every year thousands of trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp and other Everest trips during the main trekking seasons Autumn and Spring. Few of them die due to altitude sickness or other reasons.

Missing Trekkers in Nepal

Last year, two Taiwanese tourists Liu Chen-chun and Liang Sheng-yue were missing in Dhading. They were found after 47 days of missing in a cavernous area in Dhading by the rescue team.
Liang Sheng-chun was found alive while his girlfriend Liu Chen-chun had died due to hunger three days ago of rescue time.

According to the Government officials and record, about 62 tourists have been missing in the last five years from different places. According to statistics, 11 were found dead of 62 missing tourists during the years.

The highest number of tourists 16 were missing in the last fiscal year from Aug 2016 to July 2017. Among them, 3 were rescued alive and others were found dead during the rescue operations. 10 people are still missing.

Most of the tourists are trekkers and found missing while trekking independently. This is a serious case in the tourism industry of Nepal that the trekker go trekking to mountainous areas without a guide and porter. Tourism entrepreneurs have demanded compulsory guides for the trekkers. They also request Nepal Tourism Board not to issue trekking permits to trekkers without a guide.

How to report a missing trekker in Nepal

How to report when your family members, friends and nearest person gone missing in Nepal.
If your nearst person have gone missing in Nepal, please report it to nearest police office of the affected area, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Treksbooking.com.

Here are the necessary information you must gather before reporting on the missing trekker

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Physical description (color of hair, eyes, skin)
  • Photographs of the trekker (close up’s of their face along with photos showing all of their body help)
  • Trekkers Passport or ID numbers
  • Name of trek or area they were going on
  • Name of trekking company/guide they were with (if applicable)
  • Date they were departing for the trek
  • Date they were meant to be back from the trek
  • Name of hotels they were meant to be staying at
  • Date of entry into Nepal (what airline, tickets)
  • Scheduled data to leave Nepal (what airline, tickets)
  • Name of travel insurance company the trekker has a policy with
  • Any itinerary the trekker was planning in Nepal
  • Names and details of anyone the trekker was with in Nepal (trekking partners, traveling partners)

Important Contact Information to Report a Missing Trekker in Nepal

Nepal Tourist Police

Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu. (Inside the premises of Nepal Tourism Board)
Telephone: +977-1-4247041, 1144.
Email: policetourist@nepalpolice.gov.np
Website: www.nepalpolice.gov.np

Nepal Tourism Board

Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu
P.O. Box: 11018
Tel: +977 1 4256909
Fax: +977 1 4256910
E-mail: info@ntb.org.np
Website: http://www.welcomenepal.com/

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)

P.O. Box: 3612
Maligaun Ganeshthan, Kathmandu
Tel: +977-1-4427473, 4440920, 4440921
Fax: +977-1-4419245
Email: taan@wlink.com.np, info@taan.org.np
Website: http://www.taan.org.np/

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