Missing Trekker Found After 47 Days In Himalayas

As reported by local and international news on April 26th, 2017, a young Taiwanese trekker has finally been rescued after 47 days missing in the Himalayas. His companion died only days earlier.

The pair were last seen on the 9th of March, setting out from Dhading on an independent trek, despite heavy snowfall. On the 15th of March their families contacted Nepali authorities to report the trekkers missing, and a search operation was launched.

A member of the rescue team reported that it appeared the pair, Mr Liang Sheng Yueh and Ms Liu Chen Chun, had “slid off a slipper trail while making an ascent towards Ghatlang Village from Dhading”.

Independent trekking is popular for many young tourists to Nepal. Every year thousands of international and local tourists set out into the mountains, and most return with few problems. However, there is an increasing number of tourists who require rescue from remote mountain areas in Nepal due to losing the trail, injury, or a lack of adequate preparation.

Volunteer Society Treks Nepal strongly encourages all tourists who are considering trekking in Nepal to engage a government registered trekking company and a licensed tour guide to accompany them. With local knowledge and years of experience, these guides will ensure that your trek is accomplished safely and with the utmost care for your wellbeing.

Source BBC News

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