6 foreign trekkers rescued from snow in Ghandruk


Five Chinese and a Canadian trekkers who were about to be buried under snow in Ghandruk, a popular tourist destination near Pokhara, were rescued by locals on Wednesday.

The trekkers were mistakenly following a wrong trail when they got stranded in a snow-blanketed area in Bagarkuna, Ghandruk-9 today, Kaski District Police Office (DPO) spokesperson Kedar Rajaure said.

Rajaure added that the rescued trekkers include two men and three women.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Director Lal Prasad Gurung said the rescued tourists have been taken to a hotel in Deurali near Ghandruk.

Rajaure said all of them are safe now.

Western Regional Officer Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, however, said the trekkers returned themselves after seeing thick snowfall.

The tourists were heading toward Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara.

High hills of western Nepal had received a sudden snowfall this afternoon.

Source: THT