Jul 13, 2024

Korean tourist found dead in Annapurna Circuit

Korean tourist found dead in Annapurna Circuit

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A trekker has been found dead along the Annapurna Circuit in Manang.

Korean tourist Johnson, 53, was found dead, informed Chief of Annapurna Conservation Area Project Manang, Lekhnath Gautam.

The Korean tourist was found dead somewhere around 200 meters down from Thorong La Pass under the Annapurna trekking route, Gautam informed.

According to Chief District Officer Suprabha Dhungel Khanal, it has come to their knowledge that he had turned up to Manang alone without coordination with any agencies.

"Tragic incidents have been occurring with tourists while coming to visit the area without coordination with porter and agency. Had the tourist come to visit with proper know-how of the area, coordinated efforts could be made for saving the life", she added.

As informed, a police team deputed for rescuing the tourist has returned halfway due to altitude sickness.