US trekker dies in Nepal

February 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Nepal, News

KATHMANDU, 9 February 2016: An American trekker has died of suspected altitude sickness after falling unconscious in Nepal, police said Monday.

The 53-year-old was hiking with two friends to Nepal’s remote Upper Mustang region, an alpine desert with a maximum altitude of 3,840 metres (12,600 feet).

The group had stopped at a local hotel for the night when the victim fell unconscious on Sunday evening. Read more

Altitude sickness kills trekker

January 7, 2015 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

KATHMANDU, 7 January 2015: An Australian trekker hiking in Nepal’s Everest region has died of suspected altitude sickness after falling unconscious, local police and a trekking company official said Tuesday.

The 64-year-old, his niece and their guide were returning from the scenic Gokyo Lakes region, which lies at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000 metres (15,420 to 16,4000 feet), when he fell sick on Sunday evening.

“He became unconscious as they were walking down. The guide then contacted us for help,” said Ranjit Lama of Himaland Adventure Treks which had organised the expedition.

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