Foreign Tourist Dies Due to altitude Sickness in Solukhumbu Region

A 68-year-old slovakian tourist lost his life while trekking in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. The incident occurred on Monday night in the Gorak Shep area of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4. According to the District Police Office, Solukhumbu, the tourist died due to altitude Sickness.

The police inspector and information officer, Ram Kishor Sah, informed that the region has been facing difficulties in rescue operations due to continuous snowfall. The communication services in the area have also been affected by the heavy snowfall.

The deceased tourist had come to Nepal for traditional adventure activities, including Himalayan mountaineering. He was staying at the Himalayan Hotel in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dipak Shrestha, informed that the tourist was found dead in his room.

The group of 13 tourists, including the deceased, had entered the Namche area on Chaitra 1. However, due to adverse weather conditions, the rescue operation faced difficulties in retrieving the body. The police have stated that the rescue operation in the Khumbu region is possible only by helicopter on Wednesdays during the snowfall.

This incident highlights the importance of safety precautions for tourists traveling to remote regions of Nepal. It is also a reminder of the need for adequate measures to be taken to ensure the safety of foreign tourists during adventure activities.

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