Japanese tourist missing in Solukhumbu-Sagarmatha region

A Japanese tourist who was visiting the Solukhumbu region, including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), has been missing since Chaitra 8 (March 22). The district police office in Solukhumbu has informed that 54-year-old Hitoshi Ishiba, who entered the Khumbu area without a guide, has gone missing.

According to Ram Kishor Shah, a spokesperson for the police office, Ishiba was last seen entering the checkpoint of Namche Chekpost in ward number 5 of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality on Chaitra 8. On the same night, he stayed at the Chukung Resort in ward number 4 of the rural municipality and expressed his intention to go to Lobuche from there on Chaitra 9, saying he was going for a walk. However, he has not been heard from since, and news of his disappearance was reported to the police through the embassy as he was out of contact.

Temporary police posts in Dingboche and locals searched for him, but the district police office in Solukhumbu has been informed that the search has been intensified

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