Bodies of Sherpas killed on Mt Makalu sent to Kathmandu

BHOJPUR: Bodies of two Sherpa guides who had died of altitude-related sickness on the Mt Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, were sent to Kathmandu on Friday.

Da Tenji Sherpa of Jubing -1, Solukhumbu and Lakpa Wangel Sherpa from Makalu – 5, Sankhuwasabha had died at Camp II (6,700 m) on Wednesday morning after they complained of altitude sickness.

Chief of the Sankhuwasabha District Police Office, DSP Gautam Kumar KC, said the bodies were airlifted to the Capital today after the weather cleared.

The bodies would be handed over to the kin after postmortem.

They were part of an 11-member Amical Alpin Makalu Expedition – 2016, locally managed by Thamserku Treks.