Four missing Chinese tourists in Nepal avalanche found alive

POKHARA: As many as four Chinese tourists, who were reported missing from Manang after avalanche hit the trail route along the Annapurna trekking circuit, have come into contact with the Nepali authorities, on Sunday.

At least four Koreans and three Nepalis --Wangdak Sherpa, Saroj Pariyar, Min Bahadur Tamang -- are still reported missing after the avalanche triggered by heavy snowfall hit the trail route along the Annapurna trekking circuit on Friday.

According to Tek Gurung, an official at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), four missing Chinese tourists were found near Muktinath Temple today.

Locals along with Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Western Regional Association Pokhara, and Union of Trekking Travels Rafting Workers Nepal have been searching for the missing persons in the area.

Vijaya KC, President of Uni Travels Pvt Ltd, who returned after reaching the affected area said, "Search operation has been hampered by the snow."