Seven people, who were believed to have gone missing from Jalajala highlands in Jajarkot, have been found safe.

They had gone to the alpine meadow in Jaljala on Tuesday to graze livestock.

According to the police, a group of seven individuals, who went to the area for cattle grazing, were out of contact.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhu Kumar Thapa said police were searching for them with the help of locals and they were found only this morning.

The missing people were Dil Bahadur Khadka, Bikram Khadka, Chandra Khadka, Bhavindra Khadka, Mim Khadla and Dhansara Khadka of Kushe rural municipality-8 and Krishna Rokaya of Kushe Rural Municipality-9.

They looked physically weak due to starvation and cold and were given primary treatment, food and other care after they were found by police.

The incident was reported to the police only on Wednesday and the rescue team was mobilised immediately. It is said the members of the rescue team had reached up to Bhainsiodar on the way to Jaljala but have fallen ill due to altitude sickness. It is five hours trek from there to reach Jaljala, according to locals. Jaljala is at an altitude of 4,800 metres above the sea level.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 19, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.