October 21, Kathmandu: Five tourists and Nepali who were trapped during the Mera peak climb have been rescued and brought to Kathmandu.
According to Santbir Lama, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, four foreign climbers and a Nepali guide were rescued and brought to Kathmandu.
They are currently undergoing treatment at Grandi Hospital in Kathmandu. A rescue team was deployed to search them. They were stopped on the way due to bad weather and heavy snowfall while returning from the peak.
After the team brought them safely to Lukla on foot, they were rescued by air and brought to Kathmandu. However, Cheten Sherpa of the same team has been missing for the last three days
Lama said his search is still ongoing. According to the association, an experienced team including Nuru Sherpa and Kami Sherpa are still searching for him.