An Israeli tourist on a trek to Annapurna and Manaslu has been without contact for five months. Yong Kidron, (49) an Israeli national, has been missing for five months.

According to Ajit Tumbahamphe, conservation officer of Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), Kidron had done entry in Manaslu on September 24. He had taken permission to walk in the Manaslu area for 10 days. He had to leave the Manaslu area on October 4, 17 days later, and on October 21, he made his last entry into the Dharapani of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Dharapani is the place that connects to the ACAP through the Larkepass of MCAP. He entered the check post there and became contactless. According to him, the Manaslu area of ​​Gorkha, which is a semi-restricted area, needs a guide to go beyond the Jagat.

“He has no contact with his family. The details of his return from Nepal by air have not been found,” he said. either he entered India by land, otherwise, he may be in trouble somewhere. The embassy and the family have requested a search. “

The Israeli tourists had left Manaslu with trekking permits from a trekking company in Kathmandu. According to Dev Regmi, the operator of the trekking company, he had come alone. he decided to go on a trek with other Israeli tourists. He had entered Gorkha from Kathmandu via Bandipur in Tanahu. According to Regmi, he runs away alone in the middle of the Manaslu area.

Sushil Poudel, president of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAN) Gandaki, an umbrella organization of trekking entrepreneurs, also said that a guide is essential when trekking in the Manaslu area. You can’t even get a permit alone. The paperwork was done in groups, but walking alone increased the risk, ‘said Poudel. He said that one should be sensitive about the disappearance of a tourist for five months.

He said that this was not the first case of missing tourists.” missing tourists is not a good message for the tourism sector. We have to be aware of this,” he said.

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