November 01, Jomsom: Foreign tourists stranded at Dhaulagiri base camp due to heavy snowfall have been rescued. According to the District Police Office, Mustang, two Spanish nationals, and six tourist guides stranded near Dhaulagiri base camp were rescued by a helicopter on Monday.

It is getting colder in Mustang along with the winter season. At the same time, snow has started falling on the highlands of the Mustang.

Prem Basnet, a tourism assistant at the ACAP tourist check post, informed that they entered Mustang on October 28 from Pokhara via Myagdi. They were stranded at Dhaulagiri base camp in the upper part of Bataso Dada on the way to Gharapzhong Gapa-2 in Mustang. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Kumar Dani, the tourists and their guides were rescued.

Earlier, two guides, including two German men and two women tourists, who were stranded at Yakharka on the border of Mustang and Dolpa were rescued by a helicopter. On the way to Mustang from Dolpa’s Dunai, they were stranded at Yakkharka at an altitude of 5300 meters due to heavy snowfall.

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