Alone travellers faces risk : Tourists must take guides along with them

20th Sep, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, Sep 20: It's almost a year of that Kornelia Jhonna Van from Netherlands who went to Mardi Trek has been missing. She has not been identified yet. Also Korean Tourist Zee AI was also rescued after 8 hrs after being lost in Annapurna Base camp. She called in the office as she carried the brochure of A cap. Information officer of A cap Krishi Baral said that they rescued her with the help of location map of the brochure.

The number of Alone travelers in Annapurna region, Manaslu region and Dhaulagiri has increased. President of Western Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Hari Bhujel said that the number of missing tourists from the high Himalayan regions has been increasing. As the number of tourists missing from the place, and number of accidents are increasing the Ex president of TAAN requested the government to make the tourist compulsory to carry guide with them.

Due to inconvenience caused to tourists while travelling they must carry guide with them in order to minimize the accidents. The government is requested to make a list of those sites where tourists must carry guide with them so that we can assure the safety of the tourists. Before 10 year 70% of the tourists used to have guides with them but now the percent has reduced by 40% ie. Only 30% of the tourists take tourist guides with them while travelling.