POKHARA — All 20 stranded climbers, including two German nationals, were rescued from Saribung Peak and brought to Fu village this evening.
Total of 20 people — two foreigners and 18 Nepalis — had been stranded at Sorebung due to bad weather. It lies at the altitude of 5,900 meters, said Chief District Officer of Manang District,Bhimkanta Sharma.
Following a strong snowstorm, the climbers were stuck on the 6346-metre mountain in Mustang district, bordering Tibet.
Two among the 20 climbers have been identified as German nationals Tobias Groenen, 48 and his wife Gutrun Ingritzi Ermann, 44.
Likewise, one guide, one mountaineering Sherpa and 16 porters are among the 18-member Nepali team, according to Sharma.
The climbers, who had started trekking from Damodarkunda of Manang district, got trapped at Sorebung due to snow storm before they reached Fu village.Follow @gorkhapost
4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs
SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.
Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.
The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.
The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.Follow @gorkhapost