Thorung La hut on the Annapurna Circuit Trek (photo by Anne Foulkes)
Annapurna region tragedy
For the second time this year, tragedy in the mountains of Nepal has made world headlines. When Cyclone Hudhud hit South East Asia last week, it resulted in heavy blizzards and avalanches in the Annapurna region and north Dolpha district. To those caught up in the freak weather conditions, it meant death, injury or trauma on a still unconfirmed scale -many people are still missing.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all those affected, including hundreds of tourists, mountain guides and porters, as well as locals going about their business such as farmers, and their families and friends.
For a rolling news service detailing the latest rescue efforts, check the TAAN website (the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal): taan.org.np/live
A group of concerned relatives have also set up a Facebook page sharing information about the disaster and the location of missing tourists: facebook.com/pages/Annapurna-Nepal-Avalanche-and-Blizzard-Info-Share
For further information about travel, check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal
The tragedy has been reported widely across world news – click this link to view the Guardian Newspaper website reportGo Back