Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tourist NOT stranded in Manang

Manang Youth Society would like to draw your attention to news dated 26 Oct, 2005 published in Kantipur Daily regarding a large number of tourists stranded in Manang. According to the latest news from the district, the weather has been good for the past 3 days with sunny weather following last week's heavy snowfall. Provided the
good weather continues, the snow is likely to be melt soon. It will take some time for planes to resume regular flights. According to information from Manang, all the tourists stranded at Tilicho Lake have been rescued with the help of local people and flown out by helicopter. Tourist traffic continues on the Annapurna circuit. While
tourists whose treks have been cut short by the recent weather conditions are returning to Kathmandu via Besisahar, others are continuing to walk up to Manang in the hope of crossing the Thorong Pass to reach Jomsom.

While news about stranded trekkers and climbers in Nar and Phu, the northernmost outposts of Manang, could not be confirmed, telephones in Humde (019442000), Braga (019442003) and Pisang (019442001) are operating. The Manang Village phone is intermittent (019442009). For further updates on the weather and traveling conditions in Manang, please contact Manang Youth Society, 4423643 or Himalayan Rescue Association, 44410292.

Tripple P Gurung
Manang Youth Society

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