Malaysian hiker missing in Nepal

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Malaysian hiker missing in Nepal

Postby keithy » Sat 11 Apr, 2015 2:53 am

Missing while on an organised hike tour, since last Sunday.

http://www.ekantipur.com/2015/04/09/nat ... 03865.html

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mala ... -continues

It sounds like he went missing between the walk from Ghorepani to Ghandruk. I've walked that same route in 2013 and walked through, stopping at Tadapani for something to eat. But I can imagine it would be easy to get lost on the forests trails. I remember signs saying not to walk alone through the Jungle. I went in November and there were a few porters and locals going through the jungle in the morning at the same time. But I also had a map and my GPS with Nepal topos.

What I don't get is why when he is on a tour the guides would have let him walk that far ahead out of eyesight.
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Re: Malaysian hiker missing in Nepal

Postby keithy » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 5:56 pm

He's been missing for over week now.

An update from SAR dogs in Nepal: http://www.sardogsnepal.asia/news/recent-missing-cases


Update April 12, 2015 9:20 AM

After we received an interview report with other former foreign participants of the trekking group last night, we are now able to pinpoint the area where Dennis got lost.
This morning a helicopter was dispatched from Pokhara to shuttle all search party members into that target area between Khobra and Bayali. (see orange high-lighted spot in the satellite map below)
Policemen and local helpers were also summoned into this area to help us to look out for Dennis. Fact is now that Dennis Lee never went walking out of the trekking group.
He got lost while he followed the porters who were walking in front of him to set up camp. The main group of clients was far slower that the porters and Dennis.
When they arrived in Bayali they realized that he had never reached the campsite. They searched frantically for two full days and alarmed the family only after they could not locate him.
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