KATHMANDU, Nepal–At least three foreign tourists including two Italian trekkers fell unconscious due to high altitude sickness in Lamjung in the western province of Nepal on Thursday. The trekkers are two Italians and one Dutch national, according to Friday’s Nepali Newspapers’ reports.
They were on their way to mountainous district Manang headquarters Chame, also ” the District beyond Himalaya. ”
Police have rescued them and airlifted to the Capital, the papers further reported quoting DSP Rajendra Babu Regmi as saying.
The foreign trekkers were on their way to cross the Thorong La Pass, which lies at the height of 5,416 metre, in the Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) in Manang, it is learnt.
Trekking tourists often suffer the altitude sickness in the Nepal Himalaya due to the lack of sufficient health facilities. Just three days ago a British women died in Everest region due to high altitude sickness.
The identity of the unconscious trekkers is yet to reveal.