Australian Trekker Dies in Nepal

25 April 2019 3:56pm
trekkers in Nepal mountains

In an untoward incident, an Australian trekker died at a hotel near Pasanglhamu rural municipality of Khumbu region in Nepal due to high altitude sickness, Bernama News reported citing police.

Philip Markart Garz, 31, passed away at the base camp of the peak, at around 1:00 p.m. local time on Monday, when he was taking a rest at the hotel, Karki said. His body was sent to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, this morning.

According to Karki, the reason behind his death is the high-altitude sickness. “It takes three days of walking to reach the base camp of Mt. Qomolangma from the place where he breathed his last,” he said.

The place, where the Australian died, is one of the popular destinations for foreigners.

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