13 MAY 2014, POKHARA, Nepal – Unknown about the location and its way out sometime cause you big trouble which we have been reporting since long.
Nepal the living paradise on earth is a heaven for those traveler’s who is always seeking for cheap trip, easy access, can do their own without any restriction, adventurous and looking for one of the most smiling face on earth. There should be some sort of regulation for travelers laid by the country to oblige so they can be tracked within the helpful time on emergencies.
In a incident which was reported last year that a man of aged 23 or so have been lost in the Annapurna Region of Nepal which is not a ordinary route for trekking. The trekker named Matt Allpress from Australia gone missing during he was trying to reach to the one of the sacred place for nature lover but he never come back.
After more than six (6) month s of search finally a Human remains believed to be of a missing Australian trekker has been found nearby a village in the Annapurna region, one of the world’s best trekking routes. The human remains, suspected of being that of 23-year-old Matt Allpress from Perth, was found in the mountains above Sikles in Kaski district on May 10. Allpress had gone missing since he left for a solo 10-day trek in the Annapurna region in November last year.
What basically could be done to eliminate this situation?
- Trekkers should carry communication equipment.
- GPS Navigation and tracking system may implemented
- Government should implement a rule to take a local guide along with them
- Security check posts to the trekking areas should increase.
- A brief information about Nepal, its culture, and the localities should provide to the travelers while they are arriving.
A Facebook page created by the trekker’s family in an effort to find his whereabouts stated, “It is unfortunate that we have to report this news: On 10th May two local Nepali people foraging in the mountains above Sikles, about one hour off the main track, found human remains.” The next day authorities went to the site and reported finding some personal equipment belonging to Allpress, said the Facebook page.
Some Memories of Matt Allress from Internet collection:
Police are currently at the site to carry out further investigation into the case. The remains are, however, yet to be formally identified as being that of the young trekker. “Matt’s family and close friends ask for respect at this difficult time,” the page titled “Find Matt” read.
On April 25, Margaret Allpress, mother of Matt, including families of two other missing trekkers — Aubrey Caroline Sacco and Zisiomos Souflas — had urged the government to help find the whereabouts of their missing children.
During a press meet organized by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Margaret said her son was on solo trek to Dudhpokhari in Lamjung after completing the Annapurna Circuit Trek. “He informed us on November 3 from a guesthouse in Sikles that he would be out of contact for 9-10 days heading towards a place called Dudhpokhari and that he would back to catch a flight to Sydney on November 14. That was the last time we heard from him,” a tearful Margaret said. The Allpress family has conducted land and aerial searches to find his whereabouts, but without success.
Almost every Year few tourists does disappears from their trekking routes due to unfamiliar to the particular area, some may have been kidnapped and hacked to death for few dollars, some may have been victim of accidents, but government and business owners should co-operate to eliminate such incident in the future.