25 APRIL 2014 – Kathmandu, Nepal – Nepal a typical paradise is known best with the trekkers, hikers and mountain climbers, but in recent days missing along the trail is a big surprise where as Nepal is totally a safe country for travelers.
A Sheffield woman whose son has been missing or two years has traveled to Nepal to draw attention to the disappearance.
Pauline Souflas, from Woodseats, whose son Zisimos vanished in Nepal two years ago, attended a press conference with the relatives of other missing trekkers.
Zisimos, aged 29, had traveled to Nepal to attend a friend’s wedding in Kathmandu and had planned to climb to Everest base camp during his trip in 2012.
He failed to return home on the flight he was booked onto and despite widespread searches, involving the Nepalese army and sherpas, has not been seen since.
Mrs Souflas met other concerned families at the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal today to encourage travelers not to trek alone and to raise awareness about Zisimos and other missing trekkers.
She was joined by two families with missing loved ones who also vanished in Nepal and another family whose loved one was found murdered there.
Zisimos, a former student at Sheffield’s All Saints High School, had just completed his business degree at St Andrew’s University.
Traveling in remote village without the knowledge of route, people, security situation is not an easy idea for any traveler, while saying this, we suggest anyone who travel into the mountain for hiking requested to obtain enough information about the are that you are travelling, take trekking guides to accompany you, take a group tour rather than plan alone.
Source: The Star UK