Missing persons in the Himalaya
In this page i will try to have information of missing people in Nepal or the Himalaya. It make sense that you look at it, after coming back from a trekking tour or a travel. You might have met the missing person and know about her and her plans. This could be decisive Information. As the aim is focused to get “fresh”information I will only have write about actual cases.
On the bottom of the page you can read what you could do yourself to help people tracing you , if rion you get lost .
All missing persons were trekking alone - please allways trek only
Umit Aslim from Germany is missing in the Annapurna Area
His brother Marco Aslim wrote:
Mario Menichetti is Missing in Dhorpatan/Dolpo/ his body was found
He left Germany for Nepal on a trekking tour on 20th October 2012 starting at Beni, was going to travel through Da Tharap and ending up at Dunai (Beni Dolpho track). I have had no contact with him since 19th October 2012. He was supposed to be on the flight back to Germany on the 10.11.12, but as of yet he has not shown up. I fear that something might have happened to him on his route.
The remains of Mario where found in Mai 2013 near a remote village in Rukum http://www .nepalireporter.com/missing-german-menichettis-dead-body-found-in-rolpa/
Missing (in Langtang??) April 2011
My brother Paulius Zavadckis (19 years old from Lithuania) may have gone missing in Nepal. He went to Nepal to volunteer for the Helambu Project in the Gangkharka village on the 27th February 2011, but soon after that has left the project and we-his family haven‘t heard from him since 7th March - the last time he e-mailed us. Up till now we are not sure whether something has happened to him or whether he decided not to/was unable to keep in touch with us. As much as we with the help of the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Nepal can track his traces, Paulius went back to Kathmandu from Gangkharka on the 5th of March, on the 7th of March he was in Pokhara and on the 8th of March he was heading to Panga. About a week later some villagers said they may have seen Paulius back in the area of Gangkharka and that he wanted to head for the Ama Yangri Temple or just to wander in the forests of Langtang. So some trekkers may have met him or seen him on the way. Any information about Paulius would be very valuable and extremely appreciated.
For contact my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is +447532174021
Missing in Langtang april 2010
Aubrey Sacco a 23-year old american girl is missing in the Langtang. her last contact was an email from Sybrubensi the 20th of april. if you have been in Langtang End of april pleas go the the site http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24726 where you will find mor information and a photo of her.
Julian Wynne is missing since 22 of December 2008 in the Everest area
Default brother is missing
If you have any information about julian please contact the family . If oyu know anyone who has been in the everst area duing Xmas time, please inform him about the missing Julian. Maybe they could provide some information .
if you have any knowledge about the plans of Julian or of places where he has been after the 21th of december please contact the family using gregcrowter@yahoo .com email@example.com
Update 3.2 The husband of julian sister and his friend Lee have been searching in The Gokyo valley. They stopped the search without result and are returning to Kathmandu.
if you have any knowledge about the plans of Julian or of places where he has been after the 21th of december please contact the family using gregcrowter@yahoo .com firstname.lastname@example.org or send me an Email at namaste(at)nepal-dia.de
further threads and infrormation on
Kristina Kovacevic was found dead in a ravine near Dole. When her sister Karolin reached Namche Bazaar, police told her imidiatly, that they had found the body. Dole is on the way to Gokyo. Till now it is unclear if it was an accident or a crime.
Kristina from Germany send an Email on march13th from namche bazar. Since then, no other mesage was received. As she had planed to meet her friend Silke begin of April in Bali but did not come, her sister Karolin and her friend Silke ask for your help.
Kristina is 41 years old, has brown hair and is chubby.
She has a lot of travel experience on her own. She planned to come back march 20 to namche bazaar and the go antother 2 weeks to the wilderness?? it is not known where this should have been.
If you have meet her somewhere please contact her sister Karolin or her friend Silke
email@example.com oder Silke@sinkenken.de
To women murdered in Nagarjun Forest /Shivapuri-Nagarjun Park near Kathmandu
CÚline Henry disappeared in September 2005, Sabine Grueneklee only six weeks later in October. Both women
were last seen in Nagarjun Forest (aka Rani Ban). After extensive searches also by German and French policeteams and their searchdogs, the body of Mrs. Grueneklee was discovered in N.F. in February 2006. And
only in November 2006, 14 months after her disappearance, were the remains of Mrs. Henry discovered there as well. Read more details in the Nepali Times, Issue 322 of November 10, 2006
German Sabine Grueneklee (2005)
Sabine from Munich was last seen the 16th of October and did not come to the airport the 18th. to meet her friend Dolan
She was last seen in Nagarjun forest reserve, a small fenced national park situated north west of Kathmandu.
Her body was later found in the Nagarjun forest and brought back to Germany
See the details on the website http://www.hasenfus.com/sabine/
September 3th 2005 The french 33 year old CÚlin Henry is missing.
Theacher , french woman , born┬ on 28 th june 1972 , 5.08 feet , short and brown┬ hairs , brown eyes .
Missing since the 3 rd september 2005 .
Back then, she was located at KATMANDU, lonely, having worked on a construction site of the NIFC to Hetauda. (From 19th to 29th August 2005)
She has gone to French embassy in Katmandu to obtain the address of French associations which could welcome her as volunteer in Nepal. She got in touch with the association "Chantal Mauduit Namaste" but did not follow up.
The last hotel where Celine stayed was the PILGRIM'S GUEST HOUSE in the district of Thamel in Katmandu. In the daytime of her disappearance, Celine let know to the desk clerk of the hotel that she went out for a walk near Katmandu, by saying to him: "see you this evening"
To date, she has never reappeared in the hotel and all her luggages are still there.
It seems, according to the testimony of Katia Bellengier (back in France since then) who has worked with her on the construction site to Hetauda and stayed in the same hotel as Celine until August 31st, that she was "tracked down" in the street on August 31st, by a man speaking French .
Her body was later found and indentified in Nagarjun Forest
What you can do for yourself
Trekking is one of the most beatiful things to enjoy and surely a great part of the pleasure is, that you will be in very remote areas.
The embasys recomend that you allways go at least with two people, but I myself have been quite often just on my own in barren regions.
Unfortuonnaly every year a few personns go missing on their travel or trek in Nepal. The problem is, that it takes normally a long time befor relatives or friends realize that something is wrong, as it is just normal to have no kontakt for weeks while trekking. And it is very difficult to know then where the personn has exactly been trekking . And no lodge owner can remember even after some days a face of one of these many trekkers who has visited his lodge. (Could you recognise the porters who have been with you in the same lodge even two days later?)
Sometimes missing people just have decided to go to India and to stop to communicate with friends and family, but there have been also fatal accidents or even trekkers murdered (very few)
If your are trekking one of the common treks you find in every lodge the meal ordering book. In this book every order is written and it is the base for the bill, so the lodge-owners take care of this book.
Most people just write their first name (like I did till now)
I suggest that everyone writes his full name, the date and in the morning where he is planning to go.
Like this, a potential search would be far easyer and faster.
I will do this on all my future treks.
If you are trekking in the Everest area look for the Trekkers Intention book. It was initiated by David Donaldson and Donlad Bason and distributed to many lodges in the khumbu area by the namche youth group http://www.namcheyouthgroup.org/pages/1/index.htm .
In this book trekkers can write their name and plans. If by any reason, they go missing it is much easyier to trak down their itinery. See also the general page of Namche Youth Group http://www.namcheyouthgroup.org/pages/6/index.htm