Dehradun, June 1: Out of the 12 trekkers who went missing on May 10 from Nanda Devi Trek, four trekkers returned to the base camp in Pithoragarh in Dehradun on Friday. According to a tweet by ANI, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district administration teams are continuing their search operations to trace the remaining trekkers. Himachal Pradesh: Indian Air Force Rescues Missing Trekkers; One Dead, Other Critically Injured.

The team was scheduled to reach the Nanda Devi base camp on Friday and Munsiyari on June 1. As the trekkers failed to return, the district administration sent a rescue team in search of them.

A team of mountaineers, including seven foreign nationals, had gone missing on its way to Nanda Devi East peak in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand in May. According to reports, the team included seven mountaineers from the UK, US and Australia besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering. The team left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7434-metre peak and was scheduled to return to the base camp on Friday.

The route to Nanda Devi Trek begins from Munsiyari, about 132 km from the district headquarters. From Munsiyari to the Nanda Devi base camp, mountaineers have to traverse a distance of about 90 km on foot.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 01, 2019 01:58 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website