3 French climbers missing for 6 days in the Everest region

Solukhumbu, November 2

Three French nationals who arrived here to climb the Khangteka peak in the Everest region in the Solukhumbu district, are missing following an avalanche, for the past six days.

DSP Kahit Katwal of the District Police Office informs the French nationals gone missing are Thomas Arfi, Gabriel Miloche and Luis Pachoud.

They had embarked on the expedition in a group of eight via Holiday Himalaya Treks and Expedition Pvt on October 4. The three French went out of contact on October 26.

Search for them is underway, Katwal adds, saying Kailash Air has been requested for a chopper for the search of the missing.

Meanwhile, five others from the same team came into contact.