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Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown

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Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown



(CNN) — Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread.

There are about 500 foreign trekkers on at least four trekking routes unable to return due to the lockdown, which started Tuesday and will last for a week, according to Shradha Shrestha, a spokeswoman for the Nepal Tourism Board.

“We are working with multiple government agencies to rescue the trekkers and bring them to Kathmandu, so that we can coordinate with the embassies to fly them back home,” Shrestha told CNN.

“Several embassies such as the German and French are already planning to send chartered flights to some of these…



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