Shimla, A trekker hailing from Maharashtra died when a 23-member expedition lost its way after inclement weather near Barsu Pass, 40 km away from Chitkul village of Kinnuar district in hills of Uttarakhand on Thursday night.
A report arriving here said Harshad Amate of Maharashtra died when the expedition (comprising nine trekkers of Maharashtra, two foreigners (Mexico), one trekker from Faridabad, eight porter, a guide, a trekker-leader and cook have lost their way near Barsu pass of Uttrakhand after heavy rainfall and rough weather.
The trekking party had recently left for 90-km-long expedition from Sangla valley of Kinnuar passing through track route through Chitkul however after scaling 40 km long hilly track it lost the way near Barsu Pass in Uttarakhand where one of the trekker succumbed due to rough weather condition on June 14.
Risking their lives two porters decided to come down 25 km up to 50-B battalion of ITBP camp near Chitkul to seek assistance.
A 23-member rescue team led by SHO Sangala left to find out the marooned trackers at Barsu pass and braving rough weather they succeeded to shift the remaining trekkers and deceased to Dumati base camp of ITBP, 24 km away from Chitkul.
The rescue team along with others trekkers and one deceased arrived back at Sangal from the Dumati base camp, police sources said.