The Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, provided financial support of Rs 50,000 each as funeral expenses to the family of trekking helpers who lost their lives in Annapurna region.
According to TAAN, it had provided support to the family of 13 trekkers who died at the region by blizzards and avalanches in the third week of October 2014.
The Association handed over the cheques to the family of Sanu Kaji Ghising, Aitaram Ghising, Ajaya Lama, Top Nath Lamichhane, Lakpa Dorji Lama, Some Lama, Wangdi Lopchan, Lama Pemba Lopchan, Roman Tamang, Dawa Syangbo, Dawa Sidar Tamang, Shante Tamang and Dojri Sherpa, says TAAN in a statement.
The financial support was provided to the families of the 13 deceased trekkers from the TIMS Welfare Fund.
As many as 39 foreign trekkers and Nepali trekking helpers had died in the tragic incident.