Two trekkers missing from Ghyangphedi in Nuwakot district since the past ten days were found dead yesterday at a gorge in Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-1.

The student-duo heading to Gosaikunda were reported missing from since January 17.

Wangdel Sherpa, 21, of Melamchi in Sindhupalchok and Japan Tamang, 19, of Gokarneshwor Municipality-8—were found buried under snow at a gorge in 40 metres distance in the area.

A search team consisting of local guide Lal Bahadur Tamang and hotelier Anatre Tamang deployed by the rural municipality found the dead bodies yesterday morning.

Due to extreme cold and heavy snowfall, police are facing difficulty in reaching the site which is 77 km away from Bidur, district headquarters of Nuwakot.

The deceased were the students of Kumari Boarding School of Bouddha in Kathmandu. They had called their family members and shared about the heavy snowfall in the area before going out of contact.