Taipei--A Taiwanese trekker who went missing for 47 days in the Himalayas and saw his girlfriend die there returned to Taiwan on Tuesday after recovering in a hospital in Nepal.
Liang Sheng-yue (???) appeared weak and tired on arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and did not respond to questions from reporters.
The 21-year-old and his girlfriend, Liu Chen-chun (???), 18, arrived in Nepal from India in late February and began their trek in early March.
According to Liang, the couple encountered heavy snow on the third day of their journey, and they fell off a cliff while trying to get down the mountain to find shelter and were unable to climb up again.
They then stayed in a cave to wait for assistance. But their food only sustained them for two weeks, after which they had only salt and water.
Liu died three days before Liang was found on April 26 by a team of experienced rescuers, who spotted vultures circling above the cave where the couple took refuge.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel