Travelers from Scotland spending lockdown in Mt Everest region

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April 25, 2020

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Travelers from Scotland spending lockdown in Mt Everest region

Kris, Julie, and their children, Jacob and Eirhn with Nepali host family at Lukla. Photo: STV News

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KATHMANDU: A family from Scotland have been enjoying there self-isolation in the Everest region.

Kris, Julie, and their children, Jacob and Eirhn, were in the middle of a round-the-world trip when the coronavirus lockdown came into force.

Their travels were grounded to a halt and they had to remain in Lukla in the Everest region.

They say the views are beautiful but the days can be a struggle, STV News reported.

Krish said that you’re lucky if you get one hot shower every ten days, so then you have bucket baths, fill hot water into a bucket stand in the freezing cold shower room and splash yourself clean.

The family have been in the mountains for 34 days and in lockdown for 28, they aren’t sure when they will be able to leave.

‘We are struggling a bit with the cold and the lack of facilities, it’s very basic when you live in a place like this.’

Since lockdown began they have only been able to leave the complex once, and that was for a coronavirus test at the local hospital.

Julie added that we are struggling a bit with the cold and the lack of facilities, it’s very basic when you live in a place like this – we have one log fire and that goes on about 5pm so we have to hope the sun comes out through the day and the children can get outside.”

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