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article imageColorado woman, 23, missing on solo trek in Nepal

By Sharon Davis     May 17, 2010 in Travel
A Colorado woman, Aubrey Sacco, 23, has been reported missing in Nepal. She was scheduled to return on or around April 30, but has not contacted her family since her departure check-in at Dhunche on April 20.
ExplorersWeb reports that Aubrey began her trek on April 20 after arriving in Shyabrubesi by bus from Kathmandu. She planned on following the Lonely Planet guide and was scheduled to return on or around April 30 but has not contacted her family.
The adventure and trekking site noted that strikes in Nepal may hinder abilities for her to reach people outside of the country, the nine days since her anticipated return in which she has gone without speaking to her family is raising considerable concern.
According to her website Sacco is an artist and yoga teacher, teaching yoga in Boulder, Greeley, and Nederland Colorado in the US. The last post on her travelblog was posted on April 15th this year.
According to ElephantJournal.com Sacco is a 2009 Graduate of the University of Colorado and has been traveling through Nepal, India and Sri Lanka to help further her yoga skills while volunteering at schools and teaching English.
Connie Sacco, Aubrey’s mother, says she has received conflicting information from news sources in Nepal and the embassy.
“The Nepal News believes that the stranded tourists have returned,” Connie says. “But the Office of Citizen Services, a government agency, says that there are still many stranded tourists and truckers in the country.”
Agencies in Nepal as well as the US Embassy have been contacted and are working to find Aubrey. Connie says that the response to Aubrey’s disappearance has been overwhelming.
“Everyone has been really helpful and we’ve gotten a lot of response,” Connie tells us. “We need to keep networking and letting people know that Aubrey is missing. If anyone feels like they’ve seen her, they need to let us know where that might have been.”
Her cousin has set up a Facebook page and says Sacco took a bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on April 19, and began the 7-8 day Langtang trek in the Himalayas on April 20.
A report by ColoradoDaily.com said her flight back he US was scheduled for May 15 while another report dated today says that she is due home this Saturday.
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