Police said a five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides were at the base camp of Gurja Himal when the storm struck, the BBC reported.
“The camp was completely destroyed,” Myagdi district official Liladhar Adhikari was heard saying, according to the BBC. “[A recovery team] could see the bodies of the climbers scattered near the camp.”
Villagers who reached base camp Saturday afternoon found the bodies of four South Korean climbers, two Nepalese guides and another person yet to be identified, while the search was continuing for two more, police official Bir Bahadur Budamagar said, according to the Associated Press.
The two who were missing were also feared dead.
Two rescue helicopters were unable to land Saturday due to bad weather conditions.