Seven bodies were recovered by rescue teams a month later on June 23. They are said to have been hit by an avalanche.
The Indian authorities said earlier that the group had no permission to climb the unnamed summit. Even if they asked, Pithoragarh district magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande told CNN that the authorities had "not given permission."
were identified as leaders the group identified the British mountain expert Martin Moran. Jogdande said the eight climbers were part of a larger team of 12 who had permission to climb Nanda Devi East.
Four of the larger team's climbers wanted to board the Nanda Devi East and returned to the base camp.
Jogdande had previously informed CNN that the authorities were alerted on 31 May after the eight climbers had not returned to base camp on May 26, partially buried in snow by an avalanche in various locations. Jogdande said back then that the "chances of survival are almost zero now."