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Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo, Taiwanese man Liang Sheng-yueh talks to a doctor at the Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Liang, who was rescued after being lost on a mountain for 47 days, celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in Nepal's capital Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo, Taiwanese man Liang Sheng-yueh talks to a doctor at the Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Liang, who was rescued after being lost on a mountain for 47 days, celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in Nepal's capital Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Medical staff congratulate Taiwanese trekker Liang Sheng-yueh during a birthday celebration at Grandee International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Taiwanese man who was rescued on Wednesday after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Medical staff congratulate Taiwanese trekker Liang Sheng-yueh during a birthday celebration at Grandee International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Taiwanese man who was rescued on Wednesday after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Taiwanese trekker Liang Sheng-yueh waves to reporters during his birthday celebration at Grandee International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Taiwanese man who was rescued on Wednesday after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Taiwanese trekker Liang Sheng-yueh waves to reporters during his birthday celebration at Grandee International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Taiwanese man who was rescued on Wednesday after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

A Taiwanese man who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital.

A happy Liang Sheng-yueh cut a cheese cake and a chocolate cake at his hospital room in Kathmandu, where hospital staff and a government minister sang "Happy Birthday." His family members were expected to reach Nepal later Friday.

A doctor at the hospital, Chakra Raj Pandey, said he is making good progress and was able to walk on Friday with the help of physiotherapists.

He was rescued on Wednesday, but his girlfriend died just three days before the two were discovered near a waterfall.