The tramper who died in the Nelson Lakes National Park was Chien Han Chee.

The 25-year-old was from Malaysia.

A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday morning after he failed to return from a solo tramping trip on Friday as planned.

His body was located about 9.30am yesterday in the Mt Robert Range area and was airlifted out.

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The death has been referred to the Coroner.

Police said they "offer their sympathies to Mr Chee's family at this difficult time".