Bahrain's Prince Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is in Nepal for summitting Mt. Manaslu and Lobuche East.

  • Sep 18, 2020
  • Silu Pandey
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As it is well-known, the Nepal government had given permission to the Bahrain Royal guards for their expedition in Nepal Himalayas with stipulating a week's stay in quarantine.

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It is also be known that Bahrain’s Prince Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and his team have already arrived in Nepal two days ago and they are in quarantine for a week.

They are 18 members in total including the Prince, fourteen Bahraini Royal guards, and the three British climbers who are going to take part in the expedition. It will be commanded by the Prince himself.

Actually, the team is planning to summit Mt. Everest in 2021. So, they are going to climb the Mt. Lobuche East and Mt. Manaslu this time respectively as the preparation for the next expedition. Mt. Lobuche East lies in the Everest region of Nepal which is situated 6, 619 m above the sea level. On the other hand, Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8,163 m. This region is also popular for trekking.The Larke La Pass, Mt. Manaslu ranges, and other snowcapped peaks are the scenic features of Manaslu trekking. The Manaslu Conservation Area includes the beautiful floras and faunas like rhododendron, juniper, pine, etc, and the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, deer and others respectively. The Manaslu circuit trekking trail meets another Annapurna circuit trek route as well.

After spending a week in quarantine, the team goes ahead by helicopter to the Lobuche East base camp at first and climb it as a part of acclimatization. After scaling the Mt. Lobuche, they move on to the Manaslu region and summit the Mt. Manaslu.

The prince is also going to donate the edibles to those Sherpas whose livelihoods are really affected by lockdown due to Covid-19 as quoted by Nepal’s Ambassador to Bahrain Padam Sundas. He further expressed his optimistic desire that this expedition may help to enhance the bilateral tie between Nepal and Bahrain.

Announcing the decision of Nepal’s Cabinet, the Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on a press meeting on Tuesday that the foreigners who want to visit Nepal can start their trip from the third week of October, but “they must have the PCR negative test report for confirming that they are not infected by Coronavirus”.

Source: xinhuanet.com and nepalitimes.com