Kathmandu, October 23
A Bahraini expedition led by a prince of the country, Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa, returned home after climbing two Nepali mountains on Friday.
The team had summitted Lobuche (6,119 metres) and Manaslu (8,156 metres) recently. These two were the first summits of the Nepali peaks this year as the spring mountaineering was closed due to the coronavirus infection fears.
Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai saw off the climbers at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday.
Speaking with the minister, the Bahraini royal said he was unaware of mountains until a few years ago, hence, climbing was exciting. He also said he wished to live in Nepal forever.
“I do not have any complaint about my stay here in Nepal,” he said, “The hospitality, the climbing experience, and the natural beauty, all were really memorable.”