Kathmandu: A team including the Prince of Bahrain is coming to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest.
According to the Nepali embassy in Bahrain, the team that climbed Lobuche Peak and Manaslu Himal in September last year is coming to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest in the coming spring.
As per the embassy, a team of 16 people including 13 Bahrainis and three British nationals will arrive in Nepal on March 15. Seven Summit Treks and Tours will make arrangements for the team to stay in Nepal for 79 days.
Although the Department of Tourism has opened mountaineering including Everest for the spring season, no application has been received so far. Although it is projected that around 300 foreign climbers will be able to climb Mt. Everest in the coming spring, no one has taken permission so far, stated the department.
The department said that even though permission has not been obtained yet, it has been learned that a number of Bahraini royal family members were still in the process. The department has stated that that it would be important for the members of the royal family to come for mountaineering as it would send a message that there is safe mountaineering in Nepal.
The department has given the responsibility to the Everest Pollution Control Committee to pave the way to the first camp through the Khumbu icefall above the Everest base camp.