The Prince of Bahrain, HRH Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, with his expedition team, is in Nepal for a mountaineering expedition. The team of 15 Bahraini nationals working in the Royal Guards Defence Force and three Britons have arrived in Kathmandu on 16th September 2020 via private aircraft from Isa Air Base.
Prince Khalifa, a member of the Bahraini Royal Family and commander of the Bahraini Royal Guards, will be leading the team to climb Mt. Lobuche (6119m) and Mt. Manaslu (8163m). The team is in quarantine in a hotel in Kathmandu for a week prior to the commencement of their expedition, following Nepal’s current quarantine provisions for foreign arrivals.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on September 1 had granted permission for the Royal expedition. Meanwhile, the government is currently in the process of allowing foreign climbing and trekking expeditions from October 17 onward, provided they produce all the required medical documentation.
The mountains, trekking routes, and national parks in Nepal, being naturally isolated in destination, clear the way for tourism activities to resume again with the necessary health and safety protocols in place. The Royal expedition at this juncture would be an inspiration to the mountaineers and nature lovers around the world who are seeking to rejuvenate themselves in Naturally Nepal!!