Kathmandu: The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has felicitated Bahrain Prince Nasser Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Ali Khalifa for his successful ascent of Manaslu.
The Bahrain Prince and his expedition team had successfully climbed the 8,163-meter-high Manaslu Himal at 6:10 a.m on Thursday. The group climbed Lobuche (6119m) before summiting Mt. Manaslu.
The NMA team led by President Sant Bir Lama and General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung reached Gokarna Forest Resort to congratulate the royal Bahrain expedition team for the success.
The prince aims to fly the Bahraini flag on the highest peak, Mount Everest, in the spring of 2021. According to the Seven Summits Treks, Lobuche and Manaslu climbed is the prior preparation for the ascent of Mt. Everest.
“NMA would like to congratulate you and your expedition team on the successful ascent of Manaslu and Lobuche,” Lama said.
During the felicitation program, Prince Khalifa thanked all those who contributed to the success of the Lobuche, and Manaslu climbs and expressed his determination to hoist the Bahraini flag on the summit of Mount Everest in the next season.
The Royal Prince’s 18-member expedition team was guided by four world record holders to climb the world’s eighth highest peak, Manaslu. Among them were Kami Rita Sherpa, who has climbed Mt. Everest 24 times, Mingma and Chhangdawa Sherpa, who have climbed 14 mountains above 8,000 meters in the world, and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, who has climbed Mt. Everest without bottled oxygen at the youngest age.
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