Kathmandu, May 11 (RSS):
A team comprising Bahraini prince Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa scaled the highest mountain in the world-Sagarmatha (Mt Everest)-today morning.
They are among the 408 climbers (93 female and 315 male) who had obtained the permit to climb Sagarmatha this spring season.
According to the Department of Tourism, the team including the member of the Bahrain royal family, reached the summit of the 8,848.86-metres mountain today at 6:40 am.
Department’s Director Mira Acharya, who is currently in the Everest Base Camp, took to her social networking site and congratulated the successful team.
Acharya wrote, “We have received the news of successful ascend of Sagarmatha, the pride and heritage of Nepal, by the team having the Bahraini royal family member on May 11, 2021 at 6:40 am. The highest congratulations to the successful team!”
The team comprises member of Bahraini prince, Bahrain Royal Guard, Defense Force and three British nationals. A 16-member team comprising a member of the royal family of Bahrain had arrived Nepal on May 15 this year to climb Sagarmatha.
On May 7, a team of 12 Ice-fall Doctors (rope-fixing team) led by renowned Everest summiteer Kamirita Sherpa had reached the top of Sagarmatha which had opened the door to the aspiring climbers to the summit of Sagarmatha for season.