Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa along with his expedition team members have ascended the top of 8,156 meter high Mt. Manaslu at 6:10 am on Thursday (today).
According to the Department of Tourism out of 14 climbers and three Sherpas have reached the summit of Manaslu.
Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres above sea level and the seventh highest in Nepal. It is located in the west-central part of Nepal.
The name Manaslu means “mountain of the spirit” and is derived from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”
The Bahrain Expedition team includes 18 members.
Earlier, Bahraini Prince Mohammed Hamad had also ascended the 6,119-meter-high Mt. Lobuche with the Royal Force team on 3rd October.
Government of Nepal has granted permission to climb Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Lobuchu to the 18-member Bahraini expedition team that has 15 Bahrainis and three British.
The Bahrain expedition team, managed by Seven Summit Trek, arrived in Nepal on September 16 with Bahrain Prince.
After the successful to atop two mountains Prince of Bahrain has shown interest to climb Mt. Everest likely in spring season next year, sources said.