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Nepal welcomes first mountain climbers since onset of pandemic

KATHMANDU: A special aircraft carrying 18 tourists from Bahrain landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday as Nepal welcomed its first team of climbers after a pandemic-induced hiatus of nearly six months. 
The expedition team, comprising 15 Bahraini and three British nationals, aims to climb Mount Lobuche (6,119 metres) and Mount Manaslu (8163 metres).   The expedition is being organised by Bahrain’s Royal Guard, the Nepal’s embassy in Bahrain said in a statement.
Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, the company managing the expedition, said the team will soon depart for the mountains and will remain there for the next one-and-a-half months along with a crew of around 80 Sherpa guides. The team plans to head for the summit of Mount Everest next year. (DPA)