Monday, August 31, 2020

Prince of Bahrain coming to Nepal for mountaineering

 The government has allowed some 18 climbers including the prince of Bahrain to enter Nepal for mountaineering.

A cabinet meeting yesterday decided to allow the high level guests to come to Nepal for mountaineering at the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). “Those receiving permission include 15 people from Bahrain including the prince of Bahrain and three others from the United Kingdom (UK), confirmed government spokesperson Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada today. “They will come to Nepal on charter flights after September 15,” he said, adding said, the climbers will attempt to scale Mt Manaslu and Mt Lobuche. “They will follow the safety measures prepared by the Health Ministry upon their arrival in Nepal.”

The government has opened mountain peaks across the country for climbers but the ban on international flights and international borders, apart from restriction in movement inside the country has hit the tourism sector, though mountaineering activities has resumed in July after a hiatus of nearly five months due to Covid-19.

The government is also preparing a quarantine modality for tourists arriving in Nepal. “The guests will have to mandatorily stay in hotel quarantine for a week and undergo PCR tests before heading to their planned destinations,” according to the safety measures prepared by the Health Ministry.

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