Kathmandu, March 6
Qatar’s Asma Al Thani arrived in Myagdi in course of her expedition to the Annapurna I. The 8,091-metre tall peak is the world’s tenth highest mountain and it lies in the Annapurna rural municipality-1 in the district.
The expedition of the Qatari royal family member is managed by the Elite Trekking Company. Al Thani’s team landed at Dana of Annapurna-3 via a helicopter of Simrik Air and the expedition is led by Nirmal Purja (Nimsdai) who holds a world record for successfully climbing 14 peaks above 8,000 metres in the world.
“Two members of our team will be arriving from Pokhara via a land route. The Qatari princess and I will be staying in Dana, which is my birthplace, for two days,” Purja says, adding the expedition logistics have been already transported to the Annapurna base camp and the team aides are preparing for the expedition. The team hopes to complete the mission by the end of this month.
Asma Al Thani is an experienced climber as she has already successfully scaled Mt Everest, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Manaslu, and Mt K2.