Baden Powell Scout Trek

Baden Powell Scout Trek

Posted Aug 26th, 2009 under Company News, Photo Essay,

Reliving Memories of the First Baden Powell Trek

It was in the fall of 2007, that the Government of Nepal decided to dedicate a new trekking trail and peak in the Langtang area to commemorate 100 years of Lord Baden Powell  Scouts’ Movement. A mushroom shaped peak, in the vicinity of Langtang and Ganesh himal area, locally known as Urkema Peak, was named Lord Baden Powell Peak and the trek leading to it,  as Lord Baden Powell Trek.

To mark the launch, scouts from different parts of the world gathered in Nepal. They went on a trek along the Lord Baden Powell Trek and ascended the Lord Baden Powell Peak. The journey commenced from Kakani on the 27th of August, 2007. Altogether, seventeen scouts and scout-masters  from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong took part in the trekking and expedition.

Explore Himalaya organized both the trek and the expedition to Lord Baden Peak for the group.

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
At the Nepal scouts HQ in Kathmandu

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
A commemoration stone at the head of the trail

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
The hills of Kakani

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Tamang girls in colourful traditional attire

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
A heavenly sight captured

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Trudging up a stony hill

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Crossing a Himalayan brook

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Images of Buddha at Kyangjin Gompa

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
As the group proceed uphill, a lone prayer flag flutters in the wind, perhaps sending a prayer up to the Gods for the group’s success

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
The expedition is underway- the first scout group climbing Lord Baden Powell Peak, Sept 2007

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Ganesh Himal

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Taking a breather on the way to the top

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
The mushroom-shaped dome of Lord baden Powell Peak rears behind

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
Mani walls – Picturesque sights like these are aplenty on the trail

[ Photos : Raven Tsai  http://www.flickr.com/photos/raventsai/]

Our Trips to Baden Powell Peak

Baden Powell Scouts Trek

Baden Powell Scouts Peak Expedition


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