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.
At the Nepal scouts HQ in Kathmandu
A commemoration stone at the head of the trail
The hills of Kakani
Tamang girls in colourful traditional attire
A heavenly sight captured
Trudging up a stony hill
Crossing a Himalayan brook
Images of Buddha at Kyangjin Gompa
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
The expedition is underway- the first scout group climbing Lord Baden Powell Peak, Sept 2007
Taking a breather on the way to the top
The mushroom-shaped dome of Lord baden Powell Peak rears behind
Mani walls – Picturesque sights like these are aplenty on the trail