Bp Scout Peak 5890 m

Trip Overview

Baden Powell scout peak (5,890 m): which is in Mushroom shape, is one of the easy and popular peak to climb in Langtang region and not very expensive . Locally known as Urkema Peak, it was renamed Lord Baden Powell Peak (5,890m) in 2007. The peak was named after the father of the Scouts movement by the Nepal Government to mark the centenary celebration of the International Scouts Movement. In which is located on the border with Tibet-China. It offers perfect view of Langtang II, Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m) and Shishapangma (8013 m) in Tibet and great experience of mountaineering in Nepal.

The seventeen-day expedition to Baden Powell Scout Peak is truly off the beaten track and the villages you will pass through, which are mostly Sherpa and Tibetan, will give you an insight into a culture not changed yet by modernization and allowing you the opportunity to experience true Nepalese mountain life.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

 

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

 

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

 

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Training and Climbing Approach

We spend couple of  nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to Baden Powell scout peak.


Climbing  and Team Composition

The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client  where and  how difficult  you climbing peak.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5000 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending  and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel: 1300m.

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Baden Powell  peak each day program. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 02: Exploration Day in Kathmandu.

Guide will take you on a ride through several World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa. evening briefing Baden Powell Peak and equipment. O /n at hotel.

 

Day 03: drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m): drive 8-9 hours.

An early morning pick up from Hotel and take 8 hour drive to Syabrubesi with Local bus or private jeep. You will enjoy the view of Langtang Himalayan range while driving. There will be short break in Trishuli or Kalikasthan for lunch where you get only local food. After lunch drive more three hours to get syarubesi. first night in tea house. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 6 hours walking.

Right after the breakfast at hotel we start to walk through wilderness jungle passing Small River and arrives Bamboo for lunck. The Bambo is located on the side of langtang River. After Lunch we take walk up hill to get the Lama hotel. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3,430m): 6 Hours walking.

As usual after breakfast we start our second day of trek through jungles.  Before arrive Ghora Tabels we walk steep short walk passing water mills, prayer wheels & as we arrive the Ghoda Tabels you will enjoy the view of Langtang Lirung. After few hour walk we reach the Langtang Valley.O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Trek Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m): 3-4 hours walking.

After taking breakfast we leave the Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gumpa.  Through the yak pastures and mani walls also the wooden bridges. As we arrives high altitude and closer to the high Himalaya you might fell thin air. After few hours walk we arrives the Kyanjin Gumpa. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Kyanjin Gumba explore day:

Most important day of your trip you have few options to hang around for the best view of High Himalayas. The best option would be to climb Tserko Ri on the height of 5000meters. This climb takes around 4 ro 5 hours and the views of Langtang Himalayan Range, lakpa Ri, Yal Peak, ganja La peak is breathtaking.  We return back Kyanjin Gumpa. O /n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Trek kyanjing to Base Camp ( 4987m): 6 hours walking.

The route from the base camp is an uphill climb. Where we follow the rhododendron bushes and cross a river. We head in a westerly direction up to the mountain and moved towards the south. The base camp at 4,987 m, takes around five to six hours to reach from Kyangjin. The place where we set up our base camp is a good open ground and large rocky area but with fresh water flowing through it. To the north, you have a magnificent view of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri and Shisapangma in Tibet-chaina. To the south, the impressive south face of Naya Kanga (5844m) towers above. Since the camp area is totally flat, we can put up our tents easily. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09 Summit Baden Powell Peak ( 5718m ): 12 hours walking.

Today we rise up early in the morning and start our ascent to Baden Powell Peak  summit. From base camp, we cross the rocky field and climb up about 50 metres until we get to a rocky slab on the right. From there we ascend the snowy 30 degree slope that leads to a glacier, which soon becomes a large glacial bowl. We zigzag your way up, keeping to the right, aiming towards the rock face to the west. From here, the slope gets a little bit steeper about 35-40 degrees. At least 100metres of ropes are fixed. We stay on the ice and climb around the rocks until we get to the top of the ridge at about 5,500m. Then there is another steep portion .We fixes another 10 metres of rope. A couple of crevasses are on the way up before we climb 100 m straight to the top. We need another fix rope to reach the summit. The ridge at the top is very narrow and has very little space. From the top we have fantastic views of Shishapangma, Naya Kanga , Ganesh Himal and  even Kathmandu valley on a clear day.

After summit same day we return back to base camp and three hours trek to kyanjing gumba. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 7 hours walking.

We take same way to return to lama Hotel and mostly down Hill to get lama Hotel for around 6 Hours. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Trek back to Syabrubesi (1,460m): 5 hours walking.

Once again downhill to arrive Syabrunsi passing Bamboo little village and pairo .O/n at hotel.

 

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by privet car 8 hours driving.

An early morning starts drive to Kathmandu and arrive Kathmandu early evening. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13: Final Departure to your own destinations.

Generally 3 hoursbefore your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

 

Head:

1. Sun hat or scarf

2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Upper Body:

4. T-shirts ( According to length of your trip, normally 2 and above)

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

 

Hands:

10. Lightweight gloves

11. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Lower Body:

12. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

13. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

14. Lightweight cotton long pants

15. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

16. Fleece or wool pants

17. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

 

Feet:

18. Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

19. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

20. Hiking boots with spare laces

21. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

 

Accessories:

22. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

23. Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

24. Basic First Aid Kit

23. Water bottles (2)

24. Toiletries

25. Small wash towel

Before You Go

Inbox: info@highaltitudesherpa.com

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking and peak climbing ?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit ?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience ?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset. Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day ?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm.1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups ?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours ?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival ?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive  you at the airport. high altitude sherpa guide  showing high altitude sherpa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking ?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink ? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day ?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport.
  • Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit ?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip ?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?

This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • High altitude experienced, English-speaking trek leader and climber.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek one one night tent in high camp.
  • Welcome and farewell dinnes.
  • One map of Langtang national park trekking.
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Langtang National park entry permits.
  • Trekking information management system TIMS.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit.

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton – 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg-20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg-10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges-20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine-10 tablets:

– For allergies.

13. Antiemetic-10 tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:

– For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg-10 tablets:

– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Langtang Valley
  •  Activities: Trekking- Mountaineering
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Best Seasons: Spring - Autumn
  •   Accomodation: B/B plan in Kathmandu
  •   Transportation: Drive

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