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.
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.
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.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
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
10. Lightweight gloves
11. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
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
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
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)
25. Small wash towel
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What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours ?
Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival ?
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking ?
Are the food and water safe to eat and drink ?
How much additional money do I need per day ?
What mode of transportation do you use ?
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?
Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit ?
Can I add extra days to my trip ?
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.
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.
8. Paracetamole 300mg-20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg-10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
– 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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