Baden Powell Scout Trek

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.

At the Nepal scouts HQ in Kathmandu

A commemoration stone at the head of the trail

Baden Powell Scout Peak Nepal
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

Ganesh Himal

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

[ Photos : Raven Tsai]

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