Baden Powell Scout Peak
Baden Powell Scout Peak, a mushroom shaped mountain situated in the Langtang region offers a perfect alternative to Imja Tse or Island Peak in the Khumbu region. It is surrounded by majestic peaks such as Langtang II, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and Shishapangma in Tibet.
Locally known as Urkema Peak, it was renamed Baden Powell Scout Peak (5,890m) in 2006. 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.The trail to Baden Powell Scout Peak is located off-the-beaten-track, away from the usual trekking crowd. To mark the launch of the Baden Powell Scout Trek and Baden Powell Scout Peak, scouts from different countries like Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Nepal gathered in Nepal in August 2007 and were the first to trek along the Baden Powell Scout Trail and ascend the Baden Powell Scout Peak. Secondly on 2010, Finnish Scouts also summitted the BP Scout Peak. Then one Japanese summitted on 2012.
The villages, dotting the trail, are pristine and untouched by modernity. It is hoped that the economic condition of the villagers would improve once this trail gains popularity among trekkers.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Once you pick up your baggage from Airport, you will head directly towards exit gate and our company representative will be present displaying a sign-Board plaque with your name and company’s name at the exit gate in the Airport to pick you up and directly transport you to your Hotel. After refreshment our official staff will present you with a short briefing about your entire program schedule. Afterwards, you are free to take rest or hang around and visit nearby places in Kathmandu.
- Day 2: Free Day
Free Day/Sightseeing & final check of equipments. the day in Kakani and explore the centre.
- Day 3: Transfer (Travel) to Kakani International Scout Training (2050m)
Transport from Kathmandu to Kakani at afternoon and spend the rest of the day in Kakani and explore the centre.
- Day 4: Transport from Kakani to Syabru Besi (1460m)
After having breakfast you will transport to Syabru Besi by Bus for 2 hours. While you travelling you will pass small village and bazar on the banks of the river Trishuli. You will drive uphill to reach Dhunche and get to view the mesmerizing panorama of the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We drive downhill, through a winding road and reach Syabru Besi(1460m), where we stay overnight at a local lodge.
- Day 5: 1st trekking day: Sybru Besi – Lama Hotel (2748m)
We traverse the ridge on Syabru Besi’s main road and soon reach to Ghopcha Khola. Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder and bamboo open up. We may get to see yellow - throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear en route. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several small bhattis (tea shops). As we continue ascending steeply along the trail, we come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into scrub oak forest. On reaching 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel where we conclude the trek for the day.
- Day 6: 2nd trekking day: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village (3500m)
From Lama hotel, we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 m. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc.
- Day 7: 3rd trekking day: Langtang-Village – Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)
3 rd trekking day: Langtang-Village – Kyanjin Gompa (3800m) The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Mundu to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
- Day 8: 4 rd Day off/Acclimatization
The acclimatization tour to the Kyanjin Ri.
- Day 9: 5th trekking day: Kyanjin Gompa to BP Scout High Camp
The route from the base to high camp is an uphill climb. This little trek goes up through a rhododendron forest. 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 high camp at 4,987 m, takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach from Kyangjin. The place where we set up our high camp is a good open ground. It is a large rocky area but with fresh water flowing through it. The view from the high camp is fantastic. To the north, you have a magnificent view of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri and Shisapangma in Tibet. 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. We pass the night at the high camp.
- Day 10: 9th trekking day: ascend to Baden-Powell-Peak (5980m)
From high camp, we cross the rocky field and climb up about 50 meters 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. Ropes are fixed. We stay on the ice and climb around the rocks until we get to the top of the ridge at about 5,890m.
- Day 11: 10 th trekking day: reserve day
Reserve day for ascending the summit. Just in-case of weather if your group did not able to summit on 6th trekking day, they can still climb for summit.
- Day 12: 11th trekking day: descend to Langtang Village (3500m)
- Day 13: 12th trekking day: descend to Lama Hotel
- Day 14: 13th trekking day: descend to Syabru Besi
- Day 15: Transport from Syabru to Kathmandu
Rest in Hotel.
- Day 16:
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Day 17:
- Transport: Airport/Hotel pick up and drop by private vehicles car/van as group size Transportation traveling by local bus/tourist bus/private vehicle for two way as group size.
- Full board basis lodging during trekking in tent, camping equipment will provide such as two-men tents dining tent.
- Foam mattress, stools and all cooking and kitchen gear, meals be prepare by our kitchen staff breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea and coffee, Except Beverage.
- An experience professional Government license holder English speaking trained guide.
- Entry permit NTB.
- Four nights Hotel in Kathmandu
- All personal gears and group equipment will carrying by porters from our side.
- Staff insurance.
- Medical Insurance, Evacuation in Heli in case of emergency.
- Extra expenses for personal.
- Tips to staffs.
- Summit Bonus.
- Soft and Hard Drinks during trekking.
Gear Check list
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking pants
- Fleece top
- Warm hat
- Light gloves
- Toilet paper
- Extra passport photos
- One liter water bottle
- SD Memory
- Lip care
- Gaiters & Moisturizer
BRING FROM HOME
- Camp shoes
- Rain jacket
- Thermal top
- Thermal bottom
- Day wear shirt x2 or 3
- Sun screen
- Toiletries and odds and ends
- Small towel/sarong
- Personal medicines
- Money pouch/belt
- 2x Passport photos
- Water purification
- Vitamin tablets