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Ale is tired. It was just the firt day at the second hour of trekking Langtang :)

Oct.16 07

First day of Trekking was like a last day. We started trekking in Bharkhu to Syabru Bensi. Woke up at six and a half.. had to walk up now. It was not my first trekking but the first time was at Phukradueng, Thailand and not so difficult like this. Just only 4 hours to the top. But here 4 days! ... And now was just the first day.

Trekking was not in our plan. Before the trip, we have talked a lot about what to do and where to go. Trekking? Then we said .. maybe not this time. So I didn't prepare anything for it.  But when we were in Nepal,  to trek was the best thing that we should do more than walk around Kathmandu without doing nothing. I don't have trekking shoes, just wore normal sneaker.

Ratna, the guide, with me
 Even it's comfortable but it's not proper to trek so anything could be happened in the next 8 days?

Ale told me to buy the water proof jacket, in case of rainning. I wasn't believe him that would be raining in the moutain but I bought one. He also told me it would be cold and has snow so I should buy another jacket too. Same I don't believe him but I did buy it. We agreed not to hire a potter. Potters, I really respect them. Some of them are not stronger than me but they have to do. I see many potters, both men and women, young and old. I don't know how they like their job but it might be only job that they can do it best. I felt strange when I saw them carried the bags, no one looks happy. I thought, if I can't carry the big one so don't. Bring the one that I can is better than let them do.

with the kids during the trek
On the other hand, if I don't hire them, people don't hire them so what they could do if that is only their job????

We left some stuff at the hotel and I packed another backpack quite lite. But Ale brought his big one. He told me that he could carry it. I wasn't sure but he told me that he could do it ... hmmm, ok.  We started walking with 100% power! But one hour later, Ale was so tired. The first day the way was so rough, steep and wet. Not easy to walk with the big backpack.

Ratna asked him to help. He is older than Ale for a half age which made him hesitated to let Ratna carried it but  Ratna insisted just for one hour. Then Ale told him, "Could you find me a potter???  haha .. Finally!

Ratna doesn't agree at first but after he carried it for a half an hour, he told him that "i'll find a potter for you!" Hahaha .

He is very beautiful, I mean a horse, not you Ale :P
..

At Rasuwa District we met Samba, he is the owner of the local coffee shop. After made teas for us, he said "I'll go with you" .. What!! Ratna said "He will be your potter?" What??!!! Ratna just talked to him and he agreed to do it because he did it before and needed money. He lives with his family, one wife and five kids. We don't want him to do it but he insisted he would go. When it's time to go, his kids and wife came together to say bye. I was the last one of the group, we were quite far from Samba's house but I still can see his kids stood up and still wave their hands. Think to myself "Ale, you took him away from his kids! You are so cruel" ... 

:) He thought the same but .

Samba, Ratna and I
. what should we do???

With Samba, he walked better. But me, the same because i still carried mine.  After a half way (4 hours) wow  i really want to die! This is the tone stopes of the path running up the rock face ahead! If I could hold my breathe more than 3 minutes, I would do! Wow .... never thought that the age at 31 years old is really weak!! :D I packed lite but didn't know where was my energy gone??? Samba and Ratna always waited for me. But the more they wait, more time we take.

I understood if we walk, stop, walk, stop, would make us be more tired. I  told them to go go go please go but they never go without me. But I can't walk indeed. Not because of my backpack but I think my body was not ready to trek.

Take a break at Tibetian guesthouse with Ratna and Samba! :)
 One time, I stopped and let them walk. It's ok for me because I don't want to stop them then I saw Ratna came down to look for me. He's worried. I felt bad. He walked pass this point but he had to come back to take me and walked back again :( So I tried to walk at the same step because don't want to make any trouble for them. 

When it was about 700 meters left to reach the first camp, I couldn't do it anymore. 700 meters, steep way -  at that moment, I can say if I don't stop, I could die. And I don't want them to die with me. So I let them go. I walked slowly. I was exhausted. I stopped without telling them, about 20 minutes far. I know it's not a good thing to do. We should walk with the group, it's not in the city.

:) Me at Tibetian Guesthouse
It's in the moutain, not smart to walk alone. But I lost my energy. I thought of my mom. Really! Also think that maybe Ale, Ratna and Samba were at the camp already. But when I walked again when I was ready, I saw them wait for me ... not too far.  I felt bad again, they knew but they smiled and said  .... "Don't worry, friends never leave friends".

I wanted to cry although I was tired to shed a tear.

Deep!
 

newtampo says:
Sarojbhatta: You're born there? I love it there!:) Very nice place!!:))
Posted on: Mar 25, 2013
sarojbhatta says:
proud to born in langtang region....
thats my birthplace...miss my childhood days in langtang....those mountains, those rivers, those forests...is calling my name.
Posted on: Mar 22, 2013
Pearl510 says:
Yes it really sound and looks amazing. I'm not sure if I could do this but I'd love to try one day. Sounds like you had an amazing experience and saw so many wonderful people and things. I guess this is one of these travels that really sticks with you for a lifetime isn't it? So no, I have to thank you, for sharing it with us!
Posted on: May 07, 2008
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Ale is tired. It was just the firt…
Ale is tired. It was just the fir…
Ratna, the guide, with me
Ratna, the guide, with me
with the kids during the trek
with the kids during the trek
He is very beautiful, I mean a hor…
He is very beautiful, I mean a ho…
Samba, Ratna and I
Samba, Ratna and I
Take a break at Tibetian guesthous…
Take a break at Tibetian guesthou…
:) Me at Tibetian Guesthouse
:) Me at Tibetian Guesthouse
Wow!
Wow!
Ratna and Ales bag! :D
Ratna and Ale's bag! :D
Samba and his niece.
Samba and his niece.
Ratna, our guide.
Ratna, our guide.
Hahaha .. Tired!
Hahaha .. Tired!
...
...
:D Egg noodle - my favorite food o…
:D Egg noodle - my favorite food …
Waterfall, all around.
Waterfall, all around.
Trekking
Trekking
Bamboo guesthouse.
Bamboo guesthouse.
Sambas house.
Samba's house.
:)
:)
Bamboo, first stop!
Bamboo, first stop!
Its like a spring roll but Napali…
It's like a spring roll but Napal…
Nice tea table.
Nice tea table.
Ale with weed!
Ale with weed!
Domen!
Domen!
Nice bridge, this is just the firs…
Nice bridge, this is just the fir…
At Sambas house.
At Samba's house.
Sambas house.
Samba's house.
:)
:)
Sambas dog.
Samba's dog.
Village
Village
First bridge
First bridge
It will give you good power, I kno…
It will give you good power, I kn…
Gancha!
Gancha!
Hahaha, enjoy!?!
Hahaha, enjoy!?!
:D
:D
:)
:)
Its like the beach ..
It's like the beach ..
White horse, he lives there.
White horse, he lives there.
Toilet :P
Toilet :P
Our room, first night.
Our room, first night.
Tibetian guesthouse at the basi.
Tibetian guesthouse at the basi.
Toilet.
Toilet.
:)
:)
Stayed here.
Stayed here.
Foggy!
Foggy!
oooh dont know how did I walk on …
oooh don't know how did I walk on…
Lama Hotel
Lama Hotel
Rainbow!
Rainbow!
Cooking, I love it.
Cooking, I love it.
Tibetian bread
Tibetian bread
Our dinner at Tibetian Hotel.
Our dinner at Tibetian Hotel.
Samba, Ratna and I
Samba, Ratna and I
With Sambas cousin
With Samba's cousin
Langtang Moutain
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