Trekking gives me more than exercise
Langtang Moutain Travel Blog› entry 8 of 13 › view all entries
Oct. 18, 07
Can say that I almost made a mistake if I didn't continue this trek. The first day was a hard day but the days after were normal.
We had to walk 3 days to reach the top and stayed there for two days and back for 3 days. Each day had different weather. On the first day was rainning so hard. I can use everything I bought. But after that was just cold. I really love the view!!! When I saw the moutain which was far apart from my sight, thought, how could I reach there? But we did.
And I don't know which word I can describe the fantastic Langtang Valley. The houses are built of stone with roofs of wooden boards weighted down by rocks! A village which far a way from the city hundreds miles where we can find easy going, easy living and peaceful people.
Isn't it nice now to sit in the heart of the village, stay in the sun, look far away while people are passing by and greetting us with "Namaste"? We came long way to this and what we saw, the feeling we touched have made us relax immediately we reached.
"I want to live here" , I whispered myself.
I asked them if it possible? They said this is a national park. The houses were belonged to their grand grand fathers/mothers. They are grandsons, sons, daughters, so they can live here but no one can buy the land or the house here.
Each level, everything is more expensive.
Not too many tourists here and most of them are an older persons. I wondered if my mom and dad can do it? They are between 50-60 years old. I'd like them to come here and to see what I've seen. It's really beautiful. Ok, I live in a hot country surrounds with the sea. My moutains are not so beautiful like this place where is more wonderful when it's covering by snow.
Ratna told us Trekking in winter or around March-May are the best time. Because in winter you will see the snow and from March it's not too cold.
He has 11 children. Only him that works for the family. Now he's getting older so travel agency doesn't want to hire him anymore. He told us if we had a chance to come back or if we had some friends who wanted to trek, please introduce him to them.
We still have to trek to the highest of Langtang, day four. Today was not that bad because just 3 hours walking. This morning I heard the voices of people singing something.
The groom looked at me when I shot ... nice really. The bride is so beautiful :) If you can see her costume, wow! They said it's influenced by their Tibetian neighbors. Long tailored chuba over a shirt, a syama of colorful striped wool behind with a cap with triangular side pieces. They call it a distinctive feature of the woman's dress. Also the man, as Samba costume, Tibetian style but the groom has more decorations.
It was nice to see local ceremony of the wedding. I think we started a good day today.