Langtang Moutain Travel Blog› entry 7 of 13 › view all entries
Oct. 17, 07
I was totally wrong with my shoes, we started the first day of trekking with rain. So my sneaker was so wet and it's colder when we walked up higher. As I told you, the first day was so hard.There had many steps which weren't easy to climb up. My energy was drop down. I was thinking, is it worth to go up there? Do i really want to trek? Why do I have to be so torture like this??? ... I was thinking like that, really!
Should take about 6-7 hours to go to the first camp but we took about 8-9 hours. Because of me. Our team ; Ale, Ratna, Samba and Me. Three of them are more stronger than me, even Ratna who is older than me for 28 years! He was the one who always waited for me and 400 meters before reached the camp, he helped me carry my backpack!!!! I really don't wanna do but if I don't, can't imagine how would be.
I knew on that day that I am really OLD!!!!!
Finally we reached the camp!! There has many hostels to stay. Our place was Tibetian guesthouse. (Many guesthouses here has the same name "Tibetian"!) Here is nice. The owner are tibetian who lived in Nepal now. They cooked good food!! :)
The room is not big and no light after sunset, they use solar power. That means NO WARM WATER! :D But i don't care because I don't want to take a shower anyway. Ale brought me hot water to put my feet in it because they were bloody cold by after covered by wet sneakers. for many hours. I was weak. I was tired. Then I decided to say something that I shouldn't say .....
"Ale, I'm sorry but I really can't do trekking anymore.
I don't know. But yes, Ratna and Sambe - how about them? And Ale wanted to trek. He still had energy to walk for sure. And we already paid. We wanted to come to trek. We agreed to come here for 8 days but would it stop just only the weakest me???? What about Ratna? If we stopped trekking, would the travel agent pay for him full time? What about Samba who decided to leave his family to earn some more money for his children??? And what about me? Why am I so weak? I am not going to die, just feel free and enjoy walking, can I? Really I want to go back? Really I don't want to see how beautiful Langtang is? Really I don't wanna meet wonderful Nepalis in the moutain??
"Sorry", this word came from my mouth.
He looked at me and smiled.
That night, we had good food with other tourists. We met Swiss woman and her guide again. Just 8 o'clock but it's really dark and it's time to go to bed because tomorrow we had to leave at 7am - that meant I had to wake up at 6.30am!
Normally I am an insomnia person but in this trekking trip, i fell asleep since my head touched the pillow!