As we trekked uphill to reach the base of Langtang, locally known as Langtang Lirung, the air became thinner and thinner, temperature colder and colder, sky bluer and bluer; but the thinner air brought a warmth of nature – a sense of belonging to this beautiful land – we call Nepal. Langtang Lirung is the utmost peak of the Langtang range, belonging to the sub-range of the Mid Northern Himalayan range of Nepal residing southwest of the Shisha Pangma. Including the Jugal, the home of Shisha Pangma, the Langtang Himal composites the western portion of the range.
The road to where we were to begin the walk to Nagarkot was beautiful. The route we took to the mountain on which Nagarkot sits wound through valleys, over hills, past villages, and past a Hindu shrine.
It was raining when we reached Godamchaur, the base of Murali Mountain. The rain and blurriness in weather could not stop Dhilung and Suresh from taking quality pictures of the village life and nature. Our hope came true when clouds began to scatter and were blown away by the breeze- and sun rays could be seen now.