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.
This is best part to let others coordinate the Hike, there is someone who has to worry first and manage the route accordingly. For me, I was ready to hike, come hell or high water. Finally, the team had a decision to change the destination: Naubise- Tistung- Palung-Daman-Simvanjyang. Though a little shattered for not being able to Hike to Gorkha, we still had reasons to keep up the spirit. I had never been to Daman as well. After all it was a two-day hike and we had enough time to feel the fine landscape.
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.