Technical details of the day
Hiking duration: 7 h 15 min
Cumulative Ascend Value: 1039 m
Cumulative Descend Value: 795 m
Map of the day
Curve of difference in heights
Details of the day
Got up at 5am with the sun and the Nepalese. An hour later, we started to walk always to avoid the hot hours. The morning began with an acrobatic descent through the rice fields. Indeed, to get through the different floors of rice fields, the improvised steps are not very large and with over 20 kilos on your back, you have to go very slowly (this is not the time to twist an ankle). Come down, we crossed a river and we saw a perfect location to put a tent. It seems that the place had been busy lately because there were still ashes of an ancient fire. Later, we learned that the two Israelis were the one who stopped there. We continued then with a very steep ascent on a road made of loose soil. This path must be a nightmare in case of rains.
The path descended towards the river where we passed regularly through small villages (sometimes the village is composed of one uninhabited house!). These villages must be rarely touch by the daylight. Indeed, they are in an area wedged between the mountains. It was also impossible to take any position measurement with the GPS. The forest became denser and the humidity increased dramatically. We took breakfast when we found a place to lay. The river was beautiful here with rocks carved by the waves. The trail continued to rise gently through the forest and we arrived at a village supposed to be at 2000 m on the map but we were less hight.
We went back into the forest that we did not leave until Boghara. During the journey, we were faced with many intersection, always choose the path that lets you follow the river as long as possible. Finally we saw an house surrounded by rice fields and there was still one final intersection. Take the path on the left as the one that starts on the right takes you down to the village where there is an isolated house.
It was our last night in a guesthouse. We slept at the entrance of the village in a house run by two seniors. We paid 200 rupees for the night for us both to have a wooden bed (the other times there was always blankets). That was okay we could use our first self-inflating mattresses and our downs. What a comfort:).
It was possible to take a good shower down in the village in the direction of the school. But do not dream it’s always at the fountain. Indeed, there were two big fountains. Take advantage of because it’s the last time you see a fountain to take a shower.
For our meal, we only ate our freeze-dried rations until the end of the trek. Although in fact it was quite possible to eat in the refuge to the base camp of Italians. For lack of information, we overestimated our rations and we were forced to eat them to ease our bag.
Pictures of the day