Day 5: Boghara – Dobang

Technical details of the day

Hiking duration: 6 h 15
Cumulative Ascend Value: 892 m
Cumulative Descend Value: 503 m

Map of the day

Curve of difference in heights

Curve of difference in heights of day 5 of the around Dhaulagiri trek: Boghara - Dobang

Curve of difference in heights of day 5 of the around Dhaulagiri trek: Boghara - Dobang

Details of the day

After exiting Boghara through rice fields, the day’s walk took place almost exclusively in the forest. The path was fairly clear but that part of the trek was not necessarily be the most enjoyable because of the humidity and the impression that the forest did not ending.

During the day, you will have the opportunity to walk along a path carved into the rock and named “steep stone path” on the map of Nepa Maps. This passage is not a problem because the road is relatively wide. However in case of rain, it is possible that it becomes very slippery. Once this transition complete, we returned back into the forest. Then the way passed near a small isolated hut where we took the opportunity to had a rest and took a breakfast.

Once sated, we continued our walk in the forest. There was plenty of water and some passages were very muddy. We were happy to have a GoreTex lining our shoes which helped to keep our feet dry. After few hours, we reached a small clearing. It was then at Lapchi Kharka which is nothing but a cow barn. We did not linger and continue our trip.

Finally, we leaved the forest at 2700 m but it was only temporary because we will then descend. After 5-10 minutes of walking, we arrived at Dobang. This is not a village but a haven in the middle of a meadow. The price to put the tent was 100 Rupees per person. It was also possible to order food during the “tourist season”. To wash, we must walk up along the river because near the camp, the water was not so clear (dung, …).

Pictures of the day

GPS data



  1. Icho Nikolov

    Hi Seb and Seb,

    I`m Icho from Bulgaria. It was real pleasure to read your diary. I found it very helpful cause me and 2 more friends are going to Nepal soon. We`ll probably trek to Dhaulagiri in the end of November. I have some questions about the trip, and will feel free to ask them 🙂 :
    1. We`ll be traveling by touring bikes from Katmandu to Pokhara and Beni. We hope to go as far as possible with the bikes cause the baggage is easy to be carried with it. Which village do you think is possible to reach with riding bike,we can do some bike-pushing sometimes, before continue by foot? At all how rideble is the trek?
    2. Do you think there is a possibility to leave the bikes at some guest-house for 2-3 days?
    3. where is the last place we can eat at guest-house? (beginning of December)
    4. where is the last village we can buy food for cooking it?
    5. we plan to reach only the Italian BC, or maximum French col (BC)! Do you think we`ll do it without crampons, rope and ice axe?

    That is for now.Thank you in advance!

    Greetings from Bulgaria.


    • Seb

      Hi Icho Nikolov,

      Before to answer, I have to warn you that to attempt the trek in the end of November is not the best.
      Indeed, the weather condition could be bad (heavy snow and very low temperatures).

      1. I assume that you have a good level in biking because the road between Katmandu and Beni is not flat and not always tar, so there is a lot of dust and the road is sometime tricky. Moreover, on this part of the road you should ride between a lot of cars, buses and trucks, which could be dangerous. The trail from Beni to Darbang (see Day 2: between Tatopani and Dharapani) is rideable. This is a bus trail. Far away it is not possible. Even locals have to carry their stuff with donkeys or on their backs.
      2. Regarding the possibility to leave your bike in a guesthouse, I think it could be possible but we cannot guaranty you because we did not ask to lease anything.
      3. The last place where you could eat and sleep in a guesthouse is Darbang. After we did not find any guesthouse. we were only hosted by villagers.
      4. The last village you can buy rice for cooking is Muri. As rice is also inhabits’ meal, it is not guaranty that you can by at this period as it is the beginning of winter period. The shelters on the trek will by closed at this period of the year.
      5. At this period, the trek will be more challenging because it is the beginning of winter and you could have a lot of snow on the trail. It is difficult to say at which stage you would have to stop because of the weather. As for as the mountaineering equipment, the walk on glacier without rope and axe could be dangerous if cracks are covered by snow.

      I don’t know if this is the best trek to do at this period. What is the goal of your trek (meet locals, view high montains, …) ?

      Regars and enjoy

      Fabi and Seb

      • Icho


        thanks for your fast reply! We“ll have in mind what you say! The aim f our trip is just travel with an idea to reach the 8 Base camps till March next year. We`ll respect the mountains and the weather and we hope it will let us see the highest peaks of the World. The bikes are instrument to move in Nepal. We`ll see. Do you have some more info about other treks in Nepal?



        • Seb


          That’s a great project. I hope that you will complete it. Unfortunately, I haven’t info about the other treks. In the forthcoming years, I hope that I will return in Nepal.



        • Spencer Rasmussen

          Hi Icho – I have a similar plan of approaching Dhaulagiri by bike. I’d love to know if leaving your bike at a guesthouse worked for you! Please let me know, either by commenting on this page or emailing spencer dot g dot rasmussen at gmail dot com


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