Barpak Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the epicenter of Earthquake 25 April 2015
  • Visit the renowned Gorkha districts and the residence and their customs
  • Get the very closer views of Ganesh Himal
  • Discover the Buddha Himal and the Mt. Manaslu

Barpak Trek is the newly formed trekking route in Nepal. It is designed especially for those groups who have a bold interest to visit the epicenter of the Nepal earthquake 2015 on April 25.

The Barpak Gaun lies in the northern part of Nepal. It is the epicenter of the Earthquake 25 April 2015 and located on top of the hilly area in the Gorkha district with an elevation of 1900 m. It is almost 45km far from the Gorkha Bazaar.

Ghale people are the main inhabitance of this village who is a kind of ethnic group. We have well known about the history of Gaje Ghale. He was a Nepalese Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

The Barpak Trekking begins from Baluwa after having almost 7 hours of driving from Kathmandu. Then your trek starts along with the roadways at first just for half an hour. Then it joins the steep ascending path through the forest ways. The continuation of your ascending takes you to the earthquake epicenter 2015 i.e. the Barpak Village.

This is a very large village with almost 1450 houses. Mostly the inhabitants of this place are served in Indian, British, and in Nepali army. The village offers very stunning views of Buddha Himal with an elevation of 6142 m. There is the availability of homestay, normal hotels, and camping areas too. The main production of this area is oak, potato, and paddy, and so on.

The trek to Laprak is a little bit hard walk as you need to go up and up almost all the way through the pine trees. Then you enter the new settlement of Laprak Gaun. The prime attraction of this village is the earthquake-affected sector and it is complemented by the awestruck sceneries of Mt. Manaslu, Buddha Himal, and the very closer Ganesh Mountain.

Your trekking goes through the down and up hills along the jungle and adjoins the Dhading district at Sotikhola which is a Manaslu trekking starting point. From there, you trek down to the Arughat and have a long drive to Kathmandu. En route, you enjoy the hillside, rivers, and greeneries.

Rising Adventure has smart and experienced trekking guides who especially belong to the Gorkha district near Barpak Village. For more details, please contact us.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, you are welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa, and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members. 

    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Drive to Baluwa (6-7 hrs)

    After having breakfast, you have a long drive to Baluwa Village from Kathmandu. The journey goes along the Prithivi Highway at first and takes the U-turn from Abu Kharaini and heads forward till to Baluwa bypassing the Gorkha Bazaar. In most of the ways, you enjoy the natural beauty of hillside, mountains, greeneries, roadways, waterways and so on.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Baluwa
  • Day 04: Trek to Barpark (5 hrs)

    This is the trekking starting day. After having breakfast, you begin your trekking. Normally, there are the two ways to go to the village of Barpak i.e. from not paved motorways and the shortcut hilly areas. However, you walk along the roadways for almost 30 min at first and then ascend steeply through the Sal forest till at Barpak. On the way, you enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Barpak
    • 1900 m
  • Day 05: Rest at Barpak

    This is the rest day. So, you can explore the earthquake-affected areas and the culture of local people too. Furthermore, the village shows the much beautiful and closer views of Buddha Himal.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Barpak
    • 1900 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Laprak (5 hrs)

    This is a little bit difficult day as you are going to walk more steeply most of the time till to Laprak through the pine forest. The village is destroyed totally, so you spend your night at the new settlement area which is situated nearby the old settlement. The village offers the very close views of Ganesh Himal and others too like Manaslu and the Buddha Himal. After reaching there, you get the time to discover the village.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Laprak
    • 2300 m
  • Day 09: Trek to Gumda (4.30 hrs)

    Today, you continue your trek to Gumda where only the lodges are available. Anyway, the trek leads you along with the up and downhill for some time and the easy gradual walk until at Gumda village. On the way, you are surrounded by mountain views.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Laprak
    • 1800 m
  • Day 10: Trek to Machchhakhola (6-7 hrs)

    Today, you follow the downhill totally and reach Machchhakhola. En route, you follow the forests of Sal and the Pine. In Machchhakhola, you get the facility of normal hotels.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Machchhakhola
    • 869 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Sotikhola (7 hrs)

    Your trail walks on the downhill and the uphill through the forest along the cascading waterfalls. You cross the thrilling suspension bridges and pass some villages too including the Gurung Gaun. Finally, you reach Sotikhola. It is the Manaslu Circuit Trekking starting point.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Sotikhola
    • 710 m
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs)

    This is the ending day of your trekking so, you have a long drive to Kathmandu. En route, you pass the beautiful Arughat village which can also be chosen as the trekking ending point. However, you have a driving along the hilly area till to Malekhu, a Bazaar popular for fish. From there, your journey joins the Prithvi Highway till to Kathmandu as similar to your first day roadways.

    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 13: Final Departure

    Today is your final day in Nepal as you are going back to your homeland. So, you are dropped to the International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal by our staff almost 3 hours before your flight schedule.

    • Breakfast

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to his/her requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Baluwa and Soti Khola to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)a day during the trekking period
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (weight restrictions apply)
  • All the necessary paper works
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for monument places
  • All your personal expenses
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"
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