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Barpak Trekking

Barpak Village
  1. 11 Day(s)

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu and Tea houses during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 times foods a day during trekking

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Transportation:Private Car and Local Bus

Group Size:02-10

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About Trip

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 Trekking is the newly formed trekking route in Nepal especially for those groups who have the bold interest to visit the center point of earthquake 2015 April 25. The Barpak Gaun lies in the northern part of Nepal. Actually, it is the epicenter of Earthquake 25 April 2015 and located on top of the hilly area in the Gorkha district with the elevation of 1900 m. It is almost 45km far from the Gorkha Bazaar. The village is mainly populated by the Ghale people who are a kind of ethnic groups. We have well known about the history of Gaje Ghale who 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.

Basically, the Barpak Trekking begins from Baluwa after having almost 7 hours of driving from Kathmandu. Then your trek starts along the road ways at first just for the half an hour and joins the steep ascending path through the forest ways. The continuation of your ascending takes you at the earthquake epicenter 2015 i.e. the Barpak Village. This is a very large village with almost 1450 houses and mostly the inhabitants are served in Indian, British and in Nepali army. The village offers the very stunning views of Buddha Himal with an elevation of 6142 m. There is the availability of home stay, normal hotels and the 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 ways 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 complimented by the awe struck 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 the greeneries.

Rising Adventure has a smart and the experience trekking guides who especially belong to the Gorkha district nearby Barpak Village. For more details about the Barpak Trekking, please contact us.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrives in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfers to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 :Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Drive to Baluwa (6-7 hrs drive). Overnight in Baluwa.

Day 04 : Trek to Barpak Gaun (5 hrs walk)

Day 05 : Rest at Barpak Gaun

Day 06 : Trek to Laprak (5 hrs walk). Overnight in Laprak.

Day 07 :Trek to Gumda (4.30 hrs walk). Overnight in Gumda.

Day 08 :Trek to Machchhakhola (6-7hrs walk). Overnight in Machchhakhola.

Day 09 :Trek to Sotikhola (7 hrs walk). Overnight in Sotikhola.

Day 10 :Drive back to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs drive). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Final Departure

Cost Include

  • 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 Exclude

  • 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"

Departure Note

Rising adventure customizes your trip at any time according to your time and desires. Please, contact us for more details.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:Arrives in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfers to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu After your arrival at the Trivuwan International Airport in Nepal, you are welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: 3-star Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in KathmanduThis 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 about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Baluwa (6-7 hrs drive). Overnight in Baluwa.After having a breakfast, you have a long drive to Baluwa Village from the Kathmandu. The journey goes along the Prithivi Highway at first and takes the U turn from Abu Kharaini and heads forward till to Baluwa by passing the Gorkha Bazaar. In most of the ways, you enjoy the natural beauty of hillside, mountains, greeneries, roadways, waterways and so on.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Barpak Gaun (5 hrs walk)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 shortcul 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 mountains.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 05: Rest at Barpak GaunThis 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.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Laprak (5 hrs walk). Overnight in Laprak.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.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 07:Trek to Gumda (4.30 hrs walk). Overnight in Gumda.Today, you continue your trek to Gumda where the only the lodges are available. Anyway, the trek leads you along the up and down hill for some times and the easy gradual walk until at Gumda village. On the way, you are surrounded by the mountain views.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 08:Trek to Machchhakhola (6-7hrs walk). Overnight in Machchhakhola.Today, you follow the downhill totally and reach at Machchhakhola. En route, you follow the forests of Sal and the Pine. In Machchhakhola, you get the facility of normal hotels.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 09:Trek to Sotikhola (7 hrs walk). Overnight in Sotikhola.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 at Sotikhola.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs drive). Overnight in Kathmandu.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 as your first day roadways.

Included meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star Hotel

Day 11: Final DepartureToday 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.

Included meals: Breakfast

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.


You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While in trekking to Barpak Village, you will spend your nights at local tea houses or at Hostel in terms of availability. In addition, you will be provided rooms with twin share basis in most of the places during your trek.


During your trip to Barpak, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on the basis of menu of local  tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period; however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Care

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements

Barpak Trekking is a risky trail. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Gorkha district. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Best Seasons

Trekking to Barpak is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons as the views are more clear. However, no any seasons are required for the Barpak Trekking. You can do it in any seasons in accordance with your holidays.

Responsible Tourism

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the client’s troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Additional Information

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