Barpak village is located upon the hill top about 1900 meter high from sea level at north of Gorkha approximately 47 KM away from Gorkha Bazaar. Barpak is famous as village of late VC Capt. Gage Ghale who won highest honors Victoria Cross medal in Second World War in Burma. He was also decorated with Nepal Tara by late King of Nepal.
There is local myth that there was Ghale king who ruled Barpak and surroundings Gorkaha. It used to be trail for salt traded between Tibetans and Newares of Kathmandu in the early day of 1400 BC. During the unification campaign let by Shaha dynasty of Nepal by king Drabya Shah and Prithibi Narayan Shah they called Ghale King for peace talk and was believed to be tricked and moped out in Nimel on the sandy bank of Daraudhi River.
Barpak has nearly 1200 households and nearly 15 thousand populations mainly with Ghale and Gurung tribes. There are small numbers of Kami, Damai and Sunar in the village serving the community from generation after generation.
Barpak has sole history significance despite its isolation from mainstream politics and bustling city. Its breath taking natural beauty has melted s many heart and drawn so many people from around the world. It has been visited by German chancellor Dr. Roman Herzog in early 97. The unique sloppy shape of the village with clustered stone tile-roofed housed believe to be the reason behind main attractions to the people wishing to visit Barpak once they have seen pictures of Barpak. Barpak is one of the stopover village routes of trekking around Manaslu. Peak has attracted countless tourist with is genuine hospitality of and natural beauty.
The 7.8 magnitude Earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 which center point was in Barpak has left a terrible trail of death, destruction and desperation, unsurpassed in the history of Barpak. The latest statistics show that over 68 people lost their lives, many sustained injuries, nearly 1200 houses collapsed and around 6,000 people displaced from their homes. The earthquake has further caused a devastating blow to Nepal's fledgling economy with tremendous losses in terms of property, assets and infrastructures. It is very basic home stay now and many of house are going to rebuild so that one of the unique ways to help Barpak people and Nepal in this difficult time seems to be by visiting Barpak. Because whatever you spend on your visit will directly benefit Barpak people who are living in remote villages and who have suffered the most.
Day 01 :Kathmandu to Gorkha by tourist coach, overnight hotel.
Early morning we drive to Gorkha 141 KM 5 hours transfer to Hotel than after we climb to GorakhNath, Gorkha Kalika Temple 45 minutes. Explore the temple and Durbar of late King Prithivi Narayan Shah the founder of Nepal. Return to Hotel dinner overnight.
Day 02 :Gorkha Bazaar to Barpak by 4 wheel drive overnight Home stay.
Our four wheel is ready to pick up your own way journey to Barpak village in dry season. It takes 4 hours drive then we will be in Barpak village. In the monsson season we drive to Baluwa by local bus and 2-3 hours hiking to reach Barpak village. The local communities people are welcome you and bring at Local home. On the evening join local cultural dance programs overnight in home stay.
Day 03 :Explore the Barpak village overnight Home stay
Early morning walk up for the best picture. Explore the Barpak village, there you can visit local monastery, school, museum, the view point, earthquake disaster areas, hydro-electricity plant, learn local culture and custom, Overnight at Local home
Day 04 :Barpak to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
After the breakfast we start our tour to Kathmandu by Jeep and bus 8 hours drive. In the raining season we need to walk to Baluwa to take local bus, transfer to hotel, overnight in Kathmandu.