Barpak Village Tour

Barpak Village Tour

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

4N/5D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

1900 m.

Accomodation

Homestay

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Highlights

 

Cultural Experience: Barpak offers a unique opportunity to experience traditional Nepali culture and lifestyle. You can witness local customs, rituals, and daily life in the village.

Gurung Museum: The village has a Gurung Museum showcasing the traditional artifacts, clothing, and historical items related to the Gurung community, which is the predominant ethnic group in this region.

Scenic Beauty: Barpak is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by hills and mountains. The natural beauty of the area, with terraced fields and traditional houses, is a highlight for nature lovers and photographers.

Reconstruction Efforts: Following the earthquake in 2015, Barpak underwent significant reconstruction. A tour could include insights into the rebuilding process and the resilience of the community.

Local Cuisine: You can try traditional Gurung cuisine, which often includes dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), local vegetables, and various pickles. Engaging in a homestay experience might offer a chance to taste authentic local dishes.

Gurung Heritage Trail: The Gurung Heritage Trail is a trekking route that includes Barpak. It allows you to explore other Gurung villages, providing a comprehensive cultural and trekking experience.

Interaction with Locals: Meeting and interacting with the friendly locals can be a highlight of your visit. It offers a chance to learn about their daily lives, traditions, and the challenges they faced during and after the earthquake.

Historical Sites: Barpak may have historical sites, including old temples and monuments, that reflect the village’s rich history.

Barpak Village Tour Overview

Barpak Village Tour underwent a profound transformation following the devastating earthquakes of April 25, 2015, measuring 7.9 magnitudes, and May 12, 2015, measuring 7.3 magnitudes. This picturesque village of Braves was swiftly turned into chaos by the relentless force of nature. The first earthquake had its epicenter here, resulting in collapsed houses and numerous casualties. However, the village is now in the process of reconstruction and revival. The natural beauty, cultural richness, and the warm hospitality of its people remain unchanged. Despite the physical losses, Barpak has taken on a new form post-destruction. The village is ready to welcome tourists, allowing them to experience its enduring charm.

Barpak, situated at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level, is one of the villages in Gorkha, located 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Gorkha Bazaar. In historical times, when Nepal was divided into various states, Barpak was ruled by the Ghale king. The homeland of the late Captain Gaje Ghale, honored with the Victoria Cross, Barpak was visited by Dr. Roman Herzog, the President of Germany, in 1997. With approximately 1200 households and a population of around 15,000, the village relies on agriculture, and many men pursue careers in the British Gurkhas, Singapore Police, Indian Army, Nepal Army, or work in other countries. Basic infrastructure, including paved trails, water taps, drainage, public toilets, electricity, communications, health, and security facilities, has been restored. Barpak, with its vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery, is now open for a new adventurous experience.

The village’s cleanliness and landscape add value to its natural beauty. The view of Buddha Himal from one side and the panoramic sight of Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Siringe Himal, Manaslu Himal, and Himchuli from Mumche hill are awe-inspiring. The rivers, particularly the Daraundi River cutting through a deep gorge of tropical jungle, captivate with their engrossing beauty. Adventurous souls can trek to Narad Pokhari (4,500 m) from Barpak in two days, considered a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Barpak is predominantly inhabited by Ghales and Gurungs, with minorities of Sunars and Pariyars. The houses are constructed with stones, and the people celebrate festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Maghe Sankranti, Pandhra Poush, and Baisakh Purnima. While Barpakis have their own native language, some can understand and speak English. The village is a melting pot of Buddhists, Hindus, and people of other religions, creating a colorful mosaic. Temples, monasteries, and even a church can be found in the village. Barpak now offers a perfect homestay experience, complemented by the jaw-dropping landscape of snow-covered mountains.

Gorkha Bazaar is approximately 156 km from Kathmandu and 125 km from Pokhara, taking over five hours to drive from Kathmandu. Barpak can be accessed via the Prithivi Highway, connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara. From Abukhaireni, adjacent to the Prithivi Highway, a gravel road leads to ‘Barah Kilo,’ and after an enjoyable seven-hour trek via Mandre, one can reach Barpak. The trek through the mountain wilderness promises a rewarding experience.

Detail Itinerary

This is 4 nights and 5 Days tour starts from Kathmandu to Barpak and visit Kathmandu and Barpak Village.

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    Location:

    Barpak is situated in the Gorkha District of Nepal, approximately 190 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. It is located at an altitude of around 1,900 meters (6,233 feet) above sea level.

    Gurung Community:

    Barpak is primarily inhabited by the Gurung community, one of the ethnic groups in Nepal. The Gurungs have a rich cultural heritage, and you can experience their traditions and lifestyle during your visit.

    2015 Earthquake:

    Barpak gained international attention as the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The earthquake caused widespread destruction in the region, including Barpak. Since then, the village has been undergoing reconstruction efforts.

    Gurung Museum:

    Barpak features a Gurung Museum that displays traditional artifacts, clothing, and historical items related to the Gurung culture. The museum provides insights into the rich heritage of the community.

    Gurung Heritage Trail:

    Barpak is part of the Gurung Heritage Trail, a trekking route that covers several Gurung villages in the region. This trail offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultural and natural beauty of the area while trekking through picturesque landscapes.

    Reconstruction Efforts:

    In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, Barpak became a focal point for reconstruction efforts. Various organizations and the local community have been working together to rebuild homes, schools, and infrastructure.

    Homestay Opportunities:

    Visitors to Barpak often have the chance to stay in traditional Gurung homes, providing an authentic cultural experience. Homestays allow guests to immerse themselves in the local way of life, taste traditional cuisine, and interact closely with the residents.

    Natural Beauty:

    The village is surrounded by scenic landscapes, including terraced fields, lush greenery, and panoramic views of the Himalayas. The natural beauty of Barpak makes it an attractive destination for nature lovers and trekkers.

    Local Festivals:

    Barpak celebrates various festivals throughout the year, showcasing traditional dances, music, and religious ceremonies. If your visit coincides with a local festival, it can be a great opportunity to witness and participate in the festivities.

    Accessibility:

    Barpak is accessible by road, but the conditions of the roads may vary. It’s advisable to check the current status of road conditions before planning your journey.

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