Barpak – Laprak Trek with School Project

Barpak Laprak Trekking

It’s the experience of unparalleled beauty, where your eyes can feast on the enthralling beauty of nature; it’s the experience of adventure, where every step encourages another step to move forward without looking back, it’s the experience of a peaceful life away from the usual skyscrapers. Moreover, this time it’s also an experience of hardship, where your eyes can witness the earthquake life of people in the remote villages of Gorkha, Barpak, Laprak, Gumda, and Lapu. The beauty, culture, and hospitality of these villages in the Gorkha district of Nepal have never failed to attract tourists in the past. However, the destructive earthquake on 25 April 2015 very badly shattered the settlement making almost everyone homeless, jobless, and hopeless.

Therefore, this trek recommended by Dream Adventure trek is designed to attract your attention to these areas to help these people get back to normalcy while helping you fulfill their dreams of trekking the trails of Nepal. Despite the destruction, the remote track, the Himalayan panorama, the diverse scenery, and the unique culture are very welcoming and the people here are still ready to serve their guests with the best they can offer.

Starting in Kathmandu, this 11-day Barpak Trek with Project in School itinerary will take you to the five main beautiful Gorkha villages, Barpak, Laprak, Gumda, Lapu, and Lapubesi, where along with the beauty of nature you can also enjoy the culture, tradition, settlement and the hospitality of Gurung people. The Kathmandu city tour is also included in the same package. Since the lodges were destroyed by the earthquake; this trek is a homestay trek with local food and accommodation with very basic amenities. However, a full board is ensured during the trek. Local transportation is available up (the starting point of the trek to the Ending) and from Lapubesi village (the ending point of the trek). Private jeep can be arranged on request but requires extra cost.

This trek is perfect for students and anyone looking to do a little volunteer work, while on their way to making a memorable holiday. Come with a group and get a special discount. You can also customize the itinerary as per your requirements and we guarantee 100% departure on each customized package. This trip can be planned at any time of the year. Moreover, for people who are looking for a purely adventurous trek, we offer some of the best deals on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu trekking packages. Enjoy! Namaste


On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by a Dream Adventure Treks representative and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

Leaving Kathmandu Valley you take a long drive to Barpak in Gorkha district. As your vehicle leaves the city, the road dips down and follows a serpentine trail. Enjoy delightful views of rural settlements, rolling hills, and snow-capped peaks stretching on the horizon. Your journey takes you to Gorkha District, an area that occupies an important place in Nepalese history. The unification of modern Nepal began in this mountainous region when Prithivi Narayan Shah, a Gorkha King began his campaign from the hills of Gorkha. The Shah dynasty ruled over Nepal for more than 200 years. The last monarch of Nepal belonged to this dynasty. The vehicle weaves through Barah Kilo, a bustling bazaar area. From here it takes around 4 hours to reach Barpak village. Another historic village, Barpak was the stronghold of the Ghale kings who controlled the trade route that weaved through the Buri Gandaki valley. In the olden days, many travelers and traders traveled to Tibet via the Buri Gandaki valley.

Inhabited by Ghales, Gurungs, Chettris, Brahmin, and others, Barpak is one of the largest villages in the Gorkha district. This hillside village was the epicenter of the deadly earthquake that rocked Nepal on 25 April 2015. After the earthquake, out of 1,200 homes, only four buildings were left standing. Hundreds of villagers lost their lives. The survivors are trying their best to rebuild their lives. Your stay in this village will help revive the local economy. You will be staying at a lodge run by a local.

Overnight in Barpak

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Altitude:1,915 m
  • Time:7-8 hours

We leave the village of Barpak and head towards Laprak, a Gurung village. The trail goes uphill through a rhododendron forest. Follow a gentle ascent to Bhoshu Khang (2,800m), from where you enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal. After reaching Bhoshu Khang we follow a downward trail to Laprak Village. En route, we walk past Gupsi Danda, a new settlement built to shelter survivors of the earthquake. A Gurung settlement, Laprak village was nearly destroyed by the deadly 2015 earthquake. New buildings have cropped up and there are few local lodges offering food and accommodation to travelers stopping at Laprak. The stunning summit of Manaslu mountain is visible from this village.

Overnight in Laprak

  • Accommodation:Lodge in Laprak
  • Altitude:2,105 m
  • Time:4.30 hours

Today the trek will be short and easy as well. You will cross a suspension bridge at the end of the village. Then you will be passing through terraced farmland and quite beautiful forests. You will again cross a suspension bridge in the middle of a forest. After some time, you will continue walking through the terraced farmlands until you reach the beautiful village of Gumda inhabited by the Gurung community.

Overnight in Gumda!

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Altitude:1,900
  • Time:3.30 hours

Today you will take a slow ascent to Baira Dada through the terraced farms, the cemetery of the village, and the dense forest. From there, you will descend to Nauli Khola. On this trail, you will be likely to encounter wild animals like Deer and White Monkeys. Then taking a short ascent and descent along the forested trail, you will reach Lapu Village.

From Lapu village, you will see beautiful snowcapped mountains, Budhi Gandaki to the bottom, rock cliffs, waterfalls, and a couple of villages presenting us with beautiful sceneries. You will descend all the way to Lapu via the rocky cliff trail mixed with forest trail you will reach Lapubesi village on the edge of the Budhi Gandaki River.

Overnight in Lapubesi.

  • Accommodation:Lodge in Lapubesi
  • Altitude:860 m
  • Time:6 hours


Overnight in Lapubesi!

  • Accommodation:Lodge in Lapubesi

Overnight in Lapubesi!

  • Accommodation:Lodge

Overnight in Lapubesi!

  • Accommodation:Lodge

After having breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu passing by Arkhet and Arughat and cross Arkhet Khola. Then after leaving Arughat Bazar behind, you will leave Budhi Gandaki Valley and head to Malekhu via Dhading Besi. Finally, you will join the Prithvi Highway continuing to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:6-7 hours

After breakfast, we drive to Soyambhunath, Baudhanath, and Pashupatinath then back to the Hotel free in the Afternoon. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel

Today; our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your onward flight. If you have a late flight, please note that the hotel check-out time is 11 a.m.

    Cost Details
    • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Guest House or Similar)
    • Kathmandu - Barpak by tourist Bus
    • Local transportation airport arrival and departure
    • Three times meals with hot drinks and Accommodation during the 5-day trek
    • Government-licensed English-speaking trek Guide. For more than 5 trekkers, 1 assistant guide
    • Porter to help carry luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter, The maximum weight limit for a porter- is 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non-essential items in your hotel.
    • Covers guide' and porters' wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
    • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
    • Manasalu Conservation permit
    • TIMS
    • Seasonal fresh fruits every day
    • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
    • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
    • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt
    • 3 days project in school
    • International flight costs
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
    • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek and Projects.
    • Personal expenses ( snacks, boiled bottled water, cold drinks, hot shower, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery recharge fee, during in treks, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear
    • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
    • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
    • Necessary project items as extra