Bir Bahadur Ghale is a venerable person in the village. He earned his respect by bringing a leaping shift in the village by electrifying it. He was merely in his twenties when he led to electrify the entire village back in the early 90s. The electrification has brought remarkable economic and social transformation in the village . Young people, who had migrated out for work, have started returning to the village to run various businesses. This feat would not have been possible without electrification of the village. People in the village are grateful to Bir Bahadur’s venture of power production for transforming the village from a mundane village to a vibrant tourism destination.
You can go to Barpak on a Jeep. Or, you can go upto Baluwa/Chanaute on a bus and then trek up to Barpak. If you are going by Jeep, Barpak can be reached in one day from capital Kathmandu.
For the StoryCamp, we first drove to district headquarter Gorkha. We spent two days at the district headquarter as part of the camp. Then, we hiked to Barpak in two days. On the first day, we walked to Bhachchek via Chanaute. On the second day we hiked to Barpak from Bhachchek.