On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, also recognized as the Gorkha Earthquake, hit Nepal without caution. Killing 9,000 people and harming more than 23,000, it is the most awful natural disaster to happen in the country since 1934. Followed by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12, almost 400 after-shocks, and still counting, Nepal sustained a major setback caused by the loss of people and property. Rebuild Gorkha Trek is an opportunity for benevolent people to volunteer in the earthquake affected areas of Gorkha district including Barpak, the epicenter of 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
Rebuild Gorkha is a 10-day trip to which starts from Kathmandu. You drive along the Trishuli River towards Dhading Besi, followed by an uneven 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat alongside Budhi Gandaki River on the bumpy trail, and hike up to Soti Khola. Later, you pass rice paddies before ascending to the attractive Gurung village of Lapubesi and then to Machha Khola. You enter the earthquake affected areas as you arrive at Gumda village. It is a traditional settlement in the hilly region. We can see the consequences of the great earthquake of 2015 in Gumda.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Program briefing and preparation
Day 03 : Drive to Arkhet and hike to Soti Khola (6 hrs drive) (1 and 1/2 hour trek)
Day 04 :Trek to Machha Khola (7 hours walk)
Day 05 : Machha Khola to Gumda (7 hours)
Day 06 :Gumda to Laprak (4 hours)
Day 07 : Laprak to Barpak (4hours)
Day 08 : Barpak exploration
Day 09 : Hike to Baluwa and drive to Kathmandu
Day 10 : Departure Day