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Barpak is a village situated in the northern part of the Gorkha district of Nepal, in the Barpak village development committee. It is inhabited by Gurungs, Ghales, Sunars, Pariyars and others.[1]


2015 earthquake[edit]

Being close to the epicentre and lodged on a steep hillside, the village was extremely hard hit by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.[2] Reports say less than 10 of 1,200 homes remain standing.[3]


  1. ^ "BARPAK (Gorkha)". Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ Kaphle, Anup (27 April 2015). "The picturesque village of Barpak was at the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake. Now it's flattened". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ Bhonsle, Anubha; Bhardwaj, Rajesh (29 April 2015). "Barpak, the village of legendary Gorkha soldiers almost destroyed in Nepal earthquake". IBN (video). CNN-IBN. Retrieved 3 May 2015.

Coordinates: 28°12′N 84°45′E / 28.200°N 84.750°E / 28.200; 84.750