Day 9 – Gandruk to Landruk
Gandruk to Landruk via Forest Camp.
7:00 to 14:00. 7hrs walking.
Decided to escape Nepal’s tourist trails to venture in to the deep forests and head To Forest Camp (Kokar) [2,550 m].Walked down from Gandruk crossing the river and up to Landruk. This took 1.5hrs.
The first tea house we came to had Fanta in a fridge for 100rs. The Fridge was even on and so nice and cool. Had a drink, located the signed marking the Kokar track and off we went.
Missed a turn on way out. Ended following a track and ending up in farming area. This brought delight to local boys in the field who were happy to laugh at us. Backtracked to get back on track but lost 1.5hrs. The point I missed was very well marked. Once back on track set off up the hill. Keeping careful eyes on markers to ensure no more issues. Got to the top of the ridge with great views,
Weather was coming in and we were down to 1.5l of water so decided to go back Landruk.