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Landruk (Nepal)

Practical information on Landruk

  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Sustainable Tourism
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
About 10km walk from Tolka
When to go
From October to November and February to May
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Landruk

Simon Hoffmann Seasoned Traveller
185 written opinions

Landruk is a little village at 1,500 metres altitude, on the trail that leads to the Annapurna base camp.

My suggestion:
If it's a clear day, stop off at one of the village's tea shops to admire the view whilst sipping a cup of chai...a well earned moment's rest before continuing the trek.
My review

Situated on the mountain's flank, in the middle of terraced rice fields that sculpt the landscape, the little village of Landruk has spectacular views over the countryside that forms part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. As you round the corner, you're met by a view of immense snowy peaks, so big that you think they're only a few kilometres away. Which is not the case - you've still got several days walk ahead of you.

By heading north, you'll reach the base camp of Machapuchare followed by Annapurna. If you decide to go west, the trail will lead you to the Modi Khola River, with a suspended bridge that leads to Ghandruk and, further on, Poon Hill. It's up to you to choose which way to head during your holiday in Nepal!

*After the devastating earthquakes that shook Nepal in April and May 2015 the country is slowly getting back on its feet. This article was written before these catastrophic events occurred.

Gaelle Vincent Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

A little village perched on the mountain, Landruk is the fifth stage of the Annapurna Balcony trek.

My suggestion:
If your trek route allows it, spend the night at Landruk; this peaceful village is less visited than Ghandruk which is opposite it on the other side of the valley.
My review

I really liked my stay in Landruk. After going down a lot of steps from Ghandruk, you reach the riverbed in the middle of terrace crops. Then you start climbing again to reach Landruk, on the mountainside, still in the middle of fields. The countryside is a pretty combination of mother nature's amazing mountains and the incredibly pretty man-made terraces.

If you are at the end of your trek, you have finished some difficult climbs with increasingly large numbers of steps. So make the most of your climb to Landruk to rest your knees which have seen nothing yet!

The lodges decorated with flowers in Landruk are welcoming, built out of traditional stone, and I was able to profit from this stage of the trip by conversing with my hosts and better understanding the local customs that I had discovered since the beginning of my stay in Nepal.

Tours and travel ideas Landruk

  • Adventure
Annapurna sunrise trek
Length 15 days Approx. $2,820
  • Off the beaten track
Annapurna and wildlife for families
Length 12 days Approx. $1,650
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