Sarangkot, being one of the most admired destinations for those who arrive in Pokhara. It is one of Pokhara’s most popular hill stations and also the best viewpoint near the city of Pokhara. Sarangkot is eminent for its sweeping view on Mount Dhaulagiri(8167m), Mount Annapurna (8091m), Mount Manaslu(8163m) and more than 20 other mountains over 6000 meters high which lies on the altitude of 1600m on the western side of Pokhara.
You will witness an amazing view of Phewa Lake from the extreme north to the south. Besides the scenic landscape of the mountains and Phewa Lake, you will also be experiencing peaceful local village life.
There is a view tower at the top and a few refreshment tea shops. The best hiking spot around Pokhara Valley is Sarangkot, with stunning sunrise and sunset views and a great paragliding spot.
You can hike to Sarangkot all through the day, but if you want to see the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset, you can allocate your time accordingly. You can visit two spots there: the viewpoint and the summit. You can have the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peak from the viewpoint. From the summit, there is a 360-degree mesmerizing view. It’s about 50 meters to the observation deck from the “summit” parking lot, and it takes about 5-10 minutes to walk. The stairs are in very good condition. The perception deck is found around 1,400 meters above sea level.
On the off chance that you are feeling for it go for a three-hour hiking trip, Naudada village, which lies in Annapurna region could be another destination. Naudanda is a hillside with typical settlements, and the view from here is wonderful. There you will surely get a homely feeling with the nearby individuals (local people) and their method of living.Naudanda is at a height of 1600meters, from where we can see stunning perspectives on Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, the Annapurna reach and Machhapuchhare which make an exemplary Himalayan scene, particularly on a cool, clear morning. Toward the south, we can peer down over Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake The landscape is sensational from this vantage perspective. After finishing the climbing you will be getting back to the departure point, have packed snacks and drive back to respective Hotels.
The enchanting factor of Sarangkot is:
Wildlife viewing: Sarangkot provide creature viewing, and there’s also a possibility that you may see a tiger or leopard living in the neighbourhood and sometimes making themselves visible.
Zipline: The starting point of an adventurous sport, Zip line, starts from Sarangkot and gets down to the valley beneath.
Hiking: The path leading to Pokhara makes for a good day of hiking and the muddy roads around Sarangkot go through some traditional little villages.
Paragliding: Sarangkot has been named one of the world’s best paragliding locations in recent years. Paragliding in Nepal can be a genuinely tremendous and satisfying experience for an undertaking seeker. An excursion will take you through probably the best scenes on earth, as you share the air space with the Himalayan griffin vultures, birds, kites and buoy over towns, cloisters, sanctuaries, lakes and wildernesses, with a phenomenal perspective on the magnificent Himalayas. Paragliding is another adventurous activity that is taking place in Nepal to entertain visitors. The travel is for at least 30 to 45 minutes, which would be an unforgettable experience for the rest of our lives. The pilot would illustrate and demonstrate its use to those who want to find out what paragliding is all about, so it will be easy for everyone to control the glider. The best time for paragliding in Nepal is from April to October. The tentative cost for Paragliding is around Rs. 6,000 to 8,000.
You will be pick up from your hotel and transfer you to the hiking start point which lies near the LakeSide at around 7:30 am.
We will start the journey towards the Viewpoint of Sarangkot. It will take around 2- 3 hours (walk) to reach the top of ViewPoint.
In between the breakfast is provided to the trekkers which are included in the package. Trekkers there can have a short break and rest at a restaurant.
Throughout the journey, trekkers can view the pinnacles of Annapurna Himalayan Range and Dhaulagiri Range with different other Mountains. The profound valley with green timberland, cultivated land, traditional houses adds more features to the views from Sarangkot
After exploring the Sarangkot ViewPoint, the trip is completed. Now we’re going back to Pokhara from where we will retrace steps at our respective hotels.
The viewing platform in Sarangkot is technically open from 5:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. Sunrise or sunset time is the perfect spot for pictures and visibility.
Yes, there is an entrance fee which is included in our tour price.
The best seasons are in autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) and early morning or evening is the best time for sunrise and sunset.
There are small shops to buy tea and breakfast on the way up and around the viewpoint. As for accommodation, we can find from small, medium-sized hotels to the luxurious hotel for the high-end tourist.
You can get samosa, dumpling (local mo: mo), fried noodles are easily available on-street shops. Desserts like chocolate croissants,doughnut, cinnamon rolls, and other cakes are available early in the morning.
One night’s stay is better to see the first ray of sunshine.
Cosy & warm clothes if you are visiting early morning or evening and comfortable footwear would make your journey pleasurable.
It will take around 4 to 6 hours which count from the early morning meeting point to going back to the hotel.