Sarangkot Hiking is best for exploring Pokhara and its near beautiful destination. Situated in the western part of Nepal at an elevation of about 1700 meters (5,576ft), is very popular for mountain scenery. Here you can see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchare (the sacred mountain) and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas. This is a one-day trip from Pokhara.
Trip Name: Sarangkot Day Hike
Duration: 1 day
Group size: Any
Max. Altitude: 1600m
Min. Altitude: 1350m
Trip type: Hiking and sunrise view
Best Season: all around the year
Departs: Travel pickups are offered
Trip Highlights of Sarangkot Hiking
- Sunrise view striking over the peak of the Himalayas
- An uninterrupted view of the mighty Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Machhapuchhre as well as Manaslu
- A short hike to the viewpoint
- Lively nightlife in the Lakeside
If you are willing to have a short hike during your stay in Pokhara then the Sarangkot hike is the best destination for you.
Pokhara is the second-largest city in the western part of Nepal. It is at an altitude of 900m above sea level. Pokhara is a city that provides the best of everything. Like, it is a suitable destination for, traveling and touring and visiting cultural sites, adventure activities as well as a short hike. And if you are already in Pokhara and what to have a short hike, then you can consider hiking in Sarangkot, a famous viewpoint in Pokhara.
Sarangkot is popularly known as a sunrise viewpoint in Pokhara. Also, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pokhara. Likewise, located on a hill on the western side of Pokhara with an elevation of 1600, Sarangkot is preferred by every tourist. Sarangkot is a ward of Pokhara. It lies in Kaski district Nepal. However, with being one of the popular areas for natural scenarios, sarangkot even offers recreational activities from its top hill. Similarly, paragliding is one of the famous activities in Pokhara conducted from Sarangkot.
Sarangkot is highly popular for the sunrise view over the peak of the Himalayas. Likewise, It is also well known for the panoramic view of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre. Besides, the viewpoint even provides a stunning view of the Pokhara valley from the extreme north to the south including the Phewa Lake.
The hike starts from the hotel in Pokhara. Our representative will pick you up from the hotel at the lakeside at 8 am. Then, start the hike to Sarangkot and after 2 and a half-hour of a short hike, you will reach the viewpoint through where you will witness the stunning heartwarming view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. In case of clear weather, the view of the natural landscapes is magnificent. After your time in Sarangkot, you will have your lunch and get ready to descend to the city. You will descend within 1 and a half hours. Likewise, After descending back to the city explore your remaining time in the lakeside. Similarly, the lakeside in Pokhara is famous for the amazing nightlife.
Famous activities in Sarangkot
Sarangkot is highly famous for the sunrise view. To catch the glimpse of the sun striking over the leaks of the Himalayas, one needs to wake up real early. You can drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot to catch the sunrise view and the drive will be half an hour long.
Close Encounter to the Himalayas
The viewpoint at sarangkot is a fantastic place to witness the snow-capped peaks. From Sarangkot one can have a close encounter with the Himalayas such as Machhapurchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu as well as Annapurna.
Recently, paragliding is the most popular activity in Pokhara. Paragliding is done from Sarangkot hill. It is a wonderful flying experience that lets you see the whole valley of Pokhara. Flying like a bird in the thermals while enjoying the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains and the lake below gives a different sort of fun and adventure.
Best season for Sarangkot Hiking
As for Sarangkot, Hikers are mostly encouraged to hike nearly all months of the year except for mid-June to mid-September. It is the wet months of the monsoon times where the views are blocked with dark and heavy rainfall. Because of the clouds and dark weather, the surrounding becomes gloomy and the views are not seen clearly. Similarly, because of the rainfall and the wet monsoon, the hike as the route becomes slippery and difficult to walk. However, the surrounding becomes fresh and green and the view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen during the month around June, July, August to post-monsoon of September.
On the other hand, March to May is the most preferable time for this short trek with clear and pleasant weather and the excellent view of Snow-capped peaks. The view of the peaks includes the ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and Manaslu. Furthermore, this season lets you witness the wonderful landscapes of Pokhara. Also, during the month of Mid-September to February, the days are crystal clear with blue sky and a panoramic view of the majestic peaks.
Is Sarangkot Hiking suitable for you?
This hike is relatively short and the easiest one. Also, it is convenient and can be done within a day. The hike takes around 5 hours through the dense forest in Pokhara Valley. Besides, this can be done by any age group of people and you do not need any kind of extreme preparation for this trek. Therefore, trekkers with moderate fitness levels can complete this trek pretty easily.
8:00 am: Our representative will pick you up from the hotel at the lakeside. start the hike to the top of the viewpoint from the hotel
10:30: After 2 and a half-hour of a short hike, you will reach the viewpoint through where you will witness the majestic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. In case of clear weather, the view of the natural landscapes is magnificent. Therefore, explore your time enjoying nature.
12:00: After your time in Sarangkot, you will have your lunch and get ready to descend to the city. You will descend within 1 and a half hours.
2:00 pm: After descending back to the city, you will explore your remaining time in the lakeside.
5:00 pm: Lakeside in Pokhara is famous for its evening nightlife. So, one can enjoy at the lakeside in the evening.
- Private transport with departs
- Pick up and drop off to the desired location
- Gasoline and car parking
- All government taxes
- Tourist guide
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses such as phone bills and additional shopping
- Any alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks
- Tips and gratitude for the drivers
This day hike can be done if you are already in Pokhara. It is a short and relatively easier hike. So, you can add this hike to your travel regime in Pokhara. Therefore, if you are staying in Pokhara, you can add this short tour to your program.