Sarangkot still worth a visit after Poon Hill?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 2:03 AM Last Post By: cowantimmy12
Oct 24, 2012 4:04 PM
Sarangkot still worth a visit after Poon Hill?Hi,
Since there is so much to do in Nepal, I feel that 3 weeks wont be nearly enough.
My question is if Sarangkot will still be worth a visit, after trekking Poon Hill?
I am sure it will still be beautiful, but if it is the same of lesser view, maybe it would be better to skip it, and go to the Tibetan refugee camp instead and stay overnight?
Edited by: Travellab
Oct 24, 2012 4:46 PM
Sarangkot is further away from the Annapurnas but at a different angle/longitude - you can see what I mean on this map.
You might not have had your fill of mountain views or not had good weather at PH...but is it an either or? How about an early morning taxi to S and continue to the Tibetan settlement?
Oct 24, 2012 7:46 PM
2I might suggest visiting the "Japanese" Buddhist temple on the hill across the lake opposite Lakeside. In addition to ok views, like Sarankot only a little further away, I found it much more peaceful and certainly much more interesting...also you can continue up a ways to a slightly higer Hindu temple and even continue another two or three hrs on the ridge and finally drop down and cross the lake at a narrow land spur that connects to a self paddle raft to the main road coninuing out of North Lakeside, then walk back or get a bus. Makes a full day hike out of it and after the Hindu temple you see some tourist uneffected villages....
I found Sarankot to be big disappointment. Maybe it was just bad timing, I think there was some sort of hoiiday going on. Crowded with tour groups of very loud Nepalis all playing portable radios and stereos and jabbering on cell phones. They were totally uninterested in the view or just enjoying being there for what it was rather it was the curse of portable electronic devices in full effect. Couldn't wait to get out of there though it is possible to come down off the tower and walk a little ways away to the left, looking N, to get to some peaceful areas. Just my experience there.
Oct 25, 2012 2:03 AM
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