Welcome to Sarangkot


The main village is just below the ridge, but a set of steps leads uphill to a dramatic viewpoint, the site of an ancient kot (fort).

There’s a ruined fort at Kaskikot (1788m), a one-hour walk west of Sarangkot along the ridge road, with similarly jaw-dropping views.


Top experiences in Sarangkot

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Sarangkot activities

$62 Private & Custom Tours

Sarangkot Sunrise Tour from Pokhara

Meet your representative in the lobby of your hotel come 4:30am. From there, you will begin your 45 minute drive to the top of Sarangkot. Sarangkot is one of the most popular destinations, attended by tourists year after year. Here, you will see the famed and magnificent sunrise and view of the Annapurna range. Watch in wonder as the colors dance over the top of the mountains, displaying nature in its truest form. As the first rays of the sun gradually dissipate darkness in the lower plains of Pokhara valley, the scenery will simply astound you. While you take in the sunset, you may also partake in some sightseeing on the hill. If you look south, you will be able to see view of the city Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city. By 6:30am, the sun will have risen to its full peak and it will be time to return back to your Pokhara accommodations.

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kathmandu 8-Night Luxury All-Inclusive Nepal Adventure Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up from airport and check in hotel Kantipur Temple House (Second Heritage Hotel in Nepal), overnight stayDay 2:(B): After breakfast, guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including Swoyambhunath Stupa(Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Hindu temple, overnight stay at hotelDay 3:(B) Early drive to Nagarkot for sunrise and panoramic views of nested capped Himalayas. Breakfast, then drive back to Bhaktapur for sightseeing, drive back to Kathmandu, walking around Thamel and visiting Garden of Dreams, overnight stay at hotelDay 4:(BLD): Drive to Chitwan with private vehicle with Acon, 2 night 3 days jungle activities with all meals in Jungle Safari Resort in ChitwanDay 5: (BLD): All day in Chitwan with jungle tours and moreDay 6: (B): After breakfast, drive to chitwan with private vehicle, then check in Hotel Mount Kailash in Pokhara, overnight stayDay 7: (B): Early drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and Himalayas views, then back to hotel, breakfast and day sightseeing in Pokhara with private vehicle, overnight stay at same hotelDay 8: (B D): After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by same vehicle; drop in same hotel in Kathmandu, at evening farewell dinner with cultural show, overnight stay.Day 9: (B): After breakfast, airport drop for onward journey

$46 Private & Custom Tours

Pokhara Tour with Sarangkot Sunrise One-Way From Kathmandu

In the early morning at 5am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara. Head towards Sarangkot to witness the magnificent sunrise and enchanting views of the Himalayan peaks and ranges of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At 8am, proceed back to your hotel for a quick break or stop for breakfast in the city. At 10am, your tour will commence again as you head for your full-day tour of Pokhara's sights.Enjoy boating at Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, and the center of all attractions in Pokhara. See Barahi Temple, built on an island in Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force. Visit the World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rani Ban) just behind Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand have been installed. Next is Bindhyabasini Temple, the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. You will also visit Devi's Falls, locally known as Patale Chhango, Devi's Falls (also known as Devil's, Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 1 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David...) was washed away by the Pardi Khola (river) and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.Gupteswar Gupha (cave) is a sacred cave located near Devi's fall. The cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.Afterwards, head to the Tibetean Refugee Camp where since 1959, a group of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal. One such is Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Settlement at Chhorepatan, which is located near two popular sightseeing sites i.e. Davi’s fall and Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave. One may visit Tibetan monastery, hand-made carpet factory, schools etc. in this community.Finally, visit the International Mountain Museum. The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters. No place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back off to your hotel in Pokahara, or you can choose to explore further or eat at the lakeside market on your own.

$902 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Annapurna Trip Including The Dhampus Hill Trek

One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, this Dhampus Hill trek offers amazing mountain views and passes through pleasant villages resided by the Ghale and Gurung tribes.The major attractions of the hike include the exploration of villages, visiting local schools, meeting with locals and witnessing panoramic scenes of the elevated Himalayas like Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Himchuli and Annapurna South. In addition, you will experience the picturesque drive along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, enjoy the lush views of country side, see Fewa Lake, gaze over the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, witness a spectacular sunrise and sunset, live in the style of the Nepalese countryside and experience the local culture of the Gurung tribe.Itinerary:Day 1: (L + D)At 10am, your expert trekking guide will come pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Kathmandu Domestic Terminal for the half hour flight to Pokhara, known as the city of lakes.At 10:30 am, after half an hour flight to beautiful city Pokhara, your expert trekking guide then assists you at the airport at Pokhara, and you get in a vehicle for the drive to Phedi. On the way you will have lunch.Then you will hike for 2 hours to the beautiful village known as Dhampus. Dhampus is a popular destination for those seeking nature as well as an interesting cultural prospective. The dinner will be in the lodge and stay overnight here at a local lodge.Day 2: (B + L + D)After breakfast, you will have a short hike to another beautiful place called Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. The lunch will be on the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenary and the sunset in the Sarangkot.The dinner will be in the hotel.You will stay here overnight at a hotel.Day 3: (B)Have an early morning wake up call for a view of sunrise over the snow capped mountains. After that, have breakfast and then drive back to Pokhara Domestic Airport for your half hour flight back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu Domestic Terminal, you will be picked up and driven back to your hotel.

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pokhara city sightseeing tour

Meet your city guide at your hotel's lobby early in the morning at around 5 am then drive to Sarangkot. Upon reaching Sarangkot, watch the sunrise over the Himalayas and as the first rays of the sun hits the mountains, it's an spectacular sight turning the Himalayas into golden color.  Then drive back to your hotel and have your breakfast. Later on, your city guide will take you to several cultural, natural and religious sightseeing spots like Bindabasini Temple - Hindu temple, Gupteshwor Cave - one of the longest caves in Nepal, Davis Falls - spectacular waterfall forming an underground tunnel, Seti River Gorge. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel.

$149 Outdoor Activities

Horse Riding to Sarangkot, Pony trek in Pokhara to Sarangkot

Early in the morning after breakfast, meet your guide and horseman at the lakeside ares then start the ride towards Sarangkot.  En-route you will pass along small rural houses, tea shops, rolling hills and great mountain panorama. Approaching the Sarangkot hill, the mountain panorama gets bigger and bigger and better. Upon reaching the top, enjoy the spectacular Himalayan panorama and the Pokhara city down below. Sarangkot is the popular Himalayan view-point to spot greatest Mountain View including the southern side of the Pokhara town and Few Lake. The ride will take about 4 hours. Afterwards, drive back to Pokhara and drop-off at your hotel.