Welcome to Sarangkot
The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot (adult Rs 30) is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m), the tent-like peak of Annapurna II (7937m) to Lamjung (6983m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks, transforming them from a... Read More
Top experiences in Sarangkot
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.
8-Night Luxury Tour of Nepal from Kathmandu
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
Full-Day Private Pokhara City Tour Including Sunrise in Sarangkot
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 959, 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.
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.
Sarangkot Half-Day Hike from Pokhara
Depart from Hallan Chowk on the lake side in Pokhara and enjoy the 40-minute scenic drive through small villages as well as the jungle to Sarangkot. This mountain sits north of Pokhara overlooking the valley and Fewa Lake. It is known as having the most beautiful views for the sunrise and also has an amazing mountain view of the Annapurna range, Dhauligiri range, and Fishtail. In addition, you will have the chance to observe picture-perfect scenery of beautiful green hills, rice terraces, and the breathtaking Pokhara valley.Afterwards, have breakfast in Sarangkot, then hike to Naudada. It will take about 3-hours of hiking to get there so be sure to have plenty of energy. During this hike, you will come across local villages, where you may observe the citizens participating in their daily activities. In addition, the rice terraces will be a wonder to view. Having worked off breakfast, enjoy a typical lunch while in Naudada. Once you are finished, drive back to Hallan Chowk in Pokhara, where your tour will conclude.
7-Day Beauty of Pokhara Exploration from Kathmandu
Day 1: (D)Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel with orientation program at 5pm. Enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight at Hotel Holy HimalayaDay 2: (B)After breakfast, enjoy morning yoga at Hotel Holy Himalaya and meet your guide and driver for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, visit Kapan Monastery or Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Patan Durbar Square.Overnight at Hotel Holy Himilaya Day 3: (B)Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in air-conditioned tourist coach or optional flight (at own expense). Overnight at Hotel Splendid View Day 4: (B)After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing in Pokhara. See Davi's Falls - locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. Gupteshor Cave - the revered cave is situated 1.25mi/2km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi's fall and the cave is almost 1.86mi/3km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple is situated at an altitude of 2,624ft/800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. A thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. Finally, see the World Peace Pagoda - Buddhist-style monument also known as Shanti Stupa. It lies above the Phewa Lake and you can see the beautiful view of Pokhara and more. Overnight at Hotel Splendid View Day 5: (B)Drive to Sarangkot for sunset and sunrise views the next morning. Optional paragliding experience is available (at own expense). Overnight in Sarangkot Day 6: (B) After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu or take an optional flight (at own expense).Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya Day 7: (B)After breakfast in the morning, take a transfer to airport at 8am or you can say farewell to your guide and enjoy any remainder of your time at your leisure in Kathmandu.