Sarangkot- The Best Vantage Point for Breathtaking Views in Pokhara

Sarangkot is a prominent tourist destination in Pokhara and is situated only 11 kilometers away from the lakeside. This charming village is located at an elevation of 1600 meters and it offers the perfect launching point for exhilarating paragliding adventures. 

This viewpoint is renowned for providing unparalleled vistas of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges and the mesmerising sunrise over the Himalayas. This spectacular place has attracted tourists looking for peace and relaxation with its own natural beauty. Undoubtedly, this has been a popular destination in Pokhara and is welcoming tourists with many guest houses, hotels, restaurants, bars, and parking facilities available.

Best Time to Visit Sarangkot Hilltop

Sarangkot view tower is open for visitors from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The best season to experience this is during autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May). During this season,you can have a stunning sunrise with clear skies.The time of sunrise varies depending on the season, ranging from approximately 5:10 AM to 7:00 AM.

However, the place might be crowded with people and you can see many tourists busy taking selfies at Sarangkot. Despite this, watching the Sarangkot sunrise is really worth it and is not to be missed out when you are in Pokhara.

Entry Fees at Sarangkot

Tourists are allowed to access the summit of Sarangkot view Hill with a small entrance fee of  60 NPR (0.50 USD).

Getting to the Sarangkot 

Sarangkot trek is one of the popular short trekking destinations in Pokhara. There are different ways to reach the Sarangkot view tower and enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna mountains and lakeside. Tourists can simply hike from the lakeside to the north, which takes about 1.5 hours and is a popular choice for most hikers. As it involves hiking to catch the sunrise, the experience is often referred to as a “Sunrise Hike”. This can be a favoured destination for families seeking exciting and memorable experiences making it a perfect spot for family adventures. The path is clearly marked, and in various steep areas, you will find stairs to assist you. Along the way, you will come across the beautiful farmlands of the village. 

Alternatively, you can  also take a taxi, but it can be quite expensive, costing around NPR 1,000 to 1,500 for a one-way trip.The fastest and most economical option is to take the local bus from Baglung bus park, which only costs 20 NPR. As you get closer to the top of Sarangkot hill, you will start seeing various souvenir shops and hotels that cater to tourists.

Things to do in Sarangkot

Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains and Lakeside

At Sarangkot, you will be captivated by a truly spectacular sight of the majestic sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna Mountains and the serene Lakeside area. As the first rays of sunlight peak over the horizon, they paint the sky with vibrant hues, which creates a breathtaking panorama and leaves you in awe of nature’s beauty. The experience of witnessing the sun’s golden rays illuminating the snow-capped peaks is truly magical that will definately make an unforgettable memory for you to treasure.

Explore the pleasing farmlands of the village along the trail

Tourists can take a leisurely walk along the charming trails through the pleasing farmlands of Sarangkot village. You will experience a soothing sense of calmness when surrounded by beautiful greenery and a charming countryside atmosphere. 

Experience paragliding, a popular adventure activity in Pokhara:

Sarangkot also has something to offer for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure. It is an ideal spot for the thrilling experience of paragliding that allows you to soar through the skies like a bird, and witness the breathtaking scenery from high above. Paragliding in Sarangkot is safe and has attracted adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the world.

Capture stunning photographs of the picturesque landscape:

Every corner of Sarangkot is full of picture-perfect scenes of majestic mountains and the natural beauty that provides countless opportunities for photography enthusiasts. Hence, make sure to bring your camera and capture the breathtaking landscapes and enchanting moments.

Fascinating Experience of Ziplining

The Zipline in Sarangkot is an extraordinary adventure sports experience. It is one of the steepest zip lines ever built and holds the title of being the world’s second-longest and fastest zip line. This thrilling ride promises you the ultimate adventure like no other.


In conclusion, Sarangkot is a true gem that should not be missed during your visit to this beautiful city of Pokhara. The charm of this village, coupled with its tranquil surroundings and breathtaking landscapes surely creates an atmosphere of serenity and wonder for the tourists. Hence, when you are in Pokhara, make sure to include Sarangkot in your itinerary and be prepared to be enchanted by its beauty and adventures. And if you’re looking to make your trip to Pokhara even more memorable and convenient, don’t hesitate to call Elevate Trek for a customised package travel experience.

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