The Himalayan view point

A pleasant 3 hour's walk or 40 minutes drive will take you to the top of the Sarangkot Hill (1600m) overlooking Phewa Lake. Some people make the walk to Sarangkot as preparation for a longer trek, but the village makes a wonderful destination in its own right either as a day excursion or for an overnight stay. The absence of motor vehicles contributes to Sarangkot's peaceful atmosphere. At an elevation of just under 1,600m, it is perched on a high ridge to the northwest of Pokhara and has panoramic mountain views of whole sweep from Dhaulagiri and across the Annapurnas to Manaslu, to say nothing of the lake and the Pokhara Valley itself. It is possible to climb to Sarangkot in two hours from the lake, but the trail is not well defined and strenuous. An easier route is from Bindyabasini temple in the bazaar and takes the trail from there to Sarangkot, you will be at the top in three hours.