The Himalayan view point
A pleasant 3 hours walk or a 40 minutes drive will take you to Sarangkot(1600m). Sarangkot is a village perched on a ridge to the northwest of Pokhara overlooking the Phewa lake. Sarangkot is renowned for its panoramic view across Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, to Manaslu and not to mention the Pokhara valley. Most tourists drive up the hill in the early morning hours to catch the magnificent sunrise view from the top of the hill. While some hike to Sarangkot as a preparation for a longer trek, the village of Sarangkot provides a perfect destination either as a day’s excursion or for an overnight stay. The hike to Sarangkot takes about 2-3 hours, the path goes over a well marked trail with some stone steps at places where it gets steeper. The view point at Sarangkot provides spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges and the sunrise view that transforms the Himalayas from purple pink to gold is overwhelming. Apart from this, in recent years Sarangkot has become one of the best paragliding and zipline lunching site in the world.