Sarangkot - A Small Hill Station in Pokhara
Sarangkot, the most popular hill station to view the sunrise, sunset and the spread of the Himalayas form Pokhara.
Going through the Prithvi Highway into the Kaski District, you’d be on your way to witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset view point with a view tower. Sarangkot is a famous hill station located at a distance of 11.3 km from Lakeside, Pokhara on the northern side. You could also hike from Miruwa to reach Sarangkot hill. The hill is at the height of 1600 meters above sea level.
Sarangkot is surrounded by the panoramic beauty of the mountains stretching from Mount Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna II, and Manaslu to Lamjung on the northern side. And on the other side, you can see the calming and popular Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda and the beautiful Pokhara City. Apart from the calm and the view, this hill station is also extremely famous for different adventurous activities.
Activities in Sarangkot
If adventure sports are your thing, then Sarangkot is a must-visit place in Pokhara. All the best adventure sports are available around this hill. Here are two best adventurous activities that you must do while you are in Sarangkot.
You’ll launch from the Sarangkot hill and soar through the sky to see the beauty of the mountains, and the pristine Phewa Lake. This thrill right below your feet, spread wide will be guided by paragliders to ensure your safety. The adrenaline hits the roof as you unleash in the wind while you are paragliding in the sky of Pokhara.
A cable that goes from Sarangkot hill to Hemja will take you on this zipline journey. Going downhill, you will see the beauty in Pokhara. You will see the hill, Seti Gandaki River gorge, and the Himalayas anywhere you land your eyes.
Best Time to Visit Sarangkot
Sarangkot is famous for the view of the sunrise and the Himalayas. On a clear day, the sunrise will open up the panoramic view of Manaslu, Lamjung, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.
The beauty of Sarangkot can be experienced all year round. Some days might not be clear enough to see the sunrise, but you will still be able to see the mentioned Himalayas. The only thing is that a clear day makes the view even clearer with the backdrop of the sunrise.