Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing is a day tour package consisting of a trip to the top of Sarangkot Village for the sighting of the sun rising over the Himalayan Mountains and then sightseeing of different places of interest in the city of Pokhara.
Sarangkot Village is a rural part of the Pokhara Municipality on the perimeters of it. The village itself is located on the Sarangkot mountain range at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level from one gets a spectacular view of Mount peaks and ranges such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Early in the morning at dawn, one is able to catch a magnificent view of the sun rising over these mountains in the most breath-taking manner. It is at a distance of only 10 kilometers away from the center of the city of Pokhara.
Pokhara on the other hand is the central hub of tourism in Nepal. Besides being known as the Lakeside city, for Pokhara sits on the banks of the second largest freshwater lake in Nepal in the Himalayas, it is also the gateway to much of trekking in Nepal. In addition to this, Pokhara is one of the few cities that has a clear view of snow-covered mountains to the north. It has other destinations worthy of visit apart from the lake and the boating trips to catch the crystal clear reflection of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare mountains in the water of the lake. There are other such places as David’s fall, Gupteshwore Temple and International Mountaineering Museum among others. Two kilometers south-west of the city lies this waterfall. The water falling from above cascading over the rocks gives one a stunning look of it. It got the name as the story goes that a David, a foreigner fell underground and swam through a tunnel to Phardi Khol. So got its name for bravery and courage the fall. Then the Gupteshwore Temple which is close proximity to the waterfall. This temple lies in a cave and is special for the reason it the phallic called Shivalinga of Lord Shiva which is of great significance to the Hindus. The International Mountaineering Museum is a place similar to the Hall of Fame for Mountaineers and hiking trails. It keeps all records of successful summits to all peaks above 8000 meters and other interesting facts and pictures. This Sunrise View Trip to Sarangkot and Pokhara City Tour takes you to these places and others all in a single day plus a boat ride in the Fewa Tal (lake).
There is much that one can gain from taking the Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing packages with us. First, it is getting to catch the magnificent sun rising over the Mountains of Annapurna, Manaslu and Machhapuchhare, others from the vantages point of Sarangkot village and then have breakfast taking in the view of these mountains relaxed with tea and coffee in hand, which might fantasize you into wanting to trek in their shadows. In that case, you would like to check out some of the treks there such as Ghandruk Loop Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek. Then, after having being satiated by this fabulous spectacle, being taken by private vehicle to tour the famed lake city of Pokhara, of what it has to offer in just a day. Once back to Pokhara, it is onto David fall to get the wonderful view of water cascading over and splashing down rocks to Phardi Khola below, with the smoothing sounding of water amidst the greenery around. Next is the cave which houses the Gupteswore Temple with the ‘Shiva Linga’ in a mystified cave complex frequented by the Hindu faithful. What a better place to visit next! But the famed International Mountaineering Museum, which is being a Hall of Fame for all associated with the world of mountaineering and outdoor activities like hiking and trekking. Eventually, to wrap up your tour after see some other places of interest, it is a stroll at the side of Fewa Tall (lake) and a boat ride to the island on the lake which has a temple dedicated to a Hindu God of the Lake. The ride is wonderful in the romantic feel of a setting sun at dusk and the shadows of the fading reflection of the snow-capped mountain peaks in it. The best part of it all is that you are chauffeured around from point to point of interest with a guide who points out the very last detail, till you are dropped off at the starting point of this Pokhara sunrise trip.
What should I know of this tour?
The only thing which is of importance, is, that you should be ready to be picked up in Pokhara from your point of lodging so that you can get in there at dusk to catch the beginning of the sunrise over the mountains in time. Plus bring along some proper warm clothing depending on the weather as it can be nippier than it is in the city. Who would want to miss basking out when it is all happening and enjoy our morning breakfast and cup of tea in such a pristine atmosphere?
Day 01: Wake up early in the morning then drive to Sarangkot. Witness magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas then back to the hotel. After breakfast, continue with sightseeing in the Pokhara City visiting various natural wonders and cultural places. Afterward, drop-off at your hotel.
- Witness panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot
- Visit religious Pilgrimage site of Buddhist and Hindu
- Explore Historical and cultural monuments of Pokhara
- Enjoy sightseeing tour to magical city of Pokhara