Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing - 1 Day

Overview

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?

Outline Itinerary
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.

Trip Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1
Sarangkot Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour

At the break of dawn around 5 am (as per season), drive to Sarangkot to witness the spectacular view of sunrise from its ridge. A couple of minute’s walk is required to reach Sarangkot vantage point to witness the sunrise over mountains like the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail ‘Machhapuchhare and other peaks.
Later we will drive back to the hotel, have your breakfast the proceed with the Pokhara city tour visiting different places of attractions like the famous Bindabasini Temple that is dedicated to goddess Durga, Davis Falls, the longest cave in south Asia Gupteshwor Cave and many more. Boating at Fewa Lake for some time is indeed great fun.

Cost Includes/Excludes

What is Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Sarangkot sunrise tour & Pokhara city sightseeing with private guide.
  • All transfers & city tours by a private vehicle.
  • Professional government licensed tour guide.
  • Mineral water during the tour.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold beverages/drinks etc.
  • Tips & Gratuities
Where is Sarangkot located?

Sarangkot is located in the beautiful lakeside city of Nepal ‘Pokhara’. It’s the popular Himalayan viewpoint closer to the city of Pokhara. People specially visit here during the morning to observe the sunrise over the Himalayas which is the most spectacular.

Where is Pokhara in Nepal?

Pokhara is located about 200 km away from Kathmandu and the other most popular tourist hub. Pokhara is a gift of nature with lakes, natural caves, majestic Himalayan views. In the middle of Pokhara city is the beautiful Fewa Lake. Pokhara is the starting point for most of the treks into the Annapurna region.

What is the specialty of Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara city sightseeing?

Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara city sightseeing are to witness breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from the popular hill-station ‘Sarangkot’ then, later on, go for guided Pokhara city tour visiting many cultural, religious and natural sites inside the Pokhara City.

What mountains are seen from Sarangkot?

One can spot Annapurna mountain ranges including Machhapuchhare ‘Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjungn in the east.

When is the best time for Sarangkot sunrise tour from Pokhara and Pokhara city sightseeing tour?

The best time for Sarangkot sunrise tour from Pokhara and Pokhara city sightseeing tour is round the year but in monsoon (Jun-Aug) rain will be the problem since Pokhara is the city with the highest rainfall in Nepal.

How much is Sarangkot altitude?

Nagarkot altitude is 1,600 meters (5,249 feet)

When is Sarangkot sunrise time?

Sarangkot sunrise time depends upon season which can be between 5.30 am to 6.30 am. You need to start early so pick-up time will be 4 am to 4.30 as per the season.

How to go to Sarangkot from Pokhara?

Sarangkot from the lakeside of Pokhara is about 11.3 km and the drive will take half an hour from lakeside Pokhara up till the Sarangkot hill. One can take a private car on hire where the guide and your private car shall come to pick you up at your hotel early in the morning.

Is there a Sarangkot entrance fee?

Sarangkot entrance fee is about US$1 approx which can be paid in Nepali rupees as well.

Can I buy a drinking water en-route hike?

You need to buy it in Pokhara or on the way to Sarangkot since the price can be higher at Sarangkot.

What about breakfast?

Usually, breakfast is after the Sarangkot tour. Your guide shall pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning like from 4.30 am to 5 am as per the season then return back to the hotel from Sarangkot, have your breakfast and proceed with Pokhara Sightseeing tour.

Is guide included or will I be by myself on sightseeing tour in Pokhara?

Yes, your personal guide on sightseeing tour in Pokhara is included who shall escort you throughout the sightseeing including visiting Sarangkot sunrise tour early in the morning.

What are Pokhara sightseeing places?

Pokhara sightseeing places includes visiting all the prime tourist attractions like Davis fall, Gupeteshwor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, mountain museum, world peace pagoda, Fewa lake etc.

What are Pokhara sightseeing entrance fee?

Pokhara sightseeing entrance fee is not much very high amount. The fees are International Mountain Museum – Rs 400, Gupteshwor Cave Rs. 100, Davis Fall Rs. 30, Sarangkot Rs. 50 which are all per person. 1 hour Boating in Fewa Lake is Rs. 650/ 4 passengers.

Can I take the boating in Fewa lake?

Yes, you can have boating in Fewa lake during Pokhara tour and visit the temple amid the lake located on a small island.

Is hike to world peace pagoda Pokhara done in this program?

You will drive to world peace pagoda and to hike to world peace pagoda Pokhara will need an extra day which can be arranged.

Trip Info

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people.

Tour duration
The total tour duration is about 6-7 hours. Early in the morning visit Sarangkot, the Himalayan view-point, then continues Pokhara sightseeing visiting places like Bindabasini temple, Gupteshwor cave, Davis Falls, Seti River Gorge, Pokhara regional museum, World Peace Stupa, Tibetan Refugee camp.

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jacket. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

The sightseeing places we visit will include:

Sarangkot
Sarangkot is the Himalayan view-point located at an altitude of 1600m. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction one can spot Dhawalagiri in the far west, Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction overlooks the Pokhara city and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rani Ban) just above the Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand have been installed. From here one can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himalayan Ranges, lakes, and the city.

Bindhabasini Temple
The temple is for the Goddess Bhagwati located in the center of the religious old bazaar. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.

Davis fall
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.

Gupteshwor Cave
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered

Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Regional Museum
It is located between the airport and Mahendra Pul & reflects the ethnic mosaic of Western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed.

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Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing

Trip Facts

  • 1 Day
  • All year round
  • Private vehicle
  • Sarangkot (1600 meters)
  • Easy
  • Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • Sightseeing, Cultural & Natural sites visit, Boating, Sunrise tour
  • Nature Tour
  • Sarangkot, Pokhara City, Fewa lake, World Peace Pagoda

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