Trip duration: 4 hours or more
Reach distance: Just around 11 km from Pokhara.
Altitude: 1600m above sea level
- Panoramic mountain view
- Local culture experience
- A mesmerizing view of Pokhara
Situated at the height of 1600 meters above sea level, Sarangkot offers you a great deal of adventure. This place has some of the best views you can get while you are in Pokhara. And you absolutely cannot skip this tour.
You have to get up early for this biking trip. Freshen up, set up your gears, and hit the road. Start slow as you pass the highway, where you can experience a breathtaking view of Mount Fishtail alongside other ranges. If that is not the perfect start, then what is? The uphill ride is not complicated, with very few bumps. You can view some amazing landscapes as you cycle upwards.
You’ll reach Sarangkot after few hours of cycling. There are some tea houses that offer you to view the most beautiful sunrise from their rooftop. You can take your bike even higher to the viewpoint. Sarangkot is a popular destination, and it tends to get very busy most of the times.
The magical view of sunrise is beyond description. You will get to experience the exact moment when the sunlight hits the mountains. Sarangkot is probably the only place to view three mountains above the height of 8000 meters. On a clear day, you can view Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Manaslu (8163m).
Have some tea and relax with the view, exchanging words with some locals. You can cycle back the same trail downhill and carry on with your adventure. Or, you can try some detour, experience the local village, and their culture.