Sarangkot is mainly known for its beautiful panoramic views of Mountains and the amazing view of sunrise and senset. It is situated 5 km away from the lake side and lies at an elevation of 1592 meter (5223 ft.). The place is famous for jumping point for the adventure paragliding. Sarangkot Hiking offers dramatic views of Pokhara city and taste of culture of local habitats.
Sarangkot is situated on the hillside of Pokhara & is mostly famous for offering beautiful view of sunset and sunrise. Beside that we can get great view of mountains like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Starting day off with rays of sun in the morning and welcoming the night with the birds returning to their nest is truly heartwarming.
We head to Saarangkot through the main tourist area, Pokhara. Sky paragliding and zip flyer can be done during the tour. We also tour around Sarangkot and see their culture closely. This is great day tour to explore the Himalayas and learn culture.
Around 4-5 hours of drive to Pokhara enjoying the scenery on the way. We reach the paradise city Pokhara. This city is enchanting with the altitude of 827m in the base of Mt. Fishtail. From caves, lakes and gorges to viewpoints, Pokhara city is the main hub for adventure.
From Pokhara, we hike up-to Sarangkot to witness the great Lakes and Annapurna Himalaya range with mountain giants like Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many more. Sunrise and sunset is another great aspect of this hiking after you reach to the top. Our overnight stay is at Sarangkot.
Today will be the descending day; we descend to Pokhara after beautiful experience of Sunrise and giant Himalayan views from Sarangkot to Pokhara. Then, we will be heading to Kathmandu on drive hopefully for another great journey.
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
- All necessary paper
- A comprehensive medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- All government and local taxes
- All ground transportation
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the hiking
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Hiking
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- All government and local taxes
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Personal expenses, Personal equipments
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, hot water and alcoholic drinks
- Travel insuranceNepal visa fee
- International air fare
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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Main benefit of Sarangkot trekking is the incredible Sunrise view right above the mountain. And the great Himalayan range that includes Mountains like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. And also you can perform adventorouos activities.
We organize hiking in Sarangkot for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek/hike leader. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Sarangkot Hiking is considered a easy trek suitable for anyone. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this and any hiking/trekking.
Trekkers as well as hikers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking/Hiking will be arranged at lodges and Standard hotels. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Sarangkot trekking/hiking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, and Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the hike to Sarangkot. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
As Sarangkot Hiking is an easy trail, acclimatization is not necessary. But If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A short list of clothe is enough for this hike. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
– T – shirts
– Hiking shorts
– Full sleeves shirts
– Long light weight cotton pants
– Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
– Sun hat
– Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
– Hiking boots
– Thin, lightweight inner socks.
– Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
– Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
– Water bottle
– Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
– Personal medicine box
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
– Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
– Quick drying small towel
– Toothbrush / paste
– Face and body moisturizer
– Sun block for lips
– Tissues / toilet rolls
– Wet wipes
– Feminine hygiene products
– Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have knowledge of every corner of Sarangkot. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one.
For Sarangkot Trekking/Hiking, no extra equipments are not necessary. So, porter are not necessary. But to inform you, we are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Sarangkot are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ) if you are looking for nice views of clear mountain. This trek can be done in any month except January and February as it is too much cold.
1. How difficult is hike to Sarangkot Hill and how can we prepare?
Hike to Sarangkot is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Sarangkot hiking?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during hiking?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Sarangkot hiking?
Hike to Sarangkot with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group
Normally, we have to walk around 4 to 5 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.