Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Tour: 1 Day

"A Guide to the Wonders of Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City."
Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 1700 m/5,576ft
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Sunrise and City tours
  • Best Season Sept to June


Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City tour are popular tourist activities in Nepal, offering stunning Himalayan views and a glimpse of Pokhara. Following are some highlights:

  • Sarangkot, a hilltop village in Pokhara, is well-known for its spectacular sunrise views of the Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. The view of the sunlight illuminating the snow-capped summits is simply magnificent.
  • On a clear day, you can spectacle panoramic vista of several spectacular peaks, including Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and others. The changing colors of the mountains at daybreak create a captivating visual spectacle.
  • Pokhara is famous for its lovely Phewa Lake, where you may go boating and see the surrounding mountains reflected in the water. The lake also contains the famed Tal Barahi Temple, which is located on a small island.
  • You will also visit World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa with panoramic views of Pokhara, the lake, and the Annapurna mountain range.
  • This underground cave system has spectacular stalactite formations and a cascade that disappears into the earth's depths. It's a unique and mysterious natural attraction.
  • Davis Falls also known as Patale Chhango, is a beautiful waterfall with an interesting history and legend. The waterfall flows into an underground tunnel from the Pardi Khola stream.
  • The International Mountain Museum is dedicated to the mountains of Nepal and the world, displaying the region's history, culture, and climbing achievements. It's an excellent location for learning about the Himalayas.
  • Explore the ancient markets of Pokhara and pay a visit to the Bindabasini shrine, an important Hindu shrine devoted to the goddess Bhagwati.
  • Both the Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City offer a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and adventures.

Introduction: Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City tour

Nestled within the fascinating landscapes of Nepal, the Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City tours offer an exquisite blend of natural grandeur and cultural exploration. These two attractions, which are adjacent to each other, have become important and eye stops on every traveler's journey through this gorgeous region.

Sarangkot, located atop a mild slope in the bustling city of Pokhara, offers a mesmerizing spectacle each morning as the sun rises gradually above the Himalayan horizon. This vantage point offers an unrivaled perspective of the Annapurna Mountain Ranges and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges, which stand tall and defiant, painted in hues that range from subtle pastels before morning to brilliant golden light at daybreak. Adventurers and peace seekers alike converge here to see this magnificent spectacle, catching a moment of complete stillness as nature's masterpiece unfolds. Sarangkot has more to offer than just a beautiful sunrise. Pokhara, nestled beside the serene waters of Phewa Lake, has a distinct appeal, enticing visitors with its enticing blend of natural beauties and cultural treasures. Phewa Lake's mirror-like surface reflects the grandeur of the surrounding peaks, providing a stunning backdrop for leisurely boat excursions and calm introspection. The Tal Barahi Temple rises gently on an island inside this gorgeous location, its tiered pagoda-style architecture contributing to the city's allure.

Beyond the lake's shores, Pokhara exhibits its diverse nature through a tapestry of attractions. The World Peace Pagoda-Pokhara, a symbol of peace and cooperation, provides panoramic views from the lush cities to the snow-capped summits. Davis Fall, where water cascades softly into the depths below, enchants with its mystical beauty. In the meantime, the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave reveals a hidden realm filled with spectacular stalactite formations and an underground waterfall.

The vibrant pulse of Pokhara's culture comes alive as you walk through the bustling streets and markets. Bindabasini Temple, a respected Hindu shrine, is a symbol of devotion and spirituality.

The International Mountain Museum offers a compelling trip through climbing feats, local cultures, and the appeal of the Himalayas for people interested in the history and majesty of the mountains.

The Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Tour experiences, in essence, combine nature's splendor with human inventiveness, bringing travelers on a unique journey through Nepal's heart and soul. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet, adventure, or a deep connection with a rich cultural legacy, these destinations promise a memorable journey into the heart of Nepal's beauty and soul.


Why Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City day tour?

For various compelling reasons, travelers in Nepal seek out Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing.

  • Natural Beauty: During sunrise, Sarangkot provides an unrivaled view of the Himalayan mountain range, painting the sky with vivid colors as the sun peeks over the snow-capped peaks. The incredible panoramas are a visual feast for nature lovers and photographers.
    Pokhara's stunning scenery, including Phewa Lake and the surrounding hills, provides a tranquil setting for leisure and exploration.
  • Immersion in a Different Culture: Both the Sarangkot and Pokhara Tour provide possibilities to interact with local residents, gaining insights into Nepali customs, traditions, and ways of life. Interactions with people enhance the trip experience while also promoting cultural awareness.
  • Recreation and Adventure: Sarangkot's elevation and favorable wind conditions make it an ideal paragliding destination, providing an adrenaline-pumping trip with panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Pokhara Valley.
    The varied topography of Pokhara supports a variety of activities, such as boating on Phewa Lake, hiking to the World Peace Pagoda, and exploring caves and waterfalls.
  • Spiritual and Contemplative Moments: the serenity of Sarangkot's sunrise gives a calm setting for introspection and personal reflection while experiencing the natural grandeur of the mountains unfolding before you can be a truly touching experience.
    The World Peace Pagoda, Taal Barahi, and Bindabasini Temple in Pokhara provide spiritual seekers with an opportunity to connect with their inner selves and feel a sense of tranquility and harmony.
  • Attractions of Various Types: Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Sightseeing provide a well-rounded experience for those with a variety of interests. There is something for everyone, from nature lovers to adventure seekers, spiritual seekers to history fans.
  • Photographic Opportunities: Both Sarangkot and Pokhara have beautiful landscapes, cultural components, and unique attractions that make for great photo opportunities.

    In essence, the Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Tour provide a well-rounded and enjoyable journey for travelers discovering Nepal's attractions.

How to prepare for Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara day tour?    

Some tips and tricks for the preparation for Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara Sightseeing are listed below:

  • Wear Comfortable Attire and adequate footwear when wandering around the many sights. When visiting temples and sacred locations, keep local standards in mind and dress modestly.
  • Sun Protection: To protect yourself from the sun's rays, pack sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • Respect Local Customs: Before visiting temples and cultural places, research and learn local customs and manners. When entering temples, dress modestly and remove your shoes.
  • Travel Insurance: You are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance to cover unexpected incidents and emergencies.


Where does the day tour start and end?    

We Begin our day in Pokhara; Trekking Planner Nepal representatives, guides, and drivers will receive you at the hotel. Rest well the previous night so you can wake up early for the sunrise adventure. Early in the morning, usually before sunrise, we will depart from Pokhara and drive to Sarangkot. The drive takes you up Sarangkot Hill to the viewpoint. Sarangkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain range, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. It's a popular spot for watching the sunrise, as the first rays of the sun illuminate the snow-capped peaks, creating a stunning visual spectacle.  

Once you reach Sarangkot, we will find a good vantage point to watch the sunrise. The changing colors of the sky and the mountains are breathtaking sights you won't forget easily. Remember to dress warmly, as the early morning temperatures can be chilly. After enjoying the sunrise and taking in the beauty of the Himalayas, we drive back to Pokhara. The drive back allows you to soak in more of the lovely landscapes.

Once back in Pokhara, we explore the city's attractions for the rest of the day. We visit Phewa Lake, where we go boating or relax by the lakeside. The World Peace Pagoda(Shanti Stupa) offers another stunning viewpoint, while Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev's Cave showcase a unique waterfall formation from above and beyond. The International Mountain Museum is a great place to learn about the region's mountaineering history and culture. As the day ends, you can relax, have a meal, and reflect on your beautiful experiences throughout the day.

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    We start the day in Pokhara, where Trekking Planner representatives will greet you at your accommodation. Rest well the night before so you can get up early for the sunrise trip. We will leave Pokhara early in the morning, generally before sunrise, and drive to Sarangkot Hill. The drive to the viewpoint takes you up Sarangkot Hill. Sarangkot is well-known for its panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range, which includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. It's a favorite place to view the sunrise, as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the snow-capped peaks, producing a breathtaking visual spectacle.  

    We'll find a decent vantage point to observe the sunrise after you get to Sarangkot. The shifting colors of the sky and mountains are beautiful images that you will never forget. Remember to dress warmly because the temperatures in the early morning can be frigid. We return to Pokhara after taking in the sunrise and the majesty of the Himalayas. The drive back allows you to take in even more of the beautiful scenery.

    We spend the rest of the day in Pokhara exploring the city's attractions. We go boating or rest on the lakeshore of Phewa Lake. Another spectacular viewpoint is provided by the World Peace Pagoda, while Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev's cave present a unique waterfall formation from above and beyond. The International Mountain Museum is an excellent resource for learning about mountaineering history and culture in the region. As the day comes to a close, you can unwind, eat dinner, and reflect on your wonderful experiences over the day.


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    What's Included
    • Pokhara to Sarankot to Pokhara and city tours by private vehicle.
    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
    What's Excluded
    • Your Nepal Visa fees.
    • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
    • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    • Necessary entrance fees.
    • If weather conditions are unfavorable, the tour may offer an alternative itinerary or reschedule the Sarangkot sunrise viewing for another day, depending on availability and preferences and the needs and necessities of the clients.

    • All the guides from Trekking Planner Nepal are proficient in English, but it's good to confirm language preferences while booking in case of languages other than English.

    • Yes, it's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to ensure the best accommodation and transportation availability.

    • The cancellation policy may vary, but typically, there's a time frame within which cancellations are accepted without penalty.

    • Entrance fees to specific sites, extra snacks or souvenirs, and personal expenses are usually not included. Still, the includes and excludes mentioned in the itinerary, and the services and everything are arranged according to the client's request with the company's permission.

    • The Pokhara city tour can be adapted for all ages, but some sites may involve walking or steps. It's best to inquire about specific accessibility concerns with trekking planner Nepal representatives.

    • Typically, each primary site is allocated around 45 minutes to an hour, allowing for exploration and taking in the sights. But the time can be more or less according to the decision of our clients and travelers.

    • The city tour may include visits to Phewa Lake, Davi's Falls, World Peace Pagoda, Bindhyabasini Temple, and the International Mountain Museum.

    • Breakfast is included during or after the sunrise viewing. Lunch arrangements will likely be made during the Pokhara City Tour.

    • Absolutely! Cameras are welcome to capture Pokhara's breathtaking sunrise and scenic views.

    • Carrying a camera, water, and some light snacks is recommended. Sunscreen might be necessary later in the day during the city tour time.

    • Yes, transportation to Sarangkot for the sunrise and the Pokhara City Tour is included in the package.

    • Dressing warmly in layers is advisable as it can be chilly in the early morning. Bring a jacket, hat, and comfortable shoes. Pokhara is a free city, so anything comfortable for travelers can wear it in the daytime.

    • The duration of the sunrise spectacle is approximately 30 to 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions, and it depends on how much time the travelers are willing to spend. Still, including the drive up and down and the sunrise time, it takes around one hour and 30 minutes to two hours.

    • The tour typically starts early, around 4:30 AM, to reach Sarangkot for sunrise. After that, we return to Pokhara, have some lunch or breakfast according to the itinerary, and go for the Pokhara city tour.

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