Sarangkot is a hilltop village located about 5km west of Pokhara, Nepal. It is known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It is a popular spot for paragliding, as well as for sunrise and sunset views.
Hiking to Sarangkot is a popular activity among visitors to Pokhara. The trail to Sarangkot starts from the center of Pokhara and passes through small villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. The hike takes about 2-3 hours one way and is considered to be a moderate to challenging hike depending on the trail you take.
The trail to Sarangkot can be divided into two parts: the first part is a paved road that leads to the village of Kaskikot, and the second part is a dirt trail that leads to Sarangkot. The trail can be steep and rocky at times, so it is recommended to wear proper footwear and bring enough water and snacks.
The views of the Himalayas are the main attraction of the hike, but visitors can also see the local culture and lifestyle of the people living in the area.
The best time to visit Sarangkot is during the clear and sunny days, as it offers the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is also a popular spot for paragliding, and many visitors choose to paraglide back to Pokhara for an even more exhilarating experience.
Keep in mind that the trail can be slippery and muddy during the monsoon season and it’s better to avoid hiking during that time.