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"Sarangkot Lookout" Nepal Things to Do Tip by Robmj

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  Sunrise at Sarangkot
by Robmj

Sarangkot is an amazing hill lookout point only a few kms from Pokhara.

From the lookout, you get stunning views over the Himalayan ranges including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhare (6,997m) and Annapurna II (7,937m).

Machhapuchhare is a sacred mountain and has never been climbed as its forbidden to do so. This mountain is a perfect pyramid shape and is also known as the fishtail.

Most people visit at dawn or dusk. We visited in April and at this time of the year it seemed the only way to see was at 5.30am and views only lasted half an hour before the dun rose and heat haze came in. I believe just after the Monsoon is the best viewing time here.

A taxi from down town Pokhara will be around 500 rupee and only take 20 mins and another 20 mins to walk to the top of the hill. There are a number of shopkeepers about 5mins from the carpark who have set up viewing points but you will be under pressure to buy something. Mind you, its as cheap as chips and some good stuff.

It will take you a few hours to walk out and up the steep hill, best to walk back through the hills and down to the Lakeside after having your dawn viewing fix.

Directions: 10kms from Pokhara

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 16, 2011
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