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Day Hiking Sarangkot from Lakeside – Pashchimanchal, Nepal

Panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.



1. Early Morning (Around 5:00 AM):
Guide pick up you and Start our day early to catch the sunrise from Sarangkot. Leave your accommodation in Lakeside and make your way to the starting point of the hike.

2. Start the Hike (Around 5:30 AM):
Begin the hike from the Lakeside area. The trail will lead you through the outskirts of Pokhara and gradually ascend towards Sarangkot.

3. Enjoy the Scenic Views:
As you hike up, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the surrounding valleys, hills, and the Annapurna mountain range in the distance. There will be several viewpoints along the way where you can stop, take pictures, and catch your breath.

4. Mid-morning Break (Around 8:30 AM):
Find a suitable spot along the trail to take a break, have some snacks, and enjoy the tranquility of the nature around you.

5. Continue the Ascent:
After the break, continue your hike towards Sarangkot. The trail might get steeper in some sections, but take your time and enjoy the journey.

6. Reach Sarangkot
Arrive at Sarangkot, a popular hilltop viewpoint known for its stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna range and Pokhara Valley. Take some time to rest, explore the area, and take in the breathtaking scenery.

7. Lunch at Sarangkot:
There are a few local eateries and restaurants in Sarangkot where you can enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch while enjoying the panoramic views.

8. Descend to Lakeside
After spending some quality time at Sarangkot, begin your descent back to Lakeside. The downhill trek should be easier and quicker than the ascent.

9. Return to Lakeside
Arrive back at Lakeside in the late afternoon. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, explore the lakeside area, and perhaps take a boat ride on Phewa Lake.

10. Evening in Lakeside:
As the day comes to an end, enjoy a leisurely evening in Lakeside. You can explore the shops, cafes, and restaurants, and maybe even catch a beautiful sunset over Phewa Lake.

Remember to bring plenty of water, snacks, comfortable hiking shoes, and appropriate clothing. It’s also advisable to check the weather forecast before your hike and let someone know about your hiking plans for safety reasons.

Enjoy your day hike to Sarangkot and the mesmerizing views it has to offer!



Sunrise view striking over the peak of the Himalayas
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Machhapuchhre as well as Manaslu
A short hike to the viewpoint



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