Sarangkot is a beautiful village famous for its vivid sunrise and sunset views of the Annapurna Range. Located about 11 kilometres from Pokhara at 1,600m elevation, the village has excellently managed hotels and restaurants including continental and Chinese foods.
Wi-Fi is available along with clean rooms, toilets, bathrooms and hot/cold showers. At 1,600m elevation Sarangkot is a part of its namesake Village Development Committee. To the south are Lamachhure and Hemja, and to the east lies Kaskikot.
Attractions and activities
People of Sarangkot believe tourists are good for the village, so they encourage travellers to participate and enjoy local cultural programs like dancing, singing and formal welcomes.
Activities in the village include paragliding (some of the best flights in Nepal), a long zip-flyer and the Sarangkot View Tower. On a clear day, the tower provides unmatched views of the Annapurna Massif, Phewa Lake (Nepal’s second largest lake) and Pokhara.
Sarangkot’s Temple of Shiva and Bhume Kalika are also popular sites for visitors.
Agriculture is the main occupation for local people in and around Sarangkot. There are five primary schools, two higher secondary schools, three private schools and a few sub-health posts.
Sarangkot has rich cultural and ethnic diversity, including Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri, Newar, Damai and Sarki residents. The main religions are Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. The main festivals in Sarangkot throughout the year include Dashain, Tihar, Teej, Loshar and Janai Purnima. Exact dates for these festivals change year to year.
How to get there
From Pokhara transportation is available every two hours, by bus or Jeep. There are also taxi facilities. Taking the steep hike from Pokhara up to Sarangkot is also an option; for instance, from north of Lakeside that walk takes between 2-3 hours.
Head of Family Lakanoth Chapai
Contact Family Member Lakanoth Chapai
Ward No 3 Tole Iaisithrika
The Chapai family offers five rooms for guests (with six beds total). In their five-member household they have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. No family member is able to speak English so visitors are requested to go with a translator or local guide. The children are studying and the head of the family is retired from the military and now has a job, his wife works in agriculture.
Head of Family Jhatparsad Timilsina
Contact Family Member Krishna Timilsina
Ward No 3 Tole Vagara
The Timilsina family offers five rooms for guests (with six beds total). In their six-member household they have two people who are able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The family relies on working in the field for a livelihood and one member of the family has a job.
Head of Family Nandalal Timilsina
Contact Family Member Parbati Timilsina
Ward No 3 Tole Mulabari
The Timilsina family offers five rooms for guests (with six beds total). In their four-member household they have two people who are able to speak English. They have a toilet, bathroom and water facilities. The son is abroad in another country and the daughter studies. The family relies on work in the fields for their livelihood.