It is early morning and the skies are dark. Suddenly, the first rays of the morning sun begin to glow above the snowcapped peaks. Another ray brightens the eastern skies and the snowcapped peaks take on a reddish-orange glow. The sky starts to glow as the sun's rays brighten the horizon, revealing the beauty of the mountains of the Annapurna Range. This is Sarangkot Hill in Pokhara, where each morning, incredible sunrises are repeated for the early riser.
Sarangkot Hill rises 1592 meters in height. It's location is only five kilometers from Pokhara. But it is more than just impressive sunrises. It is also the launching site for paragliding over beautiful Phewa Lake. There is also great day hiking from Sarangkot where you can look over Phewa Lake and see the city of Pokhara below.
Swiss Nepal Family Treks & Expeditions is pleased to be able to bring you this wonderful excursion to the fabled city of Pokhara and the Annapurna Mountains. The overlook is reached by private car with only a very short walk up the steps to the observation tower to see incredible scenery as well as sunrises and sunsets.
This trip features sightseeing as well as an opportunity to experience paragliding over Phewa Lake. The paragliding experience will take you with a qualified pilot soaring like an eagle over the lake for 30 – 45 minutes of super thrills and excitement as you look down upon the hills at north toward the mighty Annapurnas.
This is a seven day experience which features private vehicle as well as your own tour guide. Pokhara is one of the most visited spots in Nepal by visitors every year, and the trip to the top of Sarangkot Hill is an incredible experience. Write or call Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition to book your Pokhara experience.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
DAY 2 – Full Day of Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 – Fly to Pokhara and Sightseeing in Pokhara Valley
DAY 4 – Paragliding from Sarangkot Hill over Phewa Lake
DAY 5 – Drive to World Peace Pagoda and then fly to Kathmandu
DAY 6 – Full Day of Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square.
DAY 7 – Departure
DAY 1 – Arrival: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be met by your representative of Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition. You will be escorted to your hotel where there are complimentary drinks.
DAY 2 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley: The Kathmandu Valley is a wonderful place to visit. There are Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and we will visit several of them today. This will include a trip first to Kathmandu's Durbar Square, where there are almost 60 temples plus a royal palace and the Kumari, who is the living goddess. We will then go to Swayambhu (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath and finally, Pashupatinath to visit the most sacred place for Hindus in Nepal. Overnight at our hotel.
DAY 3 – Travel to Pokhara (elev. 820 m): Travel by plane and your flight will get you to Pokhara in just 25 minutes as you fly along the backbone of the Himalaya Ranges. We will drive up to Sarangkot Hill to see a fabulous sunset over the mountains. We can see Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. We will overnight at a Three Star Hotel in Sarangkot.
DAY 4 – Sunrise and Paragliding: We will get up Hill to see a magnificent sunrise over the Mighty Annapurna Mountains. Breakfast follows, and then we will prepare for paragliding over Phewa Lake and enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains. You will fly with an experienced instructor who will take charge of your flight. In the afternoon, we will travel to Lakeside location in Pokhara and check into a Three Star Hotel where we will have time to do some exploring on our own.
DAY 5 – Sightseeing and return to Kathmandu: In the morning, we will drive to the Buddhist World Peace Pagoda for an impressive view of the city, lake and the mountains. We will walk back to Pokhara from this location and do some boating on the lake as we visit the island temple. We will take a late flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to our Three Star Hotel.
DAY 6 – Sightseeing in Valley: Today we will continue the tour of the Kathmandu Valley, and will tour the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur and Patan with your guide and private car. These places were once their own kingdoms and today are separate cities. They feature incredible temples, art and their own Durbar or Royal Palaces. In the evening there will be a Farewell Tour with Nepali food and cultural show.
DAY 7 – Departure: All good things must come to an end, and this short trip is no exception. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will escort you by private vehicle to the airport to see you off to your next destination. Before leaving, why not discuss a return trip to Nepal to explore other parts of this great nation. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition can put together all kinds of vacation packages for your next holiday.
While traveling with Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition, your all around safety and satisfaction is of our paramount concern. Please note that the Trip Leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of this itinerary if it is necessary due to any safety concerns. We leave no stone unturned to keep the itinerary mentioned above, but we can’t guarantee that it will not be necessary to make changes if conditions so warrant. Some of these factors include extreme weather conditions, health conditions of any of our group members, etc, can all be contributing factors necessitating changes. Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition’s Trip Leader will try to ensure that the trip runs as per plan, but we kindly request that you be flexible if need be.
All accommodation for Sarangkot Sunrise/Sunset Tour with Paragliding are on twin sharing basis with inclusive trip costs and are chosen based on standard hygiene, standard of service and food, location and more. There are accommodations during the trip. We will spend Four nights in 3-Star Hotels in Kathmandu & two nights in Pokhara. Solo travelers may share a room with someone of the same sex, or if requested, we can arrange for a private room for an additional fee. We at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will do all we can to make your trip as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
During the tour, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, drinks and snacks. Dinner and breakfast will be served at the tour where we will spend the night. A farewell dinner with cultural show and breakfast will be served in our stay in Kathmandu as well as breakfast served in Pokhara.