Paragliding at Sarangkot Village, Pokhara, Nepal

sarangkot
Across the World Peace Pagoda and overlooking Phewa Tal is another side trip recommended by many who visited Pokhara.

Though it is most popular as a “Sunrise Sarangkot” tour, the charm of Sarangkot and the village uphill is best anytime of the day but most recommended on a clear day where you have an unprecedented view of the Annapurna mountain range.
sarangkot
sarangkot

Sarangkot can be access in two ways- either you hike up for an hour and face the knee-jerking experience of going downwards on a very steep slope or just rent a cab for 500 rupees that will take you up.

Since I finished a recent hiking activity, the prospect of climbing again is not as enticing option, so I took the easiest way of renting a cab that will take me to the closest viewing spot., the same direction taken by companies offering paragliding activity.

It was not a clear day as I hope that it will be, the surrounding mountain view were covered in clouds though it was a nice feeling to be standing atop such elevation, passing by mountain villages once again.
sarangkot
sarangkot
sarangkot
sarangkot

Apart from being the closest and nearest escape to Pokhara in terms of hiking and mountain view, Sarangkot is also a famous spot for Paragliding. For a fee of 100 USD, you can select one of the many companies along Lakeside offering this recreational sport.
sarangkot
sarangkot
sarangkot

I did not do any paragliding; I think I enjoyed mostly being a spectator. It was fun to see one after another jumping off the cliff and zooming around above Phewa Tal.
sarangkot
sarangkot
sarangkot
sarangkot

After an hour at most, relaxing atop of Sarangkot and watching one jump after another, I headed back to my hostel and went straight to the rooftop.
The Annapurna Mountain Range finally made its appearance for the day. What a magnificent view and a way to end the day..
sarangkot
sarangkot

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