Sarangkot Naudanda Day Hike





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Trip Highlight:

  • Explore Sarangkot, a popular destination for Paragliding and Sunrise views over the mountain ranges. 
  •  An easy and short hike will allow you to see the Himalayas.
  • Explore terraced fields and antique villages.
  • During this Pokhara, Naudanda to Sarangkot Hike, enjoy mountain culture.
  • Set foot on Sarangkot and Naudanda, two well-known vantage spots in the Annapurna region.
  • Offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Pokhara Valley and Annapurna Massif. 
  • Combines breathtaking views with a diversity of natural beauty and cultural activities.
  • You’ll pass through several traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities like Gurungs and Magars. 
  • Opportunities to learn about the local culture, observe their lifestyle, and interact with the friendly locals.


Sarangkot Naudanda day hike is an easy and popular day hiking in Pokhara. Pokhara is bounded by lush hills and charming villages that provide breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. You can admire the mountains while taking the short hike between Pokhara and Naudanda Sarangkot, and you can also learn about the culture of mountain people. Enjoy a day hiking to Naudanda and Sarangkot to experience the Himalayas.

The Sarangkot-Naudanda day hike is an ideal option to see the breathtaking majestic views of the mountain ranges. Sarangkot is the most popular site for Paragliding take-off and sunrise views. In addition to hiking, this location is well known for zip lining, cycling, and sunrise views over the Annapurna range. Naudanda is a small village located on a ridge, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley.

One of the finest day hikes closer to Pokhara is from Sarangkot (1600m) to Naudanda. It takes a one-hour drive to Sarangkot to witness the best views of the Himalayas at sunrise, and then you climb for three hours to reach Naudanda before driving back to Pokhara. Naudanda Sarangkot day hiking is available throughout the year, but September to June is the ideal time of year. It is a refreshing and pleasant day hike that provides an excellent experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

First, get up early to see the sunrise from the renowned hill station in Sarangkot. Sarangkot is approximately 45 minutes by car from Pokhara, the most popular lake city in the world with tourists. After seeing the sunrise, have your breakfast while admiring the view of Fewa Lake, stunning terraced millet and rice fields, and a separate settlement. Then begin to proceed along the dirt path. You can decide to wander throughout the towns. You can either walk along the ridge of the hill, which only requires a modest amount of uphill and downhill movement. 

As you move in the direction of Naudanda, you are treated to a breathtaking view of the Pokhara Valley, its green hills, and the Himalayan range. By the time you get to Naudanda, you’ll be able to get a good look at Mt. Fishtail and other peaks in the Annapurna range. The hike concludes at Naudanda where you can spend some time enjoying the picturesque scenery and taking photographs. After spending some time in Naudanda, you’ll back to the Pokhara.


Drive to Sarangkot to see the sunrise views. You’ll reach Sarangkot after the 45 mins drive from the Lakeside, Pokhara.

Enjoy the sunrise views over the mountain ranges and Phewa Lake. You can take lots of pictures during this time.

You’ll take have breakfast with stunning views of the mountain ranges and Phewa Lake.

Heading towards the Naudanda. You’ll pass through charming villages, terraced fields, and forests, providing a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.

Approximately 3-4 hours walk from the Sarangkot, you’ll reach the Naudanda.

Have lunch at the Naudanda prepared by the local people and spent some relaxing time over there.

You’ll drive back to the lakeside. Pokhara from Naudanda


  • Private vehicle transportation service to hiking routes. 
  • Experienced and License holder Guide.
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Tips for guide
  • Personnel expenses

Food & Accomodation:


As you go through Nepal’s rural areas, you can’t expect to find a wide variety of cuisine. The Sarangkot to Naudanda climb requires food to keep you energized all day. There are a few tea houses and eateries in Sarangkot where you can grab a bite before starting your hike. This establishment usually serves simple Nepali meals and snacks such as dal bhat, momos, and noodles. 

We supply the lunch that is made by the locals along this trail since just lunch is included in this hiking package. As you can’t have a variety of cuisine, we try to provide good and healthy food which keeps you energized the whole day.  These foods are prepared by the local people with authentic tastes. You can have delicious Nepali dishes with amazing views of nature. 

Essential Info:


  • Backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Water
  • Food
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Towel
  • Hiking Shoes
  • First aid kits


Guide service 

During the day hike between Sarangkot and Naudanda, our company provides a guide. We offer experienced hiking trail experts who are knowledgeable about the region’s flora, fauna, cultural relevance, and historical aspects. Our guides have years of expertise and in-depth route knowledge. All information about that region will be provided by our guide. Everything about that location will be explained by our guide. We provide English-speaking guides. Nevertheless, if it’s feasible, we may meet your request for a tour guide who speaks a different language.

While on the treks, we place a high priority on the safety of our customers. We make sure that our guides are equipped with the appropriate tools for any unforeseen circumstance and are trained in first aid and emergency response.


Our organization offers a private vehicle for transportation from Pokhara to Sarangkot and from Naundanda to Pokhara for a day hike from Sarangkot to Naundanda. For your group, we provide the best transportation service. We offer well-maintained, clean, hygienic, and comfy vehicles with knowledgeable and skilled drivers. The driver carefully transports you to your destination. For this Sarangkot-Naudanda hike, you can also use a public vehicle if that’s what you prefer. Public buses frequently transfer people to this region.

A typical Day

A typical day hiking from Sarangkot to Naidanda involves exploring the beautiful landscapes and viewpoints of the region. Begin your day by driving to Sarangkot in the early morning. Sarangkot is renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. If the weather conditions are favorable, you can witness a breathtaking sunrise before you begin your hike. Then enjoy a hearty breakfast at Sarangkot to fuel up for your hike. 

Embark on your hike from Sarangkot, following the trail that leads towards Naudanda. The trail winds through scenic countryside, passing through terraced fields, small villages, and lush forests. As you hike, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. The trail offers several vantange points where you can take a break and soak in the breathtaking scenery.

After several hours of hiking, you’ll reach the village of Naudanda. The village is situated on a ridge and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. Then, you’ll have lunch over there which are prepared by the local people. Then you’ll explore the Naudanda and drive back to Lakeside, Pokhara. 

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