Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 1600 Meters (Sarangkot)
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Whole Year
  • An easy, peaceful, yet enjoyable hike from the Naudanda viewpoint to Sarangkot Viewpoint.
  • A scenic walk crosses several lush forests, green hills, and traditional villages with rural civilization.
  • Peaceful and calm environment with bids chirping across the route.
  • Outstanding views of Annapurna ranges and mountains like Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Machhapucchre, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Starting with a beautiful and scenic drive from Pokhara lakeside to Phedi (hike starting point).
  • Amazing sunrise view from the Naudanda viewpoint before commencing the day hike from Naudanda to Sarangkot.
  • Interactions with the locals and a chance to explore their unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Mind-freshening cool breeze throughout the journey followed by capture-worthy scenes.
  • Beautifully settled local traditional villages with very few people living compared to the city areas.
  • Magical experience and exploration of the village lifestyle with minimum facilities.
  • Lush forests, temples, green valleys, hills, stone-covered paths, locals running, working, cattle grazing, and many more to witness.

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Overview

An easy, serene, exciting, eco-friendly, and highly recommended trekking path from Pokhara is the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike. This path leads from one stunning view tower (Naudanda) to another equally stunning view tower (Sarangkot).

One of the most highly suggested trekking routes for visitors to Pokhara is the Naudanda to Sarangkot Hike. Experience the breathtaking vistas of mountain ranges from both the beginning and conclusion of your hiking adventure. Along with discovering Nepal's traditional way of life, this day trek in Pokhara is well-known for its easy yet thrilling trip across the hills.

A terrific chance to experience rural village life and take in breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre, and Dhaulagiri, as well as Phewa lakes and the Pokhara valley, is provided by the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hiking. An additional fantastic aspect of this day hike from Pokhara is the opportunity to paraglide over the mountainous farming terrace land.

For those who enjoy the outdoors but don't have much time for trekking in Nepal, the Naudanda Sarangkot hiking tour is perfect. The day hike is leisurely and refreshing. This day hike from Pokhara is highly recommended if you are only in Pokhara for a short period. Hiking to Naudanda Sarangkot can be done year-round, but September through June is the ideal season.

Begin your Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara by driving to Phedi along a roadway dotted with verdant forests, ancient towns, and terraced crops. On either side of the horizon are the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Massif.

Step out of the car and begin your journey to discover the splendor of the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Phedi. Travel in the direction of Naudanda, resting sometimes to collect your breath while soaking in the scenery. Take in the breathtaking vistas of the alpine communities and snow-capped summits. There will be plenty of photo ops throughout the trail, so be prepared with your camera.

You will arrive at the Gurung settlement of Naudanda after a moderate climb from Phedi. Stroll past mountain villages with whitewashed homes and rice paddies. To get to Sarangkot, use an easy trail. One of the most well-liked Himalayan vantage spots in Pokhara is Sarangkot (1,600m).

360-degree views of the Pokhara Valley and the Himalayas are available from Sarangkot. Head down from Sarangkot to Pokhara after spending several lovely hours capturing selfies and soaking in the mind-blowing panorama.

Ultimately, conclude your Naudanda Sarangkot Day Tour by making your way to your accommodation. For those who want to experience hiking in the Himalayas without having to endure lengthy treks on rugged trails, this journey is perfect.

You may come as near to the Himalayas as possible without having to give up any of your valuable time, energy, or creature comforts. Additionally, stroll by quaint mountain villages to get a taste of country living.

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, we offer the most reasonable itinerary, services, and cost for the Naudanda Sarangkot Hike from Pokhara for 2024 and 2025. So, do you want to go for one of the best sightseeing and nature-friendly hiking journeys in Pokhara? Feel free to get in touch with us. If you want to extend your hiking journey then we have another option Dhampus Sarangkot Trek.

Benefits of Booking Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara with us

Green Valley Nepal treks has served many tourists (national and international) with the perfect tour and trek packages in Nepal. Because of the excellence of our services and the satisfaction of clients, companies like TripAdvisor also recognize us as the mosttrustworthy travel agency in Nepal.

These facts guarantee the authenticity of our services and besides that, here are a few of the benefits of booking the Naudanda to Sarangkot Day Hike with us:

  • Pickup facility from your hotel to the starting point of the hike (Phedi).
  • Professional and English-speaking guide leading the way and offering you insights about the places.
  • We also offer tourists the privilege to customize the hiking package as per their preferences.
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a hiking T-shirt as a souvenir to the hikers.
  • We make sure that all your queries are cleared before, during, and after the hiking.
  • We also offer discounts to regular and old customers.
  • Drop off facility right at your hotel after the hike.

What You Can Expect from Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara?

Naudanda and Sarangkot are the most popular viewpoint spots for any tourist, whether they are domestic or international. This hiking route has a lot to offer whether it be while walking or after reaching the highest point.

  • Amazing sunrise view from the Naudanda viewpoint (1443 meters).
  • You can expect a hiking route full of stone-made ladders for easy hiking and less effort for the hikers.
  • The Naudanda to Sarangkot day hike is also a perfect way to view the snow-covered peaks in the Annapurna region.
  • You can get the best experience of being inside the hug of nature with green hills, lush forests, rhododendron blooms, and clean rivers.
  • The peacefulness of this journey lets to listen to the melodious chirps of different birds and explore many wild plants and flowers.
  • The cool breeze follows you across the path while giving you the most relaxing space away from the chaos of city life.
  • You will be able to see the snow-capped mountain from Sarangkot along with Kahun Danda, which is getting popular for another Day hike.

Is Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Suitable For You?

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike is suitable for anyone who wants to watch the mountains from close range. Besides, this trail is also famous for being suitable for people of different ages. With a little training, practice, and preparation, anyone from any age can go for this hike.

If you are planning to spend a weekend walking along nature with your family, or if you want to release the lakeside hangover by walking in nature with your friends, the Naudanda to Sarangkot Hike in Pokhara could be something you would want to do.

You can also count on one of the best traditional overviews of the people living in the Kaski district. Moreover, the Naudanda to Sarangkot hike is also a perfect route for anyone trying to understand and explore the unique culture and traditions of the country.

As a whole, if you are someone who wants to take a close look at panoramic views of the mountains, indulge in the peace and serenity of the green hills of Nepal, or want to spend some time in the peaceful nature of the country, Naudanda to Sarangkot hike in Pokhara is highly suitable for you.

Preparation for Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara

There are no age restrictions to participate in the Naudanda to Sarangkot Day hike from Pokhara. Therefore, if you want to visit the Naudanda viewpoint and Sarangkot viewpoint with a beautiful walk across the natural beauty, that too, with your family, you can plan for the Naudanda to Sarangkot Day Hike. However, you need to keep in mind the following points while hiking on this route.

  • Be Physically and Mentally Prepared: One of the most important preparation methods for hiking is being physically and mentally fit. Go for the exercise of both body and mind.
  • Quit Bad Habits: Do you smoke or drink? If not, that's great but if you do, please say bye to those habits because they can have negative impacts on the success of your hiking journey.
  • Check the Map: Before going on the trip, we suggest you check the map thoroughly. Even though the guide will be accompanying you throughout the hike, understanding the map can be beneficial.
  • Learn a Few Common Nepali Phrases: Though this might not be highly required, knowing some of the commonly used Nepali phrases like “Namaste” can help you do a little communication with the locals.
  • Carry a Light Backpack: Make sure that you have carried all the necessary items in your backpack. For example: water bottles, maps, necessary documents, sunscreens, etc.
  • Discuss with your Guide: Before starting the walk, we recommend you talk to the guide and understand the basics of the Naudanda to Sarangkot hiking route.

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Cost 2024 and 2025

With the duration of the hike and facilities included in the hike, Green Valley Nepal treks have the perfect cost for this package for 2024 and 2025. You can refer to the Naudanda to Sarangkot Day Hike Cost for 2024 and 2025 from the table below before booking the package with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1 USD 98Send Inquiry
2 to 3 USD 50 per personSend Inquiry
4 to 6 USD 35 per personSend Inquiry
7 to 12  USD 30 per personSend Inquiry
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  • Start your Journey on a Private Vehicle from Pokhara to Phedi then Hike to Naudanda (1 Hour)

After picking you up from your accommodation, Green Valley Nepal Treks representatives will drive you an hour to reach Phedi. Beautiful vistas of the mountains, terraced farms, and mountaintop communities may be seen throughout this lovely trip.

Once you get to Phedi, leave your vehicle and begin your hike towards Naudanda. Traverse terraced fields and woodland on a designated trail. You reach the Gurung settlement of Naudanda by climbing upward.

Once you arrive at the Naudanda viewpoint, you will be treated to a breathtaking vista of the eastern sky at daybreak. Enjoy the serenity and coolness of the Naudanda viewpoint, watch the sunrise, and take in the views of snow-capped mountains before commencing your hike toward Sarangkot.


  • Start Hiking from Naudanda Viewpoint to Sarangkot Viewpoint (1600m)

You will begin your hike from Naudanda to Sarangkot after taking some time to relax at the Naudanda viewpoint. Depending on the hikers' pace, the hike could take two to three hours. Along the walk, you will see verdant forests, high stone staircases, elegantly decorated traditional villages, and a plethora of other magnificent natural features.

After a few hours of walking, you will come across paragliders and zip lines at the Sarangkot viewpoint because Sarangkot Hill is the Launchpad for these exhilarating pursuits. Additionally, you will run into a number of other guests who come here for picnics or other visits.

You will be encircled by an unending chain of Himalayan peaks in Sarangkot. Admire the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna Massif, Machhapucchre, and Lamjung Himal. The verdant Pokhara valley stretches out beneath, with Phewa Lake sparkling like a precious gem. Take some peaceful time to record these moments on camera and in your memory. Afterwards, drive to your hotel in Pokhara after making a short descent.

  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • Approx. 11 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Pick up from the hotel and drive to Phedi (Hike Starting Point).
  • A professional guide to lead the hiking journey.
  • Drop back to your hotel after the hike completion.
  • A Green Valley Nepal Treks Hiking T-Shirt as a souvenir.
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee, travel, and medical insurance.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the hike.
  • Entrance fee during sightseeing places in Pokhara
  • Personal expenses like internet, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips for guide and driver (Expected at the end of the trip)
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Useful Info

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Best Time

While the hike can be done year-round, the best time to go is generally considered to be from September to June. Here's a breakdown of why:

  • September to November: This is the fall season in Nepal, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. You will have the best chance of seeing clear views of the mountains without any haze or obstruction.
  • December to February: This is the winter season in Nepal, and the temperatures can get quite cold, especially at higher altitudes. However, the skies are still usually clear, and you might even see some snow on the mountains.
  • March to May: This is the spring season in Nepal, and the temperatures start to warm up. However, there can also be more clouds and haze, which can obstruct the views of the mountains.
  • June to August: This is the monsoon season in Nepal, and there is a high chance of rain. The trails can also be slippery and muddy.

Food and Accommodation on Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara

There are not many restaurants or lodges along the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike itself since it's a day hike. Green Valley Nepal Treks do not include any food and accommodation options in this package. However, you have certain options on your own:

  • Pack your own Food: This is the most common option for the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike. There are plenty of grocery stores in Pokhara where you can stock up on food and drinks for your hike.
  • Eat at a restaurant in Pokhara: You can have breakfast in Pokhara before you start your hike, and then have lunch at a restaurant in Pokhara after you finish your hike. There are many restaurants in Pokhara to choose from, serving a variety of Nepali and international cuisine.
  • Eat at a restaurant in Naudanda: There are a few small restaurants in Naudanda where you can buy lunch. However, the selection of food may be limited.

There is no accommodation on the trail itself since it's a day hike. However, if you want to extend your trip and stay overnight, there are a few options in Naudanda and Sarangkot:

  • Homestays in Naudanda: There are a few homestays in Naudanda that offer basic accommodation and meals. This is a great way to experience the local culture and way of life.
  • Hotels in Sarangkot: There are a few hotels in Sarangkot that offer stunning views of the Annapurna Mountains.  These hotels tend to be more expensive than homestays in Naudanda.

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Difficulty

The Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara is generally considered an easy hike. However, there are a few things to keep in mind that might affect the difficulty for some people:

  • Overall fitness: While not strenuous, the hike does involve some uphill walking. If you are not in good physical condition, you might find it challenging.
  • Time of year: The hike can be more difficult during the monsoon season (June to August) due to rain and slippery trails.
  • Length of hike: While shorter than many hikes, 11 kilometers can still be a long way for some people, especially if they are not used to walking long distances.

Overall, the Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike is a great option for those looking for a scenic and relatively easy hike near Pokhara. If you're in good physical condition and don't mind some uphill walking, you should be able to complete the hike with no problems.

Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara Packing List

For a Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike from Pokhara, the most essential equipment would be:

  • Day backpack
  • Nepalese money
  • Walking boots
  • Sun-hat
  • Walking trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • First aid pack + any extra medication
  • Mobile phone (buy local SIM card)
  • Water purifier
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Guidebook/maps

These items will help ensure safety, comfort, and preparedness during your day hike.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TrustPilot

    What a Refreshing Day at Sarangkot and Naudanda!

    I experienced one of the most refreshing and heart-warming days at both Sarangkot and Naudanda. Seriously, I didn't want to leave the place at all. Also, the route from Naudanda to Sarangkot had so much to explore and enjoy.

    NolanMay 10, 2024France
  • TripAdvisor

    Best Way to Get the Best Sunrise and Sunset Views!

    Watched Sunrise from Naudanda and Sunset from Sarangkot. What a pleasant journey with such an amazing guide. Helped us enjoy the best in Pokhara too, in a day.

    MohammedApril 11, 2024Belgium
  • Yes, with proper care and guidance, even children can go for the Naudanda to Sarangkot Hike in Pokhara.

  • No, all you need to do is quit bad habits and do some light physical training as the journey is only for 6-7 hours.

  • Yes, with our package, you can watch the perfect view of the sunrise from Naudanda.

  • Booking the Naudanda to Sarangkot Package is very easy with Green Valley Nepal Treks as you can do that from our website, via WhatsApp, or through direct call.

  • The package starts after we pick you up from your hotel, whereas, the actual trek starts from Phedi.

  • No, as the maximum altitude of this hiking journey is 1600 meters, there are no chances of altitude sickness at all.

  • Yes, if you want to customize the Naudanda to Sarangkot day hike, we can help you do that as well.

  • No, there is no cost of food and water included in the package so, you will have to carry some cash on yourself.

  • Yes, they do, if you do not want to walk, you can visit these places via vehicle as they have a little off-road but appropriate road access.

  • Yes, there are no seasonal restrictions to visit the Naudanda to Sarangkot viewpoint in Pokhara.

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