Sarangkot is a small town located near Pokhara, although its higher up. The lights lining the town roads can be seen from Pokhara. Its a 25-30 min drive from Pokhara. Certain "view-points" of the town are the most sought-after vantage point for witnessing the sunrise over the Annapurna range. However these view-points can get very crowded. Sarangkot is also the take-off point for all paragliding activities in the area.
Although I've seen people flock to Sarangkot only for sunrise, IMHO the Annapurna range looks just as beautiful during any other point of the day; Only addition being the golden reflection of the sun's rays off the peaks, during sunrise. In fact late morning would be a better time to visit the viewpoints, as the crowds disperse almost immediately after the sun is up.
Not much to do beyond admiring the Annapurna, going paragliding and sampling some simple Nepali cuisine. We did not spend a nite in Sarangkot as its only a short drive away and there are more attractions in Pokhara.
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