RRB in Nepal | Sunrise Over Fishtail Mountain


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sunrise, pokhara, nepal, sarangkot, fishtail mountain, annapurna range, himalayasOne of the must-do activities in Pokhara (other than trekking and paragliding in which we did partake is watching the sun rise over Fishtail Mountain, a peak on the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas so named because of its fishtail shape. While we opted for the mini-hike version, even if you aren’t into waking up at 4:00 a.m. to climb a mountain, you can still take in a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayan Mountains by having a taxi drop you off close to the peak of Sarangkot, a village about 1,600 meters above sea level from which you get a front-row seat to the dawn show.sunrise, pokhara, nepal, sarangkot, fishtail mountain, annapurna range, himalayasExcept you still have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. And actually, your taxi probably won’t be able to come close to the top of Sarangkot because a bunch of other taxis, huge tour buses and other vehicles are also all trying to reach the same destination, except one of the buses decides to park in the middle of the road and block everyone else, thus turning the road into one long, steep parking lot and forcing everyone to walk. That.sunrise, pokhara, nepal, sarangkot, fishtail mountain, annapurna range, himalayasFull disclosure: We didn’t exactly want to do the mini-hike version, except we weren’t going to get stuck halfway down the mountain and miss the sunrise. So instead of getting dropped off at the village, then climbing to the peak, we started our hike a bit earlier and had to book it so as not to miss the beautiful pre-sunrise hues of purples and pinks and oranges. But it was worth it.sunrise, pokhara, nepal, sarangkot, fishtail mountain, annapurna range, himalayasBecause: This.sunrise, pokhara, nepal, sarangkot, fishtail mountain, annapurna range, himalayasAnd: This.This view definitely rivals any sunrise — and sunset — I’ve seen previously for Most Gorgeous Ever. Have you ever watched the sunrise? (And if so, was it because you were still awake from the night before, or did you actually wake up purposefully to see it? Ha!)See more photos from Pokhara.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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