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Nepal Day 5: Sunrise Viewing & Tandem Paragliding in Sarangkot

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We woke up quite early than most of our morning days in Nepal for the sake to catch sunrise in Sarangkot. Sarangkot is arguably the best sunrise view point in Pokhara and it offers the highest possibilities of panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range. Some of the travellers, especially with strong stamina hiked up to Sarangkot lookout viewpoint but for us who has private driver, he drove us as early as 5.30am. The road up to Sarangkok was pretty windy, narrow and even dark too as there wasn't any street lights all along the way but I believed our private driver had been there couple of times by observing his driving skills. 

Entrance Fee for Sarangkot lookout viewpoint = 30 Rupee
2014 Nepal Sunset View at Sarangkot 1
#1: Panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range from Sarangkot lookout viewpoint 

2014 Nepal Sunset View at Sarangkot 2
#2: A lady will never say no to flower, right?

Once we done with taking hundred or probably thousand of photos of the sunrise and the mountains as well, it's time for something adventurous. When my friend who is the tour leader suggested for tandem paragliding, all of us agreed but then deep inside our heart, all of us were actually pretty nervous, anxious and we can felt that our heart were beating significantly fast. The main issue is that none of us refused to admit or show how terrified we were that time. Along the way up to the hill from the point where we registered the tandem paragliding activity, all of us remained silent and none of us spoken any words inside our car until one of us finally said, "I'm so scare lah!" and the rest of us immediately repeat after what he said. However, it's too late for us to turn back since we're almost reaching the hill. Not choice but we're going to get ready to jump. 

2014 Nepal Pokhara Tandem Paragliding
#3: We signed up for the 15-30 minutes flight and add on for the photos & video in DVD package for our keepsake. 

#4: Look ma! I'm flying. Can't believe I did this.

2014 Nepal Pokhara Tandem Paragliding 2

2014 Nepal Pokhara Tandem Paragliding 3
#6: My pilot for this flight

When we signed up for this, I have to admit that I was almost regret with my decision but right after the jump, I have to say that this is the best thing I've done for my Nepal trip. I'm not the type that afraid of height but I have never done any extreme outdoor activities before and this tandem paragliding is consider to be my first and maiden extreme activity I ever experienced. 

Next, pack our bags and get ready for the following destination. 

2014 Nepal Pokhara Lunch Day 2
#7: Our lunch of the day and I enjoyed the tandoori chicken I ordered.

2014 Nepal Pokhara Devis Falls 1
#8: We dropby and visited the Devi's Falls, one of the must-see attractions in Nepal.

2014 Nepal Pokhara Devis Falls 2
#9: The waterfall is surrounded by abundant flora.

Entrance Fee for Devi's Fall = 30 Rupee

2014 Nepal Pokhara Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
#10: Across the road from Devi's Fall, there is this Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave - probably the longest and attractive cave not just in Nepal but also in South Asia. 

Entrance Fee for Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave = 100 Rupee

2014 Nepal Jangchub Choeling Monastery Bridge
#11: Traditional suspension bridge with the colourful Tibetan prayer flags

2014 Nepal Jangchub Choeling Nunnery
#12: Our last stop for the day - Jangchub Choeling Nunnery before heading back to Pokhara.


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