Construction of the cable car in Sarangkot is almost completed
In recent years, some road projects have been completed in Sarangkot and you can now drive on a very nice serpentine road over Kaskikot to Naudada. This is an important factor for hoteliers who invest large sums in their hotels on Sarangkot Hill. The access to the hotels as well as the breathtaking view point in Sarangkot will be also extended by a cable car and the opening is already planned for the coming autumn season 2019.
Such alternative road access to Sarangkot is a huge gain for the region, as the monsoon is a steady enemy of the asphalt. The past has shown that every year parts of the street are literally swept away and that the official building ministries are hardly able to manage this problem. Such projects are of enormous importance to improve the quality of the holiday destination Pokhara and to attract a growing number of foreign as well as local tourists to the region.
What makes sense for the future are projects like these, which improve the infrastructure and make a visit attractive. Furthermore, there is the need of alternative sights like parks, gardens or other high class tourist attractions that add value to the natural beauty of the mountains. Pokhara is a magical place and can not be compared to other holiday destinations around the world. However, the fact is that in the end the mountains can only be seen 30% of the year and this alone is not enough to bring the success desired by the tourism industry.