Ascent to Sarangkot-Southeast Peak-4400 on 2009-12-31

Climber: Tom Sewell

Others in Party:always solo this old man
Date:Thursday, December 31, 2009
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Point Reached:Sarangkot-Southeast Peak - 4400
    Elevation:1341 m / 4400 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Sarankot Mtn. Probably one of the best views in the world. you can see past Mr. Dhaulagiri far to the west, all the Annapurnas, the Manslu Himal, even some of the Ganesh Himal to east. for some reason these last few years i'd forgotten about the direct trail from the village north of Lakeside, (along the lake) but this year i found it again and it became my favorite workout during my 2 months stay in Pokhara with my fiance Bindu as we wait endlessly for our K-1 visa application to be approved or not. I usually ran it twice a week. on other days i'd run the Peace Pagoda forest trail south of the lake, also an incredible view but not tuff enuf, or ride my old ritchey mtn bike thats lived in familys house locked for over 15 years. it still runs, kinda!
Sarankot cant really be called a peak, well i guess it would be here in montana but not in Nepal, so i won't count it on my life list. but it is one killer workout! like near max heartrate the whole way, and all of it steep stone stairs. I got my time down to 52;04 from the road jct at "Sedibogar" about a mile north of the tourist crap in lakeside, to the top. i call it a "run" but really its a speedwalk with trekking poles. nevertheless its killer, and coming down takes about 35-40 minutes of knee jarring huge steps also. from the jct. follow stone road north towards mtn about one km steep to school, behind school the actual trail goes to rite, into a rocky gulley hence becomes steps all the way zigging up to village near top then cement steps to summit. too bad miss bindy was too wimpy to try it. hey, i ain't complaining, she an upgrade over my b*t** xwife sita thats for sure!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:732 m / 2400 ft
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:shirtless, near neked tourist!
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:732 m / 2400 ft
    Route:the stairs trail direct, run
    Trailhead:Sedibogar village  609 m / 2000 ft
    Time Up:52 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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