The Annapurna Cable Car, the first cable car in Pokhara, has been inaugurated recently. It is quickly gaining popularity among tourists as one of the best tourist attractions in Pokhara.
In general, the cable car project was launched by the Annapurna Cable Car Private Limited Company in 2010, with the help of Nippon Cable Corporation, a Japanese company. The Annapurna Cable Car runs from Sedi-18, Lakeside, to Sarangkot, which is about 2.4 kilometers in length.
Moreover, it was estimated to launch in 2020. However, the construction was delayed. The company has suffered huge losses due to delays in construction because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Due to this, the cost of the project has doubled to about NPR 2 billion.
Now before diving into the brief details, here’s a summarized chart about the specific details about the Annapurna Cable for you to make a quick overview.
Annapurna Cable Car
|Distance||Approximately 9 minutes|
|Ticket Price||– Domestic: NPR 700|
|– Asian (SAARC): NPR 800|
|– Other Nations: NPR 900|
|Location||Sedi Bagar, Lakeside, Pokhara|
|Opening Hours||– Monday to Sunday|
|– 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
Annapurna Cable Car Distance
The cable car connects Sarangkot and Phewa Lake, two of Pokhara’s most famous tourist destinations. Sarangkot, which lies at 1600 meters above sea level, is a popular tourist site in Pokhara. It also serves as a launch point for paragliding and soaring Zipflyer.
In general, individuals must ride a considerable distance to reach the summit. As a result, people will find it easier to reach Sarangkot by taking the Annapurna Cable Car. A car ride to Sarangkot takes about 30-40 minutes, whereas the Annapurna Cable Car takes about 9 minutes.
From the summit, we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Manaslu to the north. Whereas, on the west, we can have a magnificent view of Phewa Lake, Shanti Stupa, Lord Shiva Statue, and the Pokhara International Airport.
Annapurna Cable Car Ticket Price
|Asian (SAARC)||NPR 800|
|Other Nations||NPR 900|
The Annapurna Cable Car is estimated to serve around 500 people per hour. There are about 18 cable cars with the capacity to carry 8 people each. The ticket price for domestic tourists is NPR 700, whereas, the students and senior citizens will get up to a 25 percent discount.
Similarly, the cable car ticket fee has been set at NPR 800 for Asian tourists and NPR 900 for travelers from other nations. Furthermore, vehicles will be prepared to transport passengers from Prithvi Chowk and the Lakeside region of Pokhara to the station in the upcoming days.
Annapurna Cable Car Location
The Annapurna Cable Car (bottom terminal), which is situated in Sedi Bagar, is about a 10-minute ride from Hallanchowk, Lakeside. It lies on the way to Pame, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations for cycling, fishing, and paragliding.
Similarly, many new restaurants and lodges are being set up in Sedibagar nowadays. Sedi Bagar has been a happening place for the past few years in Pokhara.
In general, the Annapurna Cable Car is the fourth cable car in Nepal. In Nepal, there are four major cable cars, with the Manakamana Cable Car serving as the country’s first cable car. Similarly, Chandragiri Hills Cable Car has become one of the major tourist attractions in Bagmati province.
Annapurna Cable Car Contact Number
– Monday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Thursday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Friday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Saturday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
– Sunday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Annapurna Cable Car is playing an important role in the development of tourism in Nepal. It has become a new tourist destination in Pokhara nowadays. The number of tourists, both domestic and international, has increased drastically within a few weeks.
Undoubtedly, the Annapurna Cable Car has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Pokhara. In addition, it provides lots of benefits to visitors who are willing to travel to Sarangkot. It has saved time as well as provided astonishing scenery to the visitors.
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Panchamukhi Ganesha Statue In Sarangkot
To draw visitors, a statue of Panchamukhi Ganesha (five-faced Ganesha) would be built in Sarangkot, Kaski. With an expenditure of NPR 60 million, the Annapurna cable car company plans to erect a five-faced Ganesha statue atop the Sarangkot slopes. Construction work has already begun, according to Dinesh Paudyal, the company’s general manager.
According to him, construction on the Panchmukhi Ganesha statue has already begun. It will be installed in a 30-foot-tall structure. By taking the Annapurna cable to the upper station, one may see the statue, which is 60 feet above the ground and visible from Phewa Lake.
The Annapurna Cable Car Company, which cost over NPR 2 billion to build and run, is getting ready to erect a monument to draw tourists. At the location where the statue will be put, a temple dedicated to Kailasheshwar Mahadev has already been built.
Passengers could now travel in nine minutes from Fewatal to Sarangkot once the cable car was put into service. For people who wish to view the dawn and sunset from Sarangkot, the firm has been running a cable car from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently, the business serves eight customers on average, and more than half of them are domestic visitors, according to the business.