Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Public Vehicle
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Ponker Lake (4100m)
- Ponker Lake (4100m), one of the most beautiful lake in Nepal
- View of Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world and other breathtaking mountain scenery
- Less Crowded Trekking Route
- People and their culture
- The Natural beauty and Biological diversity
Mention Trekking in Nepal and the first thing your head hits is Everest Base Camp. In that scenario, even Annapurna makes the way to your mind. All thanks to their widespread popularity amongst tourists, the challenges, of course, create the most fuss.
Knocking the likes of these trekking spots, the one to spring up and command notability is Ponker Lake Trek. This small-scale lake in the Bimthang, has a glorious sight to offer to travelers along with the adventure.
Yet, the most thrilling trek of Nepal, Ponker Lake Trek also happens to be the most underrated trekking destination known so far. This beautifully conserved lake has till now seen the least of the crowd with little applause from the global platform.
The place still stuns the trekkers with its astonishing view, differing topography, and wildland. Only the lake celebrates its belle with the pillowy mountains embracing its every visitor. Now you can imagine how grand welcome one will receive while walking the Manaslu area through Bimthang.
Up until now, Ponker Lake Trek hasn’t had sole victory bringing a swirl of domestic and international tourists. Even so, the place has had a guest every so often being a part of the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.
Best Time for Ponker Lake Trek
Given the elegance and natural wonder of the Manaslu, trek to Ponker Lake is admissible any day. You can travel to this magnificent lake throughout the year in view of its difficulty level.
Still, it’s best if you visit the lake in Autumn as it rules all seasons in Nepal. With the start of September, travelers start rolling to the region, hat tip to its mesmeric view.
There’s a lovely atmosphere throughout the avenue which relaxes the trekkers. Place forward is the show of wildflower sprouted all over the dense forest. Speeding up to the lake, you’ll find greenery everywhere with the gust of cold wind blowing all through the place.
For those who’ve missed out Autumn, better book the trip for Ponker Lake in Spring. The season is the other most liked time of the year and has a soft spot in every trekkers’ heart.
It’s one of the most magical times when the entire Manaslu appears paradise. Nearly everyone in and away from the region enjoys Spring for its fresh air and sweet-scented flowers.
With the blue sky atop, you get the famously picturesque view of the lake and mountains nearby. Nothing compared, Spring has warm weather in the day with a chilly night and morning.
Winter in Nepal also has a decent number of tourists passing by the Ponker Lake. The experience is decidedly unusual traveling this time with freezing weather.
Still, it’s a much better place to be than Monsoon with the rain drizzling all day long. Travelers are put to the test with the temperature getting as low as -8.8 Degree Celsius.
Nothing to take away but Monsoon is the least favorite season among tourists visiting Nepal. It’s a few of those times when travelers have little to do as the rain pours all day. Following the damp trails, you’ll skid all the time and can’t scramble to the lake.
Ponker Lake Trek Difficulty
As vast as the region is, the small is the lake with only just challenges to overcome from Bimthang. Compared to other trek spots in Manaslu, Ponker Lake trek might be the least challenging of all with most thrill and fun.
Even if it sees the traveler making way to the lake for about 10 days, the strain is not even a bit. One can easily trace the step in the trail and make it to the top with a little help from the guide.
You don’t need extra counseling or else be supervised by your guide right through the way. As it happens, the trek is pretty accomplishable for the starters as well who’ve no early experience of trekking.
Saying so, the travelers who’ve already conquered a much difficult trail will find the Ponker Lake Trek a piece of cake. They will have a much easier time, walking the lumpy routes.
To fill your day with elation, there’s the epic natural splendor of the lake with gleaming mountains. For a treat, you get to discern the cultural diversity with the cordial relationships among different ethnic groups living here.
Just in case the weather gets awful and starts acting harshly, it’s better you come prepared. You need to be very cautious in winter as it gets too cold while you approach the lake.