‘an exciting adventure on hidden Ponkar lake close to the base of Larke-La Pass’
Ponkar Lake Annapurna & Manaslu Himalaya Trekking is an adventure on the hidden tracks of Manang, and close to the Manaslu region.
The two beautiful scenic areas are separated by Larke-La Pass, which is above 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet high. The trek to Ponkar Lake reaches close to the western side of Larke-La Pass within the Manang district. An exciting thrill to experience on a week duration walks, exploring the wild country of Manang.
Located North of Annapurna and West of staggering peaks of Manaslu Himal, where walk leads on off the beaten tracks. An exclusive adventure, where very few groups seldom venture into the unknown region of Manang & Manaslu areas.
Enjoy the perfect wilderness within the harmony of high snow mountains and pristine forest, lined with rhododendron and pine trees.
Ponkar Lake Annapurna & Manaslu Himalaya Trekking, begins with a long interesting overland journey, heading Nepal Mid-West hills.
Reaching Lamjung areas in Besisar, the district headquarter town of Lamjung and then heading up to Jagat. A lovely farm village located high above Masrsyangdi River and the low warm paddy fields.
The walk starts heading northwest, following the uphill trail past Chamje village to Tal Besi, from here on into the Manang district. From the village of Tal, which is also our ending point of trekking on the return journey.
After Tal, a gradual climb to Dharapani village, located on the midway of Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit routes.
From Dharapani onwards our real adventure begins by leaving behind the main popular trails to mountain wilderness. The climb leads through beautiful pines and rhododendron forest reaching our destination at Bhimthang, where the trail of Larke-La joins. Situated amidst forest surroundings, a small settlement with several nice simple lodges, adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments.
At Bhimthang spend an extra day to explore around its wild hidden areas heading towards our main destination to Ponkar Lake. The highest point of the adventure rewards stunning views of the snow mountain range.
From the Ponkar Lake overlooking Ponkar Himal, Himal Chuli, and Ngadi Chulu with views of the North Face of Mt. Manaslu. The world’s 8th highest peaks with Lamjung Himal, Larke Peak, Himlung, and Cheo Himal extend towards peaks of Annapurna Himalayas.
Enjoying the exciting adventure to Ponkar Lake, return journey on the same scenic trail to Dharapani and Tal Besi. Where trek completes taking an exciting drive back to Kathmandu. After a glorious memorable scenery of great experience to Ponkar Lake Annapurna & Manaslu Himalaya Trekking.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma).
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.