Friendship Peak is a marvelous mountain which is located at Pir Pinjal range in Kullu, Himachal. The beautiful district of Kullu has many major attractions, but this peak with an altitude of five thousand two hundred and eighty-nine meters above the sea level is a spellbinding destination that has snow all the time. People need to take the route through Dhundi and Beas Kund.
It is also known as the trekker’s heaven because the trek expedition passes through the mesmerizing Solang Valley. The narrow and steep climbs make the trek more adventurous and one actually loves the zeal while trekking, especially with friends. One thing that needs to be known by the people who are opting to trek is that it is quite steep and hence needs a little preparation on the fitness part.
It is only at a distance of eighteen kilometers from Manali and hence is an easily accessible place. If one is planning to hit this panoramic location, the best time to visit is during the months of May, June, September, and October. It comes along with challenges as the altitude is high and the mountain is steep. Once the traveler reaches the Friendship Peak, the whole view is really beautiful and mesmerizing. It is open seven days a week. However, one may plan to visit between nine in the morning to five in the evening.
In the beautiful valley of Kullu, one sees everything so enchanting and then when visiting Friendship Peak makes the visit even more beautiful and memorable. Therefore, make sure to not to miss the major attractions because this location is an epic experience of mountaineering. So make sure to plan the travel with a little preparation as an impromptu trip to this place isn’t a great idea to go about it. The trek starts from Solang which is a valley near Manali. One needs to trek uphill till Bakarthach after which there are base-camps of the Friendship Peak.
Friendship Peak Trekking Tour Highlights
- Solang Valley
- Trek from Advanced Base Camp (ABC) to Bakarthach
- Hadimba Devi Temple
- Lush green valleys and Forests
Best Time to Visit Friendship Peak Trek
Mid June- Mid October
June - July
The temperature during the afternoon: 12-20 °C
The temperature during the evening and night: (-2) to 6 °C
September - October
The temperature during the afternoon: 12-18°C
The temperature during the evening and night: (-6) to 4 °C
Where is the Friendship Peak Trek ?
Located at an elevation of 5289 m in Pir Panjal Range, a trek to friendship peak is ideal for amateur and budding mountaineers. The Friendship peak is in the Beas Kund area and to reach here; one will have pass through glaciers, rocky moraines, lush green valleys and forest. Trek to friendship peak, commences from the Solang-Nalla Valley and after passing through the thrilling ascends and descends, it leads to Friendships peak via Bakarthach. The peak is considered to be among the easiest climb, in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh and can be attempted by even by laypersons with sufficient endurance and proper guidance.
How to Reach Friendship Peak Trek ?
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport or Kullu Manali Airport or Kullu Airport is the nearest airport, which is around 10 km from the South Kullu. But due to bad visibility, flights from Bhuntar Airports often get cancelled. In such case, tourist can go to the second closest, Chandigarh International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar Railway Station is the nearest railway station, around 166 km from Manali. Other convenient railway stations are in Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Road: Manali is well connected with all the neighbouring towns - Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie through a network of state owned and private buses. The area remains connected with Leh during July to October.