Friendship Peak Trek

10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS
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Friendship Peak

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.

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Day 01: Delhi – Manali

AC Volvo from the meeting points in Delhi will start at 6 in the evening. Within 12-13 hours, you will reach Manali. Overnight journey in AC Volvo.

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Day 02: Manali

After 12-13 hours arduous Volvo journey, tourists will reach Manali by morning. On arrival, tourists will be transferred to the hotel. On this day, you can explore Manali. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 03: Manali -Solang Nala – Bakerthach (3500mts/11480Bmt)

This exciting trek to Friend peak will begin with a trek through one of the most popular trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh. Early morning, a jeep will transfer you to Solang Valley, where you will check in a hotel. After breakfast in the Solang Valley hotel, you will load your baggage into vehicles, followed by a departure to the starting point of the trek, Dundi. On the third day, you will travel till Bakerthach via Palchani Tach. Trekkers can use the rest of the day to explore Bakerthach. Dinner is served in the Bakerthach camps.

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Day 04: Bakertach Camp - Beas Kund Base Camp 3690m

After breakfast, trekkers will start their trek to the first basecamp, Beas Kund, a holy river of Himachal Pradesh. Beas Kund is a known stopover point for many other trekking trails like Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Manali. The trek takes you to the Base camp while passing by the Beas Kund Glacier. Lunch and dinner will be served at the camp in Beas Kund. Overnight stay at the camp.

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Day 05: Full day in Beas Kund Base Camp

After breakfast, tourists will attend a training session in which they will be told about equipment and their usage. In this training course, guides will prepare you to brave to the snow glaciers, which you might cross in coming days. Time is allowed to get used to the climbing gear including harness, crampons and climbing boots. You get familiar with your equipment and you learn how to arrest properly slope falls. After the training sessions, tourist will go for lunch, followed by packing for the advance camping. Dinner and overnight stay in the Beaskund camp.

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Day 06 : Base camp - Advance camp

After breakfast, you will trek uphill for approximately 4-5 hours to the advance base camp. Amidst the mountain ranges, the location of the advanced base camp is picturesque. While relishing, the view of the hills, trekkers will set their tents. From the advanced base camp site, one can see the view of the beautiful ranges like Hanuman Tibba, Maker Beh, Shiker Beh and the grandest Friendship peak. Dinner and overnight stay in the advanced base camp.

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Day 07 : Reserved day for summit attempts - Bakarthach

Early morning, around 3 AM, the journey to the peak will start. From the base camp, you will have to walk for 6 hours to the reach the summit. It will be a steep trek; you will pass through glaciers, snow peak and cross various crevasses. If everything goes as planned, trekkers will be able to reach the summit by 9 in the morning. From the top of the hill, tourists will be able to see the uninterrupted view of neighbouring mountains, towns like Lahaul & Spiti and Manali. After spending some time at the summit, tourist will go back to the advanced base camp for lunch. Following lunch, they will trek downhill till Bakarthach camp. Overnight stay in Bakarthach camp.

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Day 08: Back to Manali

Return the same way to civilisation. On the eighth day, after the breakfast trekkers will descend to the starting point of the trek, Dhundi. From Dhundi, a four tyre vehicle will take you to Manali. After lunch, you will get an opportunity to explore Manali. Make sure that you take a look at Hadimba, the hot water springs of Vashisht and maybe even the Naggar Roerich Art Gallery. A dinner is arranged at the Manali hotel where you are staying.

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Day 09: Manali and Delhi

On a ninth day, tourist can explore Manali. At 04:30 PM, AC Volvo will arrive at the hotel, which will take you back to Delhi. Overnight journey in Volvo.

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Day 10: Delhi

Arrival in Delhi in the early morning, the adventure of the Friend's peak trekking comes to an end.

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trek?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)