Friendship Peak, is a  spectacular mountain standing at an elevation of 5289 m, and is a part of the Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Facing several other peaks like Hanuman Tibba, 7 Sisters, Rocky Mountain, and standing besides Makharwe, Shikarwe, Ladakhi Peak , Manali Peak, the summit of this peak offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges with the Beas Kund basin enhancing the beauty of the panorama. Friendship Peak Trek does not require any prior training & experience in mountaineering although the climb to the summit is quite steep and also requires use of advance crampon use at certain points hence it surely requires good fitness.

  • Total Duration of the trip:  06 Days
  • Days on Trek: 05 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 5289 m(17000 + Ft.)
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Solang Valley
  • Difficulty level:  Moderate to Difficult

Per Person Cost

₹23,210.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments, Transfers. Includes Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Manali and Check in at Solang Valley

Arrive at Manali and Check leave for Solang Valley.Check in to the guest house.Take out some time for Local Discovery and let your body adjust to the altitude change.

Day 02: Solang Nallah to Dhundhi

Day two Starts with a trek from Dhundhi to Bakarthach. Though there is a road heading to Dhundhi, the trek provides the necessary warm up to the body for the tougher days ahead.The trail is easy till Dhundi. Dhundhi is magical campsite just at the banks of Beas river.The Camp Site is accompanied by SASSE regional office to the north and Rohatang Tunnel work space to the left.You can spot Hanuman Tibba at distance from Dhundhi and the landscape provides enough motivation for the days ahead.

Day 03: Dhundhi to Bakarthach Camp Site

Rise up early As you reach Dhundhi, take rest for tea and refreshment.Few minutes of rest and move ahead for Bakarthach. The trek requires stamina and strength.You need to cross single stream coming down from Rohru Thach and Beas river just before Palchan Thach. As you reach the Palchan Thach, Bakarthach is a 2 hour walk.The patch from Palchan Thach to Bakarthach is a bit difficult and take around 2 hours.The patch is full of boulders and takes you just at the bootom of Hanuman Tibba Glacier.The views are incredible.

Day 04: Bakarthach to Lady Leg

This is the day when your climbing actually starts.Lady Leg is to the right of Bakarthach and is a gallery coming down from the Friendship Peak.Its resemblance to the leg of a lady has given its name.It takes 3-5 hours of climbing to reach Lady Leg Campsite.Rest for the day and give your body time to acclimatize.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day for the summit

Day 5 is a rest day and will be utilised mostly for the acclimatisation process.

Day 6: Summit Climbing(12:01 am) back to Solang Valley

Day 6 at midnight start your ascent to the peak.The peak looks easy as a cake walk. The first patch looks more like a flat land, but requires ample strength to reach a point from where the ridge climbing starts.This is part is a technical climb and requires front crampining at certain points.
It usually takes 6 hours to climb the peak.Start descending by 6 am.
Reach Lady leg and start your journey back to Solang Valley.

Day 07: Departure for Delhi

Depart for Delhi by Evening Volvo.

FAQ's

Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs

Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered

The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 17000 ft.(Friend Ship Peak)

Question 3- What other peaks will be spotted during the climb.(Important)

1- Priyadarshini Peak( 7 Sister Peaks)
2- Hanuman Tibba
3- Rocky
4- Makharve and Shikharve
5- Shetidhar
6- Manali peak
7- ladakhi peak

Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation?At higher altitudes

The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

Question 5 -How do I Manali

Manali being one of the busiest hill station in India is well connected from Delhi by Volvo bus service

Question 6 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?
We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking?
What communication options exist while trekking?
It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1-Accommodation in camps during trekking.
    2-All Meals while on trek (Veg)(Breakfast+packed Lunch+Dinner)
    3-Cook & attendant during the trekking.
    4-Trekking equipment (Dinning tent+Sleeping bags+Toilet tent+Kitchen tents+Crampons+ice axes,ropes,Harness etc.)
    5-Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
    6-Camping fee, Environmental charges and Trek Fees.
    7-Certified Mountaineering Guide for the ascent
    8- To and fro Volvo bus transfers from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi
    9-All Road Transfers from Manali to Solang Valley and Solang Valley to Manali.
    10- Service Ta of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

    Exclusion

    1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax apart from mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.
    8-Personal porter to carry Luggage

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles
    1- Trekking Pole

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.