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Friendship Peak Trek

 Manali    9 Nights/10 Days 113 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Friendship Peak standing at a staggering 17348 feet this is one of the most famous treks in the Pir Panjal range. Graded as a moderately challenging trek, it is best suited for seasoned candidates of trekking.

Highlights

  • Climb the incredible Friendship peak guarding the sacred Beas Kund
  • A trek which is a go-to for a seasoned trekker.
  • All charge inclusive: All the permits charges are included in the trek cost.
  • Service of an experienced and certified guide.

 

Detailed overview

Friendship peak is one of the best peaks in Himachal located in the Pir Panjal range. This little challenging peak requires the participants with a bit of prior trekking experience. Not very technical but this will surely can be a beginning point of peak climbing journey as you would be made aware of walking with crampons, ropes, ice axe and all. Friendship peak is surrounded by lots of peaks like Hamumaan Tibaa, Shetidhar, Ladakhi, Mukerbeh, Shikharveh, Manali peak etc. Bakarthach is base camp and good for snow and ice craft.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Manali
  • After your arrival in Manali, you will have to reach the hotel by at least 10 am-11 am where you will meet your hosts.
  • Relax in the hotel after a nice warm breakfast.
  • After lunch, you may go for an acclimatization walk in the nearby area and for some last minute shopping for the expedition. 
  • In the evening meet the expedition leader, who will be a briefing about the trek. 
Day 2: Drive from Manali - Solang Valley - Trek to Bakarthach | Drive 12 km / Trek 5 hours 
  • On the second day, you will be driven to Solang Valley from Manali which will be a drive of about half an hour.
  • After your arrival in the Solang Valley, you will be trekking to the Bakarthach which will be a 5 hours trek.
  • In the evening go for an acclimatization walk in the area close to the camp, later in the night bring the day to an end by a good night's sleep. 
Day 3: Bakarthach (10800 feet) - Beas Kund Glacier (12500 feet) | Trek 5-6 hours
  • On the third day, you will be trekking for about 5-6 hours from Bakarthatch to Beas Kund.
  • Upon arrival, you may check-in to the camp in Beas Kund and rest for some time.
  • In the evening you will be undertaking knot practice and rope coiling.

Day 4: Beas Kund - Advance Base Camp Lady Leg - Beas Kund

  • After breakfast on day 4, load ferry to ABC (Advance Base Camp) Lady Leg glacier from Beas Kund. 
  • Post load ferry get back to the base camp in Beas Kund and undertake a session of snow craft ascending and descending technique on snow and how to use an ice axe.
Day 5: Beas Kund (12500 feet) - Advance Base Camp (15000 feet) | Trek 7 hours
  • On the fifth day after breakfast, you will be trekking to the ABC (Advance Base Camp) which will be a moderately challenging trek.
  • You will be pitching tents at the ABC for the night.
Day 6: Advance Base Camp - Summit Camp | Trek 2 hours
  • On day 6, you will be trekking to the Summit Camp from the Advance Base Camp.
  • The hike is short to the summit camp from the Advance Base Camp.
Day 7: Summit Climb
  • On the seventh day, you will go for the attempt to the summit from the Summit Camp.
  • The climb to the summit can be graded as a challenging one. 

Day 8: Reserve day for the summit - ABC

  • The day 8 will be a reserve day which can be used for another attempt to climb the summit.
  • After the climb to the summit, you will be descending down to the Advance Base Camp.
  • You will be staying overnight in the Advance Base Camp.

Day 9: ABC - Bakarthatch

  • On a ninth day, you will be trekking back from the Advance Base Camp to the Bakarthatch camp.
  • Stay overnight in the Bakarthatch camp. 

Day 10: Trek from Bakarthatch - Solang Valley - Drive to Manali | Trek 5 hours/ Drive 12 km 

  • On the last leg of the trek, you will be trekking down from Bakarthatch to Solang Valley which will be a trek of 5 hours.
  • Post your arrival in Solang Valley you will be driven from Solang Valley to Manali from where you can head to your onward journey.

Basic Details

Start Point
Manali
Finish Point
Manali
Activity Level
Moderate to Challenging
Start time
10:00 am
Category
Trekking and HikingOutdoor AdventuresMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O1005A951

Inclusions

  • Local transportation charges during the trek
  • Services of a skilled and certified local guide who has ample knowledge of the route
  • Vegetarian meals during the trek /climbing. { Breakfast (Day 2- Day 10) / Lunch (Day 2- Day 9) / Dinner (Day 2- Day 9)}
  • Services of cooks/helpers 
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
  • Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner, ropes, crampons, helmets, ice axe, gaiters, harness, snow boots
  • During Trek & Expedition, you will be provided with dome/alpine/high altitude tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc would be provided
  • High altitude porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc
  • Climbing guide’s support up to the summit
  • Basic first aid kit with portal oxygen
  • Forest Permits, wildlife fee and camping charges
  • State government fees
  • IMF Permissions, royalty and registration
  • Liaison officer cost (included for foreign expedition only)

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/bus fare/train fare or airport tax
  • Meals other than mentioned in cost inclusion
  • Trekking shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging
  • 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.
  • Any kind of personal clothing
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Personal porter to carry luggage
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

Part Payment Policy

  • Book with 10% of the total amount if you book more than 30 days in advance.
  • Booking amount is non-refundable.

Please note:

  • Meals: In hotels only breakfast will be served. While on trek all meals will be provided
  • Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental
  • High Altitude meal: You may use canned food at a high altitude
  • No denim or jeans – not suited for this trek
  • Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food. Do not carry any disposable plastic bottles like (Bisleri, Aquafina), plastic wrapped/packaged items
  • Do not bring any non-bio degradable material
  • After packing, weigh your gear. It should be in the range of 8-10 kg – preferably on the lighter side. Anything heavier, you will need to iterate and remove what is not essential
  • Carry light and what is essential. As an example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days)
  • Some general advice about clothing: To protect yourself from cold, dressing in layers is the mantra. Two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T-shirt that is thick. 3 T-shirts worn one over the other is as good as a full sweater. This is just a guideline. If you are prone to cold carry extra warm clothing

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 30 days
  • 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable

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  • Manali Bus Stand, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • The local person's contact details will be shared with you post-booking over email in the post-booking voucher
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