Friendship Peak Expedition
Himachal Pradesh | 10D/9N | 17,382 Ft.
May to June and September to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
Lapped in the Pir Panjal range, at an elevation of 5,298 meters, the Friendship Peak trek is one of the most popular trekking summits in India. The trek is quite challenging, but does not require any mountaineering skills. It can be done by extremely fit trekkers, with prior experience of high altitude trekking. The trail to Friendship Peak unfolds from Manali’s Solang Valley, and winds through beautiful oak forests and meadows, over glaciers, moraines and boulders. The trail is a round one, beginning and ending at Solang. The arduous summit climb rewards you with mind boggling, panoramic views of the Pir Panjal ranges, and the slightly distant beauty of the Dhauladhar ranges. The verdant expanses of the trail give way to a beautiful snow bed after a certain altitude. The Friendship peak trek is an unmissable one for those seeking pure thrill.
Max. Altitude – 5,289 meters
Duration – 10 days
Level – Challenging
1. It is one of the most challenging trekking Summits in India and doesn’t demand mountaineering skills or techniques.
2. The summit offers you unmatched views of the neighboring Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, along with a sprawling view of the Solang valley.
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Food and stay in Manali
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to and fro Manali from home city
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Day 1 Arrival at Manali
The drive from Delhi to Manali is about 12 hours long via an overnight bus.
Day 2 Drive to Solang Valley; Trek to Bakerthach
Altitude: 3,500 m
Day 3 Trek from Bakertach to Beas Kund Base Camp
Day 4 Acclimatise & Train at the Base Camp
Day 5 Trek from Base Camp to Advance Camp
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 6 Summit Attempt
Day 7 Reserve Day
Day 8 Trek from Advance Base Camp to Bakerthach
Day 9 Trek from Bakerthach to Solang Valley; Drive to Manali
Day 10 Depart from Manali
The Friendship Peak Trek is a challenging one that sits at a dizzying altitude of 17,382 ft. The challenging level of the trek combined with extreme high altitude demands rigorous physical fitness, endurance and stamina, along with proper acclimatization. Only well experienced trekkers who have scaled heights of at least 4,500 to 5,000 meters should undertake the trek.
The ideal window for this trek is Mid June to Mid October, when the weather conditions aren’t extreme. Although, monsoons should be totally avoided, as the likelihood of landslides is quite high then.
If you choose to attempt the trek in the months of June – July, you can expect temperatures to range between 12 to 20 degrees Celsius during daytime, while nights are cold, with temperatures ranging from -3 to 5 degrees.
If you’re going during the September – October, the weather is considerably colder, with daytime temperatures ranging between 10 to 15 degrees, which dip to -6 to 4 degrees during the night.
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.
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