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Friendship Peak Expedition

Friendship Peak, a spectacular mountain standing at an elevation of 5289m, is a part of the Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 9 Days
  • 34 KM
  • 17,382 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 31450
    $ 450*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    May-June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Jagatsukh, Manali

  • Pickup Point

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    Wrong Direction Hostel, Jagatsukh

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights



  • It is considered as one of the most difficult Himalayan Treks with a height of 17,382 ft. which is similar to some other desired and famous Himalayan Treks. This is not known by many people, hence, making it the dark horse when it comes to trekking at high altitudes.
  • Friendship Peak expedition is a good alternative to Stok Kangri and Kanamo Peak. It is for this reason that this expedition is highly recommended for people who are searching for perfect alternatives to Stok Kangri and Kanamo Peak.
  • This Expedition has a brown cover of boulders assorted with snow at its stretch which makes it a really unique expedition to opt for. Unlike the other treks, you will not find a continual area of snow cover or vegetation. The greenery and snow come to you just at the correct moment and the correct amount.

Overview

When you are in the mountains, you don't want to know what time it is or what day it is or where you are, because the truth is none of that matters. What actually matters is the sunlight that touches your skin in the cold morning, the breeze that shakes your body in perfect rhythm and the trail that takes you to the summit. The feeling of being in a whole different world and the aura that surrounds the entire vicinity is something that will refrain your desire to retreat back into the catastrophic world where life seems like a mess.


Lapped in the Pir Panjal range, at an elevation of 17,382 meters, the Friendship Peak expedition is one of the most popular trekking summits in India. The expedition 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 around 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 expedition is an unmissable one for those seeking a pure thrill.


Friendship Peak Trek has a natural appeal to it with an excellent view of some breathtaking places like Spiti, Pin Parvati Pass and the phenomenal peaks that Kinnaur offers to us. This expedition will take you to heights that will leave you in awe. Friendship Peak expedition is that expedition that will give you the charms of mountain climbing in a comparatively subtle and easier way. This expedition will give you these little moments of achievement and more as you expedition along with us.


You need to possess an advanced level of fitness in order to opt for this expedition. Being at a very high elevation, altitude sickness can also come into play. Keeping the ordeal aside, a lot of people claim to find this expedition very interesting to refresh themselves amidst their daily routine life filled with boredom. You are assured to get an amazing company of wanderlusts alongside you. You might think that embarking on this expedition with total strangers won't be that fun but believe us, you will certainly descend the expedition with your hand over their shoulders promising to trace more peaks together in the future.


Trekmunk as a Friendship Peak Expedition Organizer will make sure that you will have a wonderful experience in the mountains. As per the reviews of various trekkers, Trekmunk is the best trekking company in India that assures you a quality service and a friendly atmosphere. Friendship Peak Expedition cost is around 35000 INR which will come with all the inclusions from the base camp. Pack your bags and get along on this wonderful journey of heaven that is Friendship Peak expedition 2020 with Trekmunk.


Best time to visit Friendship Peak Expedition:


The best time to accomplish the Friendship Peak Expedition is in the months of May, June, August, September, and October, as the harshness of winter is left behind, and trials clear up considerably. Visiting this expedition in the month of July is not advised because of the landslides. Generally, the temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees during the daytime and dips to about -6 to 4 during nights. You can witness a collection of some of the majestic Himalayan peaks covered with pristine snow. Embrace yourself to witness enthralling views if you plan to visit Friendship Peak during these months.


Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

The drive from Delhi to Manali is about 15 hours long via an overnight bus. Otherwise, you can prefer the air network and land at Bhuntar Airport from where you can take a cab to reach Manali.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Not Included

We will wait for you at the Manali Bus Stop, from where we will move to Solang Valley which is 12 hours drive from Manali. Solang Valley will mark the commencement of our trek to Friendship Peak on foot. A few hours of a trek through a well-marked road followed by forest trail will advance us to Dhundi. There is moderate ascent throughout the trail. Although you will come across a stream on the trail, it could come out to be murky. So, it is better to carry plenty of water from Manali or Solang itself. We are scheduled to reach Bakerthatch campsite by 1-2 pm. A hot and delicious lunch will be served. Post lunch, we will start setting up camp here. The evening of this day will be scheduled for equipment briefing and providing other necessary details that need to be known for further advancement in the pursuit of scaling this juggernaut mountain peak.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours trek
Altitude : 10,800 ft.
Distance : 5 km

The main objective of day 3 is to trek from Bakertach campsite to Beas Kund Base Camp. Beas Kund is located at an elevation of around 12,500 feet from the mean sea level. The whole trek objective will take roughly around 4-5 hours to complete the day’s trail.


After having early and healthy morning breakfast, we will set out for the next trail which is Beas Kund Base Camp. The terrain consists of mostly rocky paths. There is a steep ascent all the way to the top of Beas Kund. There is no water point throughout the trail. So, make sure that you carry enough water to replenish your water needs along the trail. The trail is well marked which ensures that you won’t be lost on the trek. The mesmerizing views of the forests and mountains keep you entertained throughout the trail. We will camp for some time under the sky while having our dinner. Overnight sleep in the tents will mark the end of this day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 12,500 ft.
Distance : 4 km

We have kept one day solely for the purpose of training and acclimatization as we will be gearing up for the Friendship Peak. This day will mark another crucial day of the trek. You will learn some useful techniques and hacks to make sure that your climb is a smooth journey. You will be aided with some basic training. The final trek to the pass from advance camp is a difficult one and it requires your body to be completely free of the previous ordeals as you step out for the pass, the next day.


The final trail to the pass will include meadows, ice, and snow which makes it a difficult one. It is good to have prior knowledge about the kind of terrain and challenges to be conquered the next day. You will also be informed about the terrain changes you’d experience during the climb. Beyond here, you are likely to find a heavy accumulation of snow, and the time you spent today for acclimatization will help you in your next couple of day’s endeavors to the highest point in the trek. Have your dinner and retire for a good night’s sleep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We will start the day early after having a healthy breakfast at the Base Camp. This day of the trek incorporates a moderate level of difficulty including gradual and steep ascents. The trekking distance is not too much. It will take 4-5 hours to reach the Advance Camp. It is advised to carry 2 liters of water. You will find a few water sources down the day’s trail where you can replenish your water needs. Spend the day resting and exploring around the campsite. Today, you will get a lot of time to rest and recuperate for the challenges that lie further ahead in our quest for the summit. Overnight camping will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 13,230 ft.
Distance : 3 km

Finally, we have to be all set for the most-awaited and crucial day of the entire trek and hence it also gives rise to the most difficult day of the whole journey. So, brace yourself for an exhilarating day ahead.


Starting the trek, we need to tread through steep inclines and make way across the snow-filled trail. Though the day is quite taxing, it brings great excitement as you ascend the high mountain. The descent takes a notorious turn as the route is covered in moraine and scree. It’s important to be more sure-footed in this region.


After spending some quality time at the summit, we will make our way back to the advance camp. We will camp for some time under the sky while having our dinner. Overnight sleep in the tents will mark the end of this day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 11 hours
Altitude : 17,380 ft. at summit
Distance : 12 km

Day 7 acts as a reserve day for a second summit attempt. It will only be used in case of bad weather in the region or other unexpected conditions.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

Early morning will mark the beginning of a beautiful sunrise so close that it will leave you wondering for a moment. We begin descending back to Bakerthatch, following the same trail we took while ascending. Make sure that you have water bottles along with you. The trek is moderate with few steep descents. We will break for lunch halfway down the day’s trail.


Overnight stay will be in tents at Bakerthatch campsite. We will have our dinner while cherishing some of the memories of the trek and then go to sleep for the last time on this unforgettable trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 10,800 ft,
Distance : 10 km

Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise and for a fresh breath. This beautiful scenery and serenity of the place will surely restrict your return back into the chaotic world. Indulge yourself in clicking some sweet snaps which will act as a memory when you shall look back down the memory lane of your life. From this place, you can get clear snapshots of the beautiful Himalayan Ranges.


This will mark the last day of the trek where we will return back to Solang valley from Bakerthatch and then drive back again to Manali. The trail incorporates easy to moderate descent. The terrain type consists of forest trail and riverside trails. The total distance is around 20-25 kilometers and we will reach Manali by 6 pm in the evening.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 3 hours trek, 2 hours drive
Distance : 4 km trek

How To Reach

The Pickup point and Drop Point will be Jagatsukh, Manali. We can arrange a cab for you from the bus station in Manali, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the expedition. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the expedition and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Bus Stand after the expedition will be arranged in a similar way.


How to Reach Friendship Peak Expedition Starting Point (Jagatsukh, Manali)

By Air

The nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is 11km from Kullu and 52 km from Manali. You can take a taxi from Bhuntar to Manali which will cost approximately Rs, 1000/-. The airlines that you can take are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines operating flights from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. To reach Manali by air, you need to have a connecting flight via Delhi or Chandigarh. Delhi or Chandigarh is well connected to major airports across the country. You can check your flight in the following links: 1. https://www.google.com/flights 2. https://www.makemytrip.com/flights/


By Road

To reach by road, you can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali or Chandigarh to Manali. Manali is well connected to cities by road. The roads are in good condition but there are sudden landslides in the monsoon season. The bus from Delhi to Manali can take up to 14 hours and from Chandigarh to Manali is 9 hours at least. Tickets are available online on Redbus.in, Goibibo.in or Hrtc.gov.in. You can pay online for the bus tickets. You should always take the Himsuta bus from HRTC as they are the most comfortable government buses on this route. You can also book private buses but sometimes sudden hiccups come with them. The last government bus leaves at 11:15 pm at night and starts from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.


By Train

We do not recommend you travel by train as the closest railway station, Jogindernagar is 5 hours away which you will again have to cover by bus or cab.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Expedition: All accommodations on the expedition will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified expedition Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the expedition. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the expedition.
  • Meals: All Meals on the expedition are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the expedition which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible. Technical Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys & other items used for climbing.
  • Expedition Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable expedition permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by an expedition in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the expedition. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the expedition. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food and Accommodation in Manali: Food in Manali is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Manali city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Manali and Manali to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the expedition.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the package cost. The charges for offloading vary with every expedition.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the expedition, it is optional.
  • In case reserve day for summit attempt is utilized, an additional amount of INR 2500 would be charged.
  • IMF Fees for Foreign Nationals (approximately USD 75 per person)
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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