A springboard for hardcore mountaineering, Friendship Peak runs in some influential circles. Nestled comfortably in between all the biggies from the two major ranges - Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar, Friendship Peak is an amphitheater for the tallest mountains in both these ranges. With a bird’s eye view of Manali from the col, to the mountain ranges in Lahaul from its peak; Friendship peak faces Hanuman Tibba on the one side and finds as its neighbours, giants such as Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Priyadarshani, the Seven Sisters to name a few.
The Friendship Peak trek is more than just a pretty view from the top. Standing tall at 5289 M, it falls in the largest range of the Lesser Himalayas - the Pir Panjal. Apart from humbly standing its ground in the midst of the 6000ers, we especially are in awe of the trail of the trek which takes us through the most mesmerizing visuals. We encounter alpine meadows, thick forests and wide clearings, crossings over icy cold mountain streams - and of course a thick bed of shimmering white snow - all packed in 34 kms. It has stunning campsites full of local wildlife and bursts of colors, waiting to be wandered and explored. Even the landscape buried under a thick sheet of snow is anything but wearisome to look at.
Day 1:- Make your way to Manali (2,050 M)
Day 2:- Manali (2,050 M) to Dhundi (3,150 M) via Solang Nalla and onward to Bakkarthatch (3,300 M)
Day 3:- Bakarthatch (3,300 M) to Advance Base Camp at Lady Leg (3,840 M)
Day 4:- Load Ferry to Summit Camp (4,000 - 4,200 M)
Day 5:- Onwards to Summit Camp (4,000 - 4,200 M)
Day 6:- Summit Day (5,289 M)
Day 7:- Reserved as a Reserve Day!
Day 8:- Back to Where We Started!
- Food as per menu on the trek (Starting lunch on Day 2 till lunch on the last day in Manali)
- Forest Permits/Camping Charges,if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
- Tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags, mats
- Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys & other items used for climbing.
- First Aid certified Expedition guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
- Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification and special rescue course from NIM, Uttarkashi
- Hotel/Guest House stay in Manali on Day 1. Rooms will be on Twin/Triple Sharing Basis. In case, reserve day is used, the trek will end in Manali.
What's Not Included
- Portage of personal bags during the trek
- Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
- Any Expense of personal nature.
- Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
- 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)
- Hotel Stay in Manali on last day of the trek