Friendship peak, a stunning peak standing at 5289m elevation located just above Beas Kund and on the Pir Panjal range in Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Friendship peak is perfect for the first Himalayan summit and its trekker's delight. The entire area is surrounded by spectacular peaks and glacier Hanuman Tibba (5932m), Maker Beh (6069m), Shikhar Beh (6200m), Ladakhi peak (5345m). The Southern slopes are steep but it doesn't require any technical ability to climb. A view of Indrasan (6221m) and Deo Tibba (6001m) at a distance is a rewarding point on this trek. Friendship peak is an ideal peak for those with no mountaineering experience.
FRIENDSHIP PEAK - DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Manali (2,040m), Drive to Solang (2,200m), Acclimatize
Take Volvo bus from Delhi, leaves from Delhi afternoon at between 4 to 5:30 pm and thus 14 hrs of a drive to Manali. Arrive Manali by next morning at between 9 - 10 am. Meet us and drive to Solang. Rest and relax in hotel and afternoon make short walks in around or Solang to Burua short walk.
Day 2: Trek to Dhundhi (3,140m) - Bakarthach (3,300m), 5 - 6 hours
After breakfast, trek along the Beas River through pine, walnut and silver birch forest to Dhundi, its an 8kms from Solang to Dhundi. From Dhundi we get a glimpse of Deo Tibba 6001 meters. And Indrasan peak 6220 meters., We cross Dhundhi 2840 meters. Having a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 meters. We now climb gently to Bakarthach 3300m crossing a small bridge.
Day 3: Trek to Lady Leg / Friendship base (3,900m), 6 hours
Today after breakfast we climb gently through boulders and rocks for few minutes to base camp for the wonderful summits around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at early. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and Shikhar Beh. Lahaul valley region lies to the north of Beas Kund just behind the great wall of these mountains. To the west Kangra and the lower region of Himalaya known as Dhauladhar range. Continue ascent to base camp at Lady leg.
Day 4: At base camp acclimatize
Today we take this day to acclimatize and have a good sunbath and prepare for the next day.
Day 5: Base camp - summit attempt day/training day
Summit attempt day, we start by 1 am for our summit. It will take 9-10 hrs. The final climb is steep but with your ability and courage reach the summit, which provides the panoramic view of Greater Himalaya range to the North and Pir Panjal range to the North West and to the South Beas River valley and Manali clearly visible. After photo shoot descent to the base.
Day 6: Summit attempt of Friendship peak 5,289m
This day is for a summit attempt in case of bad weather. If you succeed to climb in the previous day this day will you will descend down to Beas Kund, all these will be based on the instruction of Guide.
Day 7: Base camp to Dhundi - Solang 6-7 hours. drive to Manali 13 km
Descend along the Beas River to Dhundi or retrace back to Dhundi and continue to Solang, where our vehicle will be waiting for us and drive to Manali. Expect to reach Manali by between 3-4 pm.
ü All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.
ü 1 nights of hotel accommodation at Solang on CP plan.
ü 6 nights camp with all camping facilities. 3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2, sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.
ü Climbing gear: rope, ice axe, harnesses, gaitors, crampons, climbing boots, slings, carabineers, ascenders.
ü All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü Support staff: Qualified climbing guide, cook & camp crew.
ü Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü Camping fee, trekking permits, peak fee.
ü Goods and services tax.
ü First aid medical kit.
× Domestic flight Delhi - Manali
× Hotel in Manali
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Entrance fee at monasteries
× Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.