Friendship Peak 5289m 7 Days & 6 Nights Spectacular peak standing at elevation of 5289m and famous trekking peak in Manali

Friendship Peak 5289m
Overview

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 - OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1
Manali to Solang (2200m). Trek to Dhundi (3140m) to Bakarthach (3300m). (Drive 12 km and trek 12 km).
Day 2Bakarthach to Base Camp at Ledy Leg (3900m), 5 km.
Day 3Base camp to ABC (4030m).
Day 4Acclimatization, practice and move to ABC (4030m). 
Day 5Summit attempt of Friendship Peak (5289m) and back to Base camp.  
Day 6Reserve day.
Day 7
Base Camp to Dhundi to Solang. Drive to Manali 5 Hrs, Drive 1 Hr 




FRIENDSHIP PEAK - DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1
Manali to Solang (2200m). Trek to Dhundi (3140m) to Bakarthach (3300m). (Drive 12 km and trek 12 km).
Leaving Manali, a short drive of 45 minutes to an hour to Solang. Solang is a base of all adventure sports in Manali. Based on road or vehicle permit. If we get a permit, then you will drive up to Dhundi. If not than trek starts from Solang. Trek along the Beas River through pine, walnut and silver birch forest to Dhundi, its an 8 km from Solang to Dhundi. From Dhundi we get a glimpse of Deo Tibba 6001 meters. And Indrasan peak 6220 meters., We cross Dhundi 2840 meters. Having a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 meters. We now climb gently to Bakarthach 3300m crossing a small bridge. 



Day 2
Bakarthach to Base Camp at Ledy Leg (3900m), 5 km.
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 the Dhauladhar range. Continue ascent to base camp at Lady leg. 



Day 3
Base camp to ABC (4030m).
Today we make a load ferry to Advance base camp at an altitude of 4030m and return to base camp. Also a day for acclimatization, before moving to advance base camp.

Day 4
Acclimatization, practice, and move to ABC (4030m). 
This day acclimatization, practice, and training of the use of the mountaineering gear for the first half a day, then move to advance base camp.
We make the move from base camp and shift to advance base camp. After an early dinner, we get some hours of sleep before setting off for the summit. 



Day 5
Summit Attempt of Friendship Peak (5289m) and back to Base camp.  
Summit day, we start by early am for our summit attempt of the Friendship Peak. A long and exhausting day which could take 10 to 12 hours. Expect deep snow from base camp to all the way up to summit during spring. But during fall season climbing through moraine and through scree. Crossing the small col below the summit we roped up as it gets steeper. The final push to the summit. From 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
Reserve day. A day is a reserve for bad weather or for any other cause.

Day 7
Base Camp to Dhundi to Solang. Drive to Manali 5 Hrs, Drive 1 Hr 
Early breakfast, we 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. 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali to Solang (2200m). Trek to Dhundi (3140m) to Bakarthach (3300m). (Drive 12 km and trek 12 km).

    Leaving Manali, a short drive of 45 minutes to an hour to Solang. Solang is a base of all adventure sports in Manali. Based on road or vehicle permit. If we get a permit, then you will drive up to Dhundi. If not than trek starts from Solang. Trek along the Beas River through pine, walnut and silver birch forest to Dhundi, its an 8 km from Solang to Dhundi. From Dhundi we get a glimpse of Deo Tibba 6001 meters. And Indrasan peak 6220 meters., We cross Dhundi 2840 meters. Having a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 meters. We now climb gently to Bakarthach 3300m crossing a small bridge.

  • Day 2 Bakarthach to Base Camp at Ledy Leg (3900m), 5 km.

    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 the Dhauladhar range. Continue ascent to base camp at Lady leg.

  • Day 3 Base camp to ABC (4030m).

    Today we make a load ferry to Advance base camp at an altitude of 4030m and return to base camp. Also a day for acclimatization, before moving to advance base camp.

  • Day 4 Acclimatization, practice and move to ABC (4030m).

    This day acclimatization, practice, and training of the use of the mountaineering gear for the first half a day, then move to advance base camp.
    We make the move from base camp and shift to advance base camp. After an early dinner, we get some hours sleep before setting off for the summit. Overnight Camp at ABC

  • Day 5 Summit Attempt of Friendship Peak (5289m) and back to Base camp.

    Summit day, we start by early am for our summit attempt of the Friendship Peak. A long and exhausting day which could take 10 to 12 hours. Expect deep snow from base camp to all the way up to summit during spring. But during fall season climbing through moraine and through scree. Crossing the small col below the summit we roped up as it gets steeper. The final push to the summit. From 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 Reserve day.

    Reserve day. A day is a reserve for bad weather or for any other cause.

  • Day 7 Base Camp to Dhundi to Solang. Drive to Manali 5 Hrs, Drive 1 Hr

    Early breakfast, we 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.

Inclusions

Included in the Price
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.

ü  Trekking gear: 3 men spacious 4 season tents,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  Climbing gear: rope, ice axe, harnesses, gaiters, crampons, climbing boots, slings, carabineers, ascenders.

ü  Meals during the trek - Nutritious & healthy breakfast, lunch, 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.

Exclusions

Does not included in the Price
×     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.

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DATES
24 May - 30 May 2021 (Available)
13 June -  19 June 2021 
(Available)
20 June - 26 June 2021 
(Available)
5 July - 11 July 2021 
(Available)
5 Sept  - 11 Sept 2021 
(Available)
20 Sept  - 26 Sept 2021 (Available)
4 Oct - 10 Oct 2021 (Available)


PRICE
Price on request

TRIP FACTS

Destination - Manali
Activity - Trekking & mountaineering
Max altitude - 5289 meters
Difficulty - Strenuous
Trip length - 8, 9 days Delhi to Delhi
7 days Manali to Manali
7 days trekking
6 nights camping
Best time - May end to Oct











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