One of the famous peaks in the Solang Valley near the Beas Kund area, Friendship peak is a great one to attempt if you want to get introduced to climbing in the Himalaya. Being low in altitude compared with peaks in Ladakh, people do not take it seriously and look around for loftier summits. This mountain is one of the most technical out of all the trekking peaks and is a solid climb. A glacier with deep crevasses needs to be negotiated and people should not attempt this mountain without an experienced guide. Since it is lower in altitude, it turns out to be a great mountain for practicing climbing skills, people do not get exhausted as quickly as on other bigger mountains. The general practice is to set an advanced camp a few hours above base camp.
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Day 1 : Drive from Manali to Dhundi and trek to Bakarthach ( 1 hr drive & 5 kms trek, 4-5 hrs)
We will start early morning around 8:00 AM. It’s advisable that you arrive in Manali a day early so that we can start on Time. The very first day we will meet at Manali bus stand at SBI ATM early morning and then drive to Dhundi via Solang Valley and then start the trek to our first campsite of Friendship Peak Trek called Bakarthach. Dinner and over night in Tents.
Day 2: Trek from Bakarthach – Friendship Peak Camp 1 Lady Leg ( 7 hrs)
After breakfast we start the trek from Bakarthach to Camp 1 which is knows as Lady Leg. Initial of today’s Friendship Peak Trek is pristine and beautiful. First we trek to Beas Kund and the further towards Campiste Lady Leg. The last leg of today’s trek is very steep trek over the ridge which is infamous for its arduous climb. Once we reach camp rest for a while and the we will go for acclimatize walk.
Day 3: Training Day (4 hrs)
Depending upon the condition for mules to trek from Lady Leg camp to ABC we will set up advance or else we stay at the same camp and do training for the climb. We will go to the nearby snow line to practice use of Crampon, Rope up, After the setup of camp rest for the day. From ABC you can see the summit, it is about 11 hours of arduous climb.
Day 4: Friendship Peak Trek (Summit Day)
We start climbing very early in the morning after summit with all essential gear necessary for Friendship Peak Summit like Jackets, Water Bottle, Packed Lunch and extra layer. Today is going to be a long day so we start early in the morning so that we cross the snow patch before it melts in the direct sun. It will take around 8 hours to reach on summit after spending 15 minutes at summit we head back to camp.
Day 5. Trek from Friendship Peak Base Camp – Bakarthach (5 hrs)
We trek downhill after the success full summit of Friendship Peak and we will camp at Bakarthach and celebrate the successful Summit of Friendship Peak
Day 6. Trek to Dhundi and drive to Manali
Wind up our camp site and Move to Bakarthach and then back to Manali.
What’s Included :
- Accommodation during Trek(Camping) on sharing basis.
- Meals while on trek(Veg) from day 1st lunch to 6th lunch.
- All necessary fees and permits
- Transport from Manali – Manali as per the Itineray
- First aid medical kits with Oxygen cylinder and Oxi meter
- Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
- All trekking logistics and equipment ( Crampon , Gaiters & Ice axe ).
- First aid qualified instructor
What’s Not Included :-
- Any cost incurred due to natural reasons.
- Any meals during the transit
- Any cost incurred during evacuation
- Porter and mule for carrying personal luggage
- Any cost which is not mentioned in inclusions part.
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !