12 Days
Duration
Himachal Pradesh
Destination
5289m
Altitude
Expedition
Activities
Friendship peak trek is the ultimate non-technical or trekking peak for less experienced mountaineers as there is no formal training of mountain climbing is required.
You can see many beautiful meadows and amazing landscape throughout the way and enjoy the beauty of nature.

       Friendship Peak is a majestic mountain, situated at Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Friendship Peak covered with snow is perched at an altitude of 5,289 meter above the sea level. The best route to access this peak is through Dhundi and Beas Kund. The ideal time to climb this peak is from May to June and September to October. Kullu Manali Airport and Joginder Nagar Railway Station are the nearest airport and railway station. The 13 day trip starts from New Delhi and ends in Bakarthach. We trek from Manali to Solang to Bakarthach and reach the friendship peak. We set a base camp at the place and move forward to another advance base camp. Friendship peak in the Beas Kund area is an ideal non-technical trekking peak for those with limited or no mountaineering knowledge.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: New Delhi to manali

Day 03: Arrive manali

Day 04: Manali – solang- bakarthach

Day 05: Rest day bakarthach

Day 06: Bakarthach to friendship base camp

Day 07: Base camp to abc(advance base camp)

Day 08: Summit day

Day 09: Abc to bakarthach

Day 10: Bakarthach to solang – drive manali

Day 11: Manali to Delhi

Day 12: Arrive in Delhi

  • Tough terrain
  • Thickly forested ridges
  • Azure sky
  • Variety of trees
  • Unique landscape
  • Spectacular mountain views and picturesque landscapes.

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping

  • Nights Hotel
  • Nights Camping
  • Days Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteManali – Bakarthach – Friendship

Day 01: Arrive Delhi 
On entrance at the New Delhi airport you would be met by the representatives and then transported to the hotel for staying overnight.

Day 02 : New Delhi to Manali
We will spend half of the day in visiting all the locations in New Delhi. Around the evening we will drive to manali by an AC Volvo bus coach around 6.30pm. It will be an overnight journey.

Day 03: Arrive Manali 
Arrive at Manali in the daybreak. On advent, relocate to the hotel and wind down. In the hours of daylight take a trip to the Hadimba Devi temple. In the Evening is you can visit the mall road. Stay overnight

Day 04: Manali to Solang to Bakarthach (3500 meters/11480 feet)
An early daybreak drive to the beautiful place of Solang will be followed by a hiking trail to Bakarthach. On the way you will find green valleys and thick forests. Dinner and stay overnight at the camp.

Day 05: Acclimatization round Bakarthach
Rest Day, we give ourselves time to acclimatize around Bakarthach. At nights we will take dinner and stay in the camps.

Day 06: Bakarthach to Base Camp
In daybreak, trek after breakfast to the base camp of the well known friendship peak. Have dinner and hang about overnight in the campsite.

Day 07: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp
In the morning visit the advance base camp have dinner and then stay overnight in the camp.

Day 08: This day is set For Climbing Friendship Peak.(Over Night In ABC)
On Day 8th we will start Climbing towards Brumkhangse Glacier, The initial 200Mts are Quite steep and Crevassed. By keeping to the right side as much as possible you will emerged on the upper glacier and gentler terrain. Keeping hard right on the glacier under a rock ridge you will find safe and easy passage to Camp 1 . This spot provide a safe, open camping area, with running water on nearby rocks. Over night At Camp 1

Day 09: ABC TO BAKARTHACH
Descended from Advanced Base Camp(ABC) to Bakarthach.

Day 10: Bakarthach to Solang Manali
At the onset of morning , hike back to Solang and Drive to Manali for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Manali to New Delhi
Wake Late, Explore all the surroundings in the morning and then drive to New Delhi in the evening by AC Volvo bus which is a journey overnight.

Day 12: New Delhi
Arrive in New Delhi in the morning. On entrance you will be relocated to the hotel. Transfer to the international airport in the evening to avail the flight.

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Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private treks ?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult are the treks ?
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

Q5. When is the best season for trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday trek ?
The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. Duration can be Customized.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking ?
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in trek with Off road adventure our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring ?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack ?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during a trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while trekking ?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during the trekking ?
Only few trekking areas like Singalila in West Bengal and trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the itinerary ?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.