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OVERVIEW

Friendship Peak

  • Region - Himanchal

  • Duration - 10 Days 

  • Grade - Difficult

  • Max Altitude - 17,454 ft

 

Friendship Peak is located in the Pir Panjal range in Kullu, Himachal with a height of 5289m. People need to take the route through Dhundi and Beas Kund. It is also known as the trekker’s heaven because the trek expedition passes through the mesmerizing Solang Valley. The narrow and steep climbs make the trek more adventurous, and people opting for this should prepare for this and follow a good fitness routine prior to the trek. If one is planning to hit this panoramic location, the best time to visit is during the months of May, June, September, and October. It comes along with challenges as the altitude is high and the mountain is steep. Once the traveler reaches Friendship Peak, the whole view is really beautiful and mesmerizing. The nearest town from Friendship Peak is Manali where the expeditors make their start and the road head is Solang Nala which is the main town in Solang Valley, just 18 km from Manali.

 

ITINERARY

Friendship Peak Itinerary

Day 1 - Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali

 

Day 2 - Arrival Manali. Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse in Manali

 

Day 3 - Drive from Manali to Solang and Trek to Bakarthatch

 

Day 4 - Bakarthatch to Friendship base camp

 

Day 5 - Rest and acclimatize at base camp

 

Day 6 - Load ferry to ABC and return to Base camp

 

Day 7 - Base camp to ABC

 

Day 8 - ABC to Summit and back to base camp

 

Day 9 - Base camp to Manali. Overnight bus to Delhi

 

Day 10 - Arrival Delhi

 

COST TERM

Friendship Peak Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • All accommodation (guest house/hotel, camping)

  • All transport from Delhi to Manali and back to Delhi (Delhi - Manali - Solang and return)

  • All meals while on the trek  

  • All necessary Permits and entry fees

  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tents, cooking gear, boots and crampons (if required)

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide, cook and support staff

  • First aid medical kits

  • Mules/Porters for central luggage

 

NOTE: Protrek will arrange your travel from Delhi to Manali on Day 1 (Overnight bus journey) and Return journey from Manali to Delhi on Day 9. All transport from Delhi to Manali and back to Delhi (Delhi - Manali - Solang and return) inclusive in the price

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Food during the transit and while in Manali

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Mules or Porter to carry personal luggage

  • Insurance

  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

  • Anything not specified under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Friendship Peak Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Friendship Peak Trek is graded as a challenging climb. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Friendship Peak Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Friendship Peak Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Friendship Peak Trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Friendship Peak trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Friendship Peak trek, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Our Trip Services - From Manali to Manali

  • Pick up from Manali at 10 am and proceed to Solang Valley

  • Accommodation - Camping

  • Food - All meals during Trek (Veg + Egg)

  • Basecamp - Manali. The trek starts and ends at Solang Valley

  • ATM point - Manali is best if you want to withdraw money before trek begins

  • Nearest Rail Head - Pathankot

  • Nearest Airport - Bhuntar Airport (52 kms from Manali)

  • Snow - Round the year except monsoon

  • On day 4 you will reach Manali by 3 to 4 pm. Plan your onward journey accordingly. You can book your travel any time after 5 pm.

 

HOW TO REACH

Friendship Peak 

Manali is one of the most frequented hill stations in India and during its peak season, it is mostly occupied with tourists from different parts of the country.

 

By Air

Bhuntar airport located at a distance of 10 km from Manali. Flights are available from all the major cities. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh by air

 

By Road

The Himachal Pradesh state bus service is ace and one can get frequent buses from the region to different parts of the country at a reasonable cost. The best and most cost-effective way to reach Manali is by road. Roads connect Manali to different places including Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala. There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.

 

  • NOTE: Protrek will arrange your travel from Delhi to Manali on Day 1 (Overnight bus journey) and Return journey from Manali to Delhi on Day 9. 

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Friendship Peak

  • Region - Himanchal

  • Duration - 10 Days 

  • Grade - Difficult

  • Max Altitude - 17,454 ft

 

Friendship Peak is located in the Pir Panjal range in Kullu, Himachal with a height of 5289m. People need to take the route through Dhundi and Beas Kund. It is also known as the trekker’s heaven because the trek expedition passes through the mesmerizing Solang Valley. The narrow and steep climbs make the trek more adventurous, and people opting for this should prepare for this and follow a good fitness routine prior to the trek. If one is planning to hit this panoramic location, the best time to visit is during the months of May, June, September, and October. It comes along with challenges as the altitude is high and the mountain is steep. Once the traveler reaches Friendship Peak, the whole view is really beautiful and mesmerizing. The nearest town from Friendship Peak is Manali where the expeditors make their start and the road head is Solang Nala which is the main town in Solang Valley, just 18 km from Manali.

 

Friendship Peak Itinerary

Day 1 - Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali

 

Day 2 - Arrival Manali. Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse in Manali

 

Day 3 - Drive from Manali to Solang and Trek to Bakarthatch

 

Day 4 - Bakarthatch to Friendship base camp

 

Day 5 - Rest and acclimatize at base camp

 

Day 6 - Load ferry to ABC and return to Base camp

 

Day 7 - Base camp to ABC

 

Day 8 - ABC to Summit and back to base camp

 

Day 9 - Base camp to Manali. Overnight bus to Delhi

 

Day 10 - Arrival Delhi

 

Friendship Peak Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • All accommodation (guest house/hotel, camping)

  • All transport from Delhi to Manali and back to Delhi (Delhi - Manali - Solang and return)

  • All meals while on the trek  

  • All necessary Permits and entry fees

  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tents, cooking gear, boots and crampons (if required)

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide, cook and support staff

  • First aid medical kits

  • Mules/Porters for central luggage

 

NOTE: Protrek will arrange your travel from Delhi to Manali on Day 1 (Overnight bus journey) and Return journey from Manali to Delhi on Day 9. All transport from Delhi to Manali and back to Delhi (Delhi - Manali - Solang and return) inclusive in the price

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Food during the transit and while in Manali

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Mules or Porter to carry personal luggage

  • Insurance

  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

  • Anything not specified under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Friendship Peak Trek

Eligibility: Is this Trek suitable for me?

Friendship Peak Trek is graded as a challenging climb. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Friendship Peak Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Friendship Peak Trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Friendship Peak Trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Friendship Peak trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Friendship Peak trek, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

 

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Our Trip Services - From Manali to Manali

  • Pick up from Manali at 10 am and proceed to Solang Valley

  • Accommodation - Camping

  • Food - All meals during Trek (Veg + Egg)

  • Basecamp - Manali. The trek starts and ends at Solang Valley

  • ATM point - Manali is best if you want to withdraw money before trek begins

  • Nearest Rail Head - Pathankot

  • Nearest Airport - Bhuntar Airport (52 kms from Manali)

  • Snow - Round the year except monsoon

  • On day 4 you will reach Manali by 3 to 4 pm. Plan your onward journey accordingly. You can book your travel any time after 5 pm.

 

Friendship Peak 

Manali is one of the most frequented hill stations in India and during its peak season, it is mostly occupied with tourists from different parts of the country.

 

By Air

Bhuntar airport located at a distance of 10 km from Manali. Flights are available from all the major cities. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh by air

 

By Road

The Himachal Pradesh state bus service is ace and one can get frequent buses from the region to different parts of the country at a reasonable cost. The best and most cost-effective way to reach Manali is by road. Roads connect Manali to different places including Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala. There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.

 

  • NOTE: Protrek will arrange your travel from Delhi to Manali on Day 1 (Overnight bus journey) and Return journey from Manali to Delhi on Day 9. 

 


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

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