Friendship Peak Trek

8 days/ 7 nights -

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8 days/ 7 nights

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Set out on an adventure-filled expedition to one of the most popular trekking summits in India on the Friendship Peak Trek. Located at a jaw-dropping height of almost 5,289 metres above sea level, this is quite a challenging experience but can be undertaken even if you have little or no mountaineering skills. However, you can only embark on this trek if you are an extremely fit trekker with prior experience in high-altitude trekking.

Starting from Manali and Dhundi, the trail takes you through the most scenic oak forests, lush green meadows, over pristine glaciers, and across rugged moraines and boulders. Once at the summit, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Pir Panjal ranges as well as the gorgeous Dhauladhar ranges. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience that will require you to endure constantly changing weather and learn new skills like wielding an ice-axe, roping up, and pitching a tent in the snow.

Quick Look

  • Day 1 – Travel to Manali (2050 m)
  • Day 2 – Journey from Manali (2,050 M) to Dhundi (3,150 M) via Solang Nalla and then further on to Bakkarthatch (3,300 M)
  • Day 3 – Trek from Bakarthatch (3,300 M) to Advance Base Camp at Lady Leg (3,840 M)
  • Day 4 – Make way from Load Ferry to Summit Camp (4,000 – 4,200 M)
  • Day 5 – Journey further on to Summit Camp (4,000 – 4,200 M)
  • Day 6 – Trek to the Summit (5,289 M)
  • Day 7 – Reserve Day
  • Day 8 – Departure to the starting point

Day 1

Travel to Manali (2050 m)

  • Begin the first day of your expedition at Manali where you settle in your accommodation and acclimatise yourself with the mountain air
  • Get comfortable with your surroundings and learn about what to expect over the next few days, the basic do’s and don’ts in the mountains, and how to maintain the environment
  • Get your backpack and gears ready.
Meal - Dinner

Day 2

Journey from Manali (2,050 M) to Dhundi (3,150 M) via Solang Nalla and then further on to Bakkarthatch (3,300 M)

  • Start your day early and after a hearty breakfast get into your car that will drive you to the starting point of the trek at the village of Dhundi. The drive takes you through Solang Nalla which is near Solang Valley Road and you reach your destination by 10:30 Am
  • Enjoy views of the Solang Valley as you go along the mountain roads and see the quaint stone houses of the locals as well as paragliders flying above
  • Embark on your 4.5 km trek from Dhundi by 12:30 PM along a relatively easy incline. After about an hour you will enjoy views of tall mountains like the Seven Sisters
  • Continue on your trail which starts getting rocky with big boulders and steep ascents, stop at a clearing to catch your breath and get some rest
  • Set out on the uphill climb that takes you through dense mountain forests where you can also spot certain common Himalayan birds
  • Arrive at your first campsite at Bakkarthatch by early evening where you will pitch tents and then go for an acclimatisation walk. Come back and spend the night at the campsite
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 3

Trek from Bakarthatch (3,300 M) to Advance Base Camp at Lady Leg (3,840 M)

  • Start your third day of the Friendship Peak trek early with tea and a warm breakfast before packing your tents and setting off for your trek up all the way to Lady Leg
  • Prepare yourself for a fairly steep climb to Advance Base Camp which you will reach after about 3 hours of trekking. The views are breathtaking here and you will cross several beautiful meadows covered in colourful flowers
  • By lunchtime you will arrive at the advanced base camp where you will pitch your tents
  • Spend the rest of the day acclimating yourself to the conditions here, moving up to higher patches with snow, getting used to technical mountaineering equipment, and enjoying the sights of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4

Make way from Load Ferry to Summit Camp (4,000 - 4,200 M)

  • Begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast and prepare to set out on a more difficult hike today in the snow along steep and slippery terrain
  • You will notice that you are slowly leaving the lush green meadows behind as you get closer to the Summit Camp. Your path will have deeper snow and several loose rocks now and you will be able to several other peaks like Tibba, Hanuman, Priyadarshini, Deo Tibba, and Indra Asan
  • Set up your tents once you reach the campsite and spend the remainder of the day getting used to the snowy conditions here and learning how to use the technical equipment. Return to Lady Leg where you will spend the night
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5

Journey further on to Summit Camp (4,000 - 4,200 M)

  • Get all the items you require for the Summit push such as all necessary clothing, equipment, and snacks, and set out again on the same trail you took yesterday
  • Start your hike after a hot lunch around 2 o’clock in the afternoon after getting a good rest and sleep through the morning as you will have to stay up through the night
  • In case the weather conditions are unstable, you will start your Summit Push from Lady Leg itself
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6

Trek to the Summit (5,289 M)

  • After giving your body adequate rest, getting used to the extreme cold weather, and preparing for the most difficult day of your trek, set out for the Summit between 1 and 2 AM
  • Carry all the necessary gear and be prepared to go on an entire day of walking. After about 30 minutes of manageable walking, you will have to embark on about 7-8 hours of a very steep and difficult climb that also involves walking on flat snow
  • You will come across several difficult boulders that will require constant manoeuvring on your part. The parts where the rocks are exposed require certain technical skills and the use of equipment like ice-axe.
  • You should be able to reach the col around 5 or 6 AM and thus be able to experience a magnificent sunrise with the entire Pir Panjal range and Manali glowing up before your eyes
  • Enjoy the gorgeous views and allow your body some rest before resuming your climb along the steep incline all the way up to the shoulder of the mountain in about 3 hours and another 3 hours to the summit
  • Reach the summit by around 9-10 AM where you can soak in the stunning views before starting your descent
  • After a tricky descent amid melting snow, you will reach Summit Camp around 1-2 PM. Pack your tents and go further down to Lady Leg where you will rest for the night
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7

Reserve Day

The seventh day is reserved as a rest day for any unforeseen difficulty or bad weather.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8

Departure to the starting point

  • Trace your journey back to where you started on the last day of your trek starting at Lady Leg, Bakkarthatch, Dhundi, and finally to Manali
  • You will reach Manali by early evening if you start around 9 AM and you can either spend the night at Manali and go further on your return journey by night
Meal - Breakfast
  • All Veg meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.
  • Hotel in Manali on a triple sharing.
  • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek.
  • All necessary fees and permits of admission in different locations.
  • Trekking equipment like tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.
  • Medical kit/ First Aid Kit.
  • Services of certified & experienced trek leaders.
  • All inclusive trek team including guides, cooks, helpers, porters or mules.
  • Transportation cost from Manali to Solang Nala and Solang to Manali.
  • All permits of the trek.
  • Backpack offloading charges
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack(40-60 litres)
  • Daypack(10 litres)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Personal medication Kit
  • Two warm layers
  • Two trek pants
  • Two collared t-shirts
  • Thermals
  • Jackets
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Power Bank
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottles
  • Rain covers /
  • Umbrella
  • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
  • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
  • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
  • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)
  • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.
  • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.The cancellation charges are as under:
    • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
    • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek — 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek — no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
  • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
  • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
  • Carry a valid govt. issued I’d. (Original and photocopy both)

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