Friendship Peak Trek

Friendship Peak Trek

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

6 days

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Review Ratings

5/4

Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

Friendship peak is located in Pir panjal range of Himalayas. The trek provides an opportunity for trekkers to see the paranomic view of some snowy peaks of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range. The friendship trek goes through the beautiful Solang valley, alpine meadows and thick pine and oak forest. The  Friendship Peak Trek trail is dotted with several varieties alpine flowers. The friendship peak trek begins Solang valley, which is around 13 kms from Manali. From Solang valley we trek uphill to Bakarthach (Thach is for term used for a flat ground at an alpine Meadow), after passing through the flourish green valley and thick forest further trek will continue to the base camps.

  • DIFFICULTY : Challenging.

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 17,348.

  •  BASE CAMP : Manali

  • DURATION : 6 Days 5 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : April – July Mansoon

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 16,750

Trek Cost: Rs 16750 + 9% Service Tax

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Destinations Covered during Friendship peak Trek : Manali, Solang Valley ,Beas Kund , Camp 1

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.

Note: Please keep one extra day in buffer depends on the weather condition and in that case additional charges of Rs. 2250.00 would be applied.

Brief Itinerary (Friendship peak Trek)

Day 1: Drive from Manali – Dhundi and trek to Bakarthach ( 1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs trek)
Day 2: Trek from Bakarthach- Friendship Peak Camp 1 Lady Leg ( 7 hrs)
Day 3. Trek from Camp 1 to Advance Base Camp (3 hrs)
Day 4. Summit Day
Day 5. Trek from Friendship Peak ABC – Bakarthach (5 hrs)
Day 6. Trek to Dhundi and drive to Manali

Detailed trek itinerary

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.

Fitness Required for Friendship Peak Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Friendship Peak Trek is a challenging trek suitable for trekkers with prior experience in high altitude treks is recommended.

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for experienced trekkers.

Fitness Required: The Friendship Peak Trek falls in the category of challenging treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available throughout the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Friendship Peak Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
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
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Friendship Peak Trek?
Friendship Peak Trek is challenging high altitude trek done during the summer months of June,July,August and September.It is situated in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh.

When is the best time to go to for the Friendship Peak Trek?
The best time for Friendship Peak Trek is during the  during the months of April and May,September and October.

How difficult is the Friendship Peak Trek?
Friendship Peak Trek is considered by comparison a challenging high altitude trek. You need to have very good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.

What are the temperatures during the Friendship Peak Trek?
During the Friendship Peak Trek temperatures vary between -10 to 20 degree Celsius during summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-8 kms each day and it takes around 6-8 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray
Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes are a must for the Friendship Peak Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Very good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Friendship Peak Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Friendship Peak Trek?
Yes Friendship Peak Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing atleast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Manali
Manali is the base location for our Friendship Peak Trek. Our meeting point in Manali is the Government bus stand opposite the mall road.  We will pick you up at 7 AM in the morning and start the drive to the basecamp.

Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Manali which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.

Reaching Manali by Air
Closest airport to Manali is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Friendship peak:

Day 1: Drive from Manali – Dhundi and trek to Bakarthach ( 1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs trek)
Day 2: Trek from Bakarthach- Friendship Peak Camp 1 Lady Leg ( 7 hrs)
Day 3. Trek from Camp 1 to Advance Base Camp (3 hrs)
Day 4. Summit Day
Day 5. Trek from Friendship Peak ABC – Bakarthach (5 hrs)
Day 6. Trek to Dhundi and drive to Manali

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4 Reviews
  • Sagar_shekhar
    March 8, 2017

    My experience with Renok was wonderful, I was trekking for the first time and the guides were so patient and always waited, always smiling. Food was nice and was always on time. I will definitely trek with Renok Adventures again

  • Shekhar Sagar Srivastava
    March 5, 2017

    Best Trek

  • Delhitrekker
    March 3, 2017

    Friendship Peak Trek is challenging peak near Manali and best season for Friendship Peak is from July to Mid October. So when we arrived at Manali for Friendship Peak in August which makes it a little challenging due to full monsoon months. The entire trek was very well managed by Team Renok barring few issues but then no Adventure can be done hassle free…Kudos to the entire team. Special thanks to Jai who guided us through our preparation for this challenging trek in the Himalayas.

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