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FRIENDSHIP PEAK EXPEDITION

Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Very Good

Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Region: Manali
  • Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Style Of Trip – Climbing
  • Maximum Altitude – 5289 meters (17353ft).
  • Grade – Easy
  • Best Season – June  to October
  • Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
  • Food – On trek – All meals included
  • Friendship Peak is Situated in the Beas Kund area of Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 5289m, Friendship peak is an ideal non-technical trekking peak for those with limited or no mountaineering experience. Being least technical doesn’t mean it is an easy peak, it requires good fitness patience, and some prior experience of high altitude trekking.
  • While in Manali, you can visit Hadimba Temple Manali, which is the main tourist attraction. then you can see the convergence of mighty Beas. The route crosses through the fascinating Solang Valley, featuring several alpine meadows, thick forest dotted with varied kinds of alpine trees, colorful orchards, and crisscrossed by diverse small and gushing streams.
  • It is the most celebrated peak amongst the old and fresh mountaineers looking forward to achieving the summit. Surrounded by several other peaks like the Hanuman Tibba expedition, Shetidhar, Indra Asan, and Mt. Deo Tibba Expedition, the summit of Friendship peak offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. It is a perfect choice of conquering a peak with fewer hazards and a complete chance of attaining the top besides unpredicted weather.
  • The Friendship peak perches on a range that is decked with many of the five thousand peaks subsequently erecting into the landscape. Initially, the route passes through dense jungles of Dhundi meadows leading to the highland pastures of Thach and then to the base camp at Lady Leg. After base snow leads to the icy surface of far-stretched slants creating a tricky situation followed by some of the crevasses near to the summit, all negotiated prudently.
  • The gradient keeps rising as the days pass by presenting highland foliage in abundance especially the flowers of various kinds ultimately steeping up till the summit. Atop is the view that one was wanting for days of precipitation, is offered vastly with snow-capped giant mountain ranges stretched vaguely amidst the clouds and vapors.
  • It is a vigorous approach that makes ascend successful by taking rightful measures significantly. Triumphing over the pinnacle could be a moment of ecstasy yet descending conceals its all vulnerability. So it is necessary to climb with adequate provisions resulting in a safe climbing experience. The terrain on Friendship Peak Climbing Expedition reveals all kinds of mountainous hardships fostering one's thoughts to pay a tribute to the overall accumulations. Although it is a great climbing expedition done in a couple of days, a versatile trip that one shouldn’t miss while traveling in Manali.

Itinerary

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Preparation for FRIENDSHIP PEAK EXPEDITION

As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.

So here are some aspects regarding FRIENDSHIP PEAK EXPEDITION preparation:

Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program.  Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.

Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.

Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho,  flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).

Detail Itinerary of FRIENDSHIP PEAK EXPEDITION

Day 01:  Arrival at Naggar(1800m). 

Documentation and other trek related preparation should be completed on this day. in the afternoon hike in the village surroundings. Night will be spent in the hotel room.

Day 02: Naggar - Manali – Solang - Raoli Thach (3300m/11000ft.)

Drive Manali to Solang by any conveyance. Then the trek starts from Solang or from Dhundi depending of the availability of the transportation. The trek goes through conifer, oak and walnut trees to highland meadows of Raoli thach. The trail is comparatively moderate till Raoli Thach, a alpine pasture slope. One will be amazed to see the campsite surrounded by the mighty peaks, glaciers and moraines. Halt at the beautiful site in Bakar Thach.

Day 03:Raoli Thach - ABC Lady Leg. (4500m/15000ft.)

Today trek to Advance Base Camp at Lady Leg, a site of mixed terrains filled with boulders stones , snow, torrents and a vast land of colorful flowers. It is called Lady Leg because of a rocky formation standing just the right side of the campsite, the rocky mountain shape figures as a leg of a lady. Initially the climb will be done on colorful meadows inclining gradually towards Lady Leg. It is a tough climb yet the short one throughout. Reach at ABC, rest for a while then head for a acclimatization walk. Halt a night at ABC inside the camps.

Day 04: Move to Summit Camp and Recce of summit. (4800m/15800ft.)

Start early after healthy breakfast towards the summit camp. Get familiar with your gears, try learning some basic techniques of climbing a peak. Practice movement on snow and ice, learn the techniques of arresting a fall on the slope while climbing towards summit camp. We will shift some of our requisite equipments to the summit camp today. We will have our dinner earlier than the rest of the days and will sleep before dark to rejuvenate ourselves for a stunning ascend.

Day 05: Summit Attempt (5290m/17353ft.)

We will wake up early morning and equip as the day is full of adventures. An early start will help climb better on the snow, before it melts. It will take about 8 hours to reach the summit. One can celebrate the summit once reached at the top and have a glance over the mighty peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Range. Spend some minutes at the top and climb down safely to the summit camp, wind up all the equipments and descend down to ABC. Night halt will be at ABC.

Day 06: Reserve day for Summit attempts and back to ABC.

The day would be reserved for any bad weather situation, which will interrupt or delay the summit attempt.

Day 07: ABC – Raoli Thach - Solang Nala – Manali.

From ABC to Bakar thach would be an easy climb down to the valley via same route back from Raoli Thach to Dhundi through wild forests trail. Returning back to vegetation and civilization would give a pleasure to the climbers after an arduous trek.  As per the approachability a vehicle will be waiting to drive us from Dhundi to Manali. Reach Manali and leave to your preferred destinations.

Important Note:

The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition.  info@himalayanadventuretrips.com

How To Reach

Distance by road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.

How to reach Naggar:

From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. Patlikuhal lies in between of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.

Nearest Railway Station:-

Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.

Nearest Airport :-

Nearest Airport is Bhuntar. which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1500 to Rs.2,500. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

Things To Pack

Trekking Shoes: Decent trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support are required. Carry no sport shoes.

Clothing: Warm garments, such as three-layer coats, fleece, or down feather jackets, are required. Carry one or two full-sleeved t-shirts. Carry cotton and trek pants ideal for trekking for your lowers. For trekking, do not bring jeans or shorts.

Thermals: Keep top and bottom thermals on hand.

Socks: Bring two or three pairs of sports socks, as well as woollen socks to wear at night.

A headlamp/led torch is required.

Sunglasses: To protect yourself from the sun in the snow, you should use UV-protected sunglasses.

Woolen hats and gloves are also recommended due to the cold weather. Carry waterproof gloves because they will become wet in the snow.

Lunchbox & Water Bottle: Each participant should bring their own lunch box, spoon, and water bottle.

Raincoats/ponchos: Snowfall and rain are prevalent at high altitudes, and it is important to carry a poncho to avoid getting wet.

Documents Required:

a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) 
c) NOC form (by trekker) 
d) 2 Passport size photos 
e) Photocopy of Valid I.D. (PAN is not allowed)

Included/Excluded

  • Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
  • Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipment's (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
  • Equipment's – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
  • During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc. would be provided.
  • High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc.
  • Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit
  • Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking
  • Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
  • State Government Fees.
  • Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
  • Air fare
  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Group Gears for climbing e.g. rope, pitons, snow bars, crabs etc
  • Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
  • Inner Line Permit.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • IMF Permissions, Royalty and Registration.
  • Liaison Officer Cost (included for foreign expedition only)
  • GST of 5%.

Durations

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour's Location

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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himalayantrip

22/05/2022

Awesome visit with clients

everyone is happy
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Veena Rajappa

18/04/2022
The vision and values of HAT was experienced and I could really feel and live these through out the expedition It was indeed the best trekking experience that I have had. Our expedition lead, was amazing in the way they led the team and lived these values in the true spirit. The team connected well with each one of us and made it a superb experience over all.
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Srilaksmi Shankar

18/04/2022
It was one of a kind. There was high alert rains and landslides and trek had to be cut shot. But the way HAT team handled with such knowhow was so commendable. Hats of to the team HAT the entire team of trekkers and cooks who went great lengths to keep us safe and make sure we travelled back safely. The food was excellent given the circumstances..there was no compromis
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Swagata De Khan

18/04/2022
It was AWESOME. I really didn't expect it to be this well organized. From equipment, staying locations and food - everything came together to make it a memory to cherish lifelong
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Pruthvi Mj

18/04/2022
It was amazing. Every expedition I do with HAT just had it's own unique experience. Would really like to thank the operation team the back end team which we don't see in the camp site helping us throughout to get such a splendid experience.
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Arpanita Kalmakar

18/04/2022
I have been trekking for many years now. Have done lots of jungle treks. But this expedition has been really really different. Its a perfect package of adventure.. Streams... Mystic village.... Sunrise....sunsets... Camp sites ...caves... Cooking food... This list is endless. Things that needs to be changed. The intensity of the expedition had to be difficult. Well done HAT
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Mayank Singh

18/04/2022
Thank you everyone for making this expedition so memorable!! had too much fun...it was an unbelievable experience with all of you.. l am so happy that I completed this expedition. thanks to HAT
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Tina Kothari

18/04/2022
Thanks to HAT for an unforgettable trekking… It was a dream come true for me ..Thanks MANU MAHAJAN for motivating me to complete my expedition especially to climb at summit and coming down with lots of memories..
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Priyanka Jain

18/04/2022
Had such an amazing expedition that I was all excitedly sharing the experience with my climbing friends This was one of the most fabulous days of my life as I climbed higher and harder than I ever had before. Our destination was a ridge far above us, and when I finally struggled to it at 18kt ft feet it was the highest I had ever hiked. I would like to again thanks Manu Mahajan & his entire team HAT Your careful attention to individual needs, comforts & desires made this expedition superlative.  Also looking forward to meet each one of you'll again…..
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
Thank you so much Manu sir for unforgettable expedition with full of enjoyment n masti n dhamal n no words
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Manasi

18/04/2022

Nayak

Had a wonderful trip with all of u .... Had succeeded my dream in this trip by climbing to frienship peak . Had such a good team who really pampered us n motivated us to climb so high .... Thanks to HAT n their staff...... Also made good friends n loving memories in this expedition. Hope to c u all again
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
Had a wonderful trip with all of u .... Had succeeded my dream in this trip by climbing to friendship peak . Had such a good team who really pampered us n motivated us to climb so high .... Thanks to Hat n their staff...... Also made good friends n loving memories in this expedition... Hope to c u all again
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
What an amazing journey and trip it was !! Super fun times!! Hoping to see each one of you again soon 🤗 Thank you Manu Sir for counting me in for this 🤗 And special thanks to team HAT for the most amazing expedition of my life 🤗 hoping to do more in the future!
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
Mountains always inspire me to go forward and rise and that was my motivation for this Friendship Peak expedition. I completed the trip in 11 days with my office colleague and the expedition was mindblowing
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
Mountains always inspire me to go forward and rise and that was my motivation for this Friendship Peak expedition. I completed the trip in 11 days with my office colleague and the expedition was memorable
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Suryakanta Mehra

18/04/2022
Right out of a dream! The landscapes I saw on this expedition was stunning beyond belief. The adventure of Friendship Peak is unforgettable
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Prateek

07/04/2022

Mukesh

It was my first ever peak climb and HAT made it a memorable and successful climb. Special thanks to our expedition leader who made it possible through his technical skills. Climbing equipment were best in class and they used all UIAA certified ones. Safety was one of the key highlights. Looking forward to Kang Yatse II for this coming season.
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Hitesh

07/04/2022

Deshmuk

Excellent experience...great work guys and for sure if i plan any further activity.. It will be sure with HAT Cheers for ur great work put together
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Swapnanil

07/04/2022

Deka

Great experience. Got to learn a lot of technical skills. Was a tough trek , needs a lot of endurance before attempting the trek.
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Swapnanil

07/04/2022

Deka

Well organised and good guide. Food was good. Small group size. Overall nice experience. Recommended for technical treks.
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Supratim

07/04/2022

Das

The trekking experience was very amazing... Specially our trek leaders were very supportive and encouraging and entertaining person...and food was awesome... hospitality was very good...5 star experience for me
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Aryaman

04/04/2022

Singh

Best of learning experience in the outdoors. Personalized attention owing to small batch size & Guide to Participant ratio of 1:4 Best of expedition leaders certified in mountaineering, rescue course & emergency wilderness program Safety norms with proper evacuation plan & exhaustive first aid kit includes oxygen cylinder. UIAA certified safety equipment for climbing.
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Barnali

03/04/2022

Agarwal

This being the first expedition with HAT,I am glad to share that it has been one of my best experience ever. The warmth and the care from the entire team had helped all the days on the trek to be wholesome. Starting from the punctuality, to food, from organization to the safety considerations, from the support to the fun part, HAT had been very professional and also cooperative. In brief, it had been a great experience.
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Lakhahira

03/04/2022

Banerjee

Simply Amazing HAT!
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Gaurav

28/03/2022

Chadha

Thank you HAT for the comfortable stay and you have organized the trip in a beautiful manner. The operations and the technical team are too good.
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Manvita

26/03/2022

bhatarcharjee

I have always wanted to do one Himalayan expedition and when I searched about HAT, I knew they will make my dream come true. Kudos to the entire team and Manu sir. Thank you very much.
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Anjali

26/03/2022

Das

Amazing expedition, very nice hospitality. The overall trip was too good.
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