Friendship Peak Trek 

Friendship peak trek is the most popular trekking peak in India. This peak trek is ideal for fit trekkers who want to experience the thrilling summit achievement in Indian Himalayas. Friendship peak standing tall at an altitude of 5289m, gives the best summit feel when climbing a mountain. This peak trek does not need a plethora of climbing experiences. 

Friendship peak sits loftily between Pir Panjal and Dhuladhar ranges. You will see the towering peaks from here assuming to touch the sky. This is a challenging trek and seasoned trekkers. Situated in the Kullu area of Himachal Pradesh, Friendship peak gives a panoramic view of the entire Manali and the view of mountain ranges of Uttarakhand as well.

The peak has Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Priyadarshani, the seven sisters in its vicinity. 

This peak is dubbed and classified by IMF as a trekking peak. This classification makes it suitable and accessible to fit trekkers who do not need any qualifications or experience in climbing or mountaineering. However, one must have done high-altitude treks before doing this summit trek and the prerequisite is super fit stamina and endurance.

The basic know-how that you need for this trekking peak will be provided by Cliffhangers India’s technical team. 

To summit the trek, you will be acquainted and made to practice the skills like using an ice axe, roping up and forging the dicy terrain, walking on snow in high boots, etc. Friendship peak starts from a beautiful Solang valley which is situated a short drive from Manali. The altitude from which the trek starts is just 2000m.

The trek has then an all ascent until it reaches the top of the peak hovering at 5289m. 

Friendship Peak Trek Short Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Manali

Day 2: Manali to Luhali via Dhundi

Day 3: Luhali to ABC at Lady Leg

Day 4: Acclimatization. Move to Summit Camp

Day 5: Summit Attempt – Back to Base Camp Lady Leg

Day 6: Reserve Day

Day 7: Base Camp Lady Leg to Dhundi – Drive to Manali

Fixed Departure Dates 2023

May Dates: 2oth, 27th, 29th (Full)

June Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 25th (Full)

September Dates: 2nd, 8th (Full), 9th

October Dates: 2nd, 7th, 14th 

 

Friendship Peak Trek Cost

The cost of Friendship Peak Trek is 26000 per person. This includes your trekking and technical essentials like gear, tent, sleeping bags, etc. The cost of friendship peak cost also includes your food and travel along with the mountaineering and technical staff of Cliffhangers India.

How Difficult is Friendship Peak Trek

Friendship peak trek is a difficult summit trek. It is not recommended for any beginners even though they are fit beginners. This summit trek is for only those who are fit and have some prior high-altitude trekking done. The longer and more prior treks the better. However, no technical qualification or experience in mountaineering is required.

The difficulty of the Friendship peak trek is owing to its snow walk, crossing the moraines, gaining altitude, and the gruesome ascent to the summit of the peak. 

Friendship Peak Distance

The total distance of friendship peak is around 7km. Be sure that the short distance doesn’t deceive you to make believe the summit of this peak is easy. It is quite difficult, and the distance has steep ascent gain. 

Why is friendship peak called Friendship peak?

The friendship peak is called friendship because this peak is quite friendly with the trekkers. It has no fatality and is not a threatening climb at all. The summit to the peak is difficult but not life-threatening. Almost all fit trekkers summit this peak. 

Is Friendship Peak a Technical Peak

No, Friendship peak is not a technical peak. It is just a challenging peak with no hard-core technical aspect. It can be summited by anyone with no technical background in mountaineering. 

Friendship Peak Solo

It is not recommended to do the Friendship peak trek solo. Since this is a difficult summit trek and involves ascending some tough climbs, one must take this trek with an experienced mountaineering and trekking company.

Furthermore, the weather here is quite unpredictable and gets very rough even on normal days, so one should be very much careful not to go solo for friendship peak trek. 

Inclusion 

  • All veg meals during the trek. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner. Breakfast and Dinner at Manali Hotel. High Altitude Packed Food above Advanced Camp. 
  • Hotel stay on Day 1 at Manali. Camp accommodation on all the nights in high-quality tents on sharing basis. Sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses, dining tents, and cutlery included. 
  • Mountaineering qualified and experienced expedition leaders, guides, and experienced cooks, helpers. 
  • All the necessary mountain medicine includes first aid, oxygen cylinder, etc. 
  • Technical Equipment: Ropes, Sling, Helmet, Ice Axe, Harness, Jumar, Pitons, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Carabiners, Descender, Anchors, Shovels, Oxygen Cylinder etc.
  • Passes and permits.
  • Transportation Manali to Manali

Exclusions:

  • Lunch on the first day. 
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion list.
  • Offloading 

Extra Services:

Offloading charges: In case you want us to carry your backpack, the cost per bag is Rs 3500/ for an entire trek. The maximum weight allowed is 10kg. Please note that only a proper trekking backpack will be allowed to offload. No trolly or suitcase will be allowed to offload. We strictly follow to adequately place the load on our ponies. 

Covid Guidelines

All our staff will be covid tested and only covid negative staff will accompany the groups. All our equipment will be sanitized before the start of the trek. Our trek leader will be carrying other than oxygen cylinder and medical kit, covid RAT kit. Extra sleeping bags and tents will be provided in case someone develops symptoms of covid, he/she will be quarantined and sent back to base camp. All the camping stations will have proper hygiene protocols.

Furthermore, we strictly follow the policy of leaving campsite with no trash and all the environmental guidelines will be followed as per the wildlife and tourism guidelines.

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