6 Nights 7 Days
Friendship Peak Expedition is a renowned trekking peak located in the Pir Panjal range of the Indian Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. The trek derives its name from the Friendship Treaty between India and Pakistan in the 1950s. It offers a thrilling opportunity for both experienced and novice trekkers to test their limits and experience high altitude trekking.
The trek is a 6N/7D journey that takes you through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and rugged terrain, providing spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. Starting from the popular tourist destination of Manali, the trek offers stunning vistas of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, guaranteed to leave trekkers spellbound.
The climb to the summit of Friendship Peak involves navigating steep rocky slopes, narrow ridges, and a glacier. Hence, prior experience in high altitude trekking is necessary. However, the summit offers a rewarding 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys.
The best time to embark on the Friendship Peak Expedition is from June to September when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and create lasting bonds with fellow trekkers.
The Friendship Peak Expedition is an excellent adventure for those seeking a new challenge or wanting to test their limits. With stunning views, challenging terrain, and the opportunity to meet like-minded people, this trek is an unforgettable adventure that should not be missed.
Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Start/End Point of Trek: Manali
Trek Distance: 24 Km
Trek Height: 17,346 Ft
Trek Temperature: Day (0°C to 10°C) & Night (-10°C to -5°C)
Best Time to Trek Friendship peak : May to October
The best time to visit Friendship Peak is from Mid May to October during the summer and monsoon months when the weather is generally pleasant, and the trails are safe for trekking. It’s advisable to check the weather forecast and consult with local guides or authorities before embarking on the journey.
The Friendship Peak trek is a challenging trek that requires prior experience in high altitude trekking. The climb to the summit involves navigating steep rocky slopes, narrow ridges, and a glacier, making it a physically demanding trek that tests a trekker’s endurance, stamina, and strength. Trekkers must be well-prepared physically and mentally for the trek and carry appropriate gear and clothing suitable for cold temperatures. However, with proper preparation, the Friendship Peak trek can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
The weather during the Friendship Peak trek can vary depending on the time of year and the altitude of the trekking route. From May to October, the weather is generally pleasant, with clear skies and mild temperatures. However, occasional showers can occur, and trekkers should carry appropriate rain gear. At higher altitudes, temperatures can drop significantly, and trekkers should carry appropriate cold weather gear. During the winter months, heavy snowfall and low temperatures make the trekking route unsafe, and it’s not recommended to attempt the trek during this period.
By Air: Manali is well-connected to major cities in India via air, road, and rail. The nearest airport is the Kullu-Manali Airport, which is located about 50 km from Manali.
By Train: The closest railway station is Joginder Nagar, which is about 165 km from Manali.
By Bus: One can reach Manali via road by taking a bus or taxi from Delhi, Chandigarh, or other major cities in North India. The road journey can take around 12-14 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
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Himtrek Riverside Camps & Hostels, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
When travelling to high-altitude destinations like Manali, it's crucial to allow your body time to adjust to the thinner air. Spend the day at a leisurely pace, taking short walks and avoiding any strenuous activities that may cause altitude sickness. Manali is a charming town with a rich history and many interesting landmarks. Take a walk around the town to see the various temples, monasteries, and other historical sites. You can also visit the Van Vihar National Park, which offers a serene environment for nature lovers. After a day of exploring, check into our comfortable camps to rest and rejuvenate.
After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Solang Valley that takes you through winding mountain roads and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. As you trek towards Lady Leg, take the time to soak in the natural beauty around you. Lady Leg is a camping site located at an altitude of around 3,800 metres. Set up your tent at Lady Leg and enjoy a cozy evening under the stars. You can also bond with your fellow trekkers and share stories around a campfire.
After spending the night at Lady Leg, you will continue trekking towards the Advance base camp. The trek will take you through challenging terrain, including crossing a glacier, navigating steep rocky slopes, and traversing narrow ridges. Upon reaching the Advance base camp, your trekking gear and equipment will be checked and prepared for the summit attempt the next day. It's important to ensure that your gear is in good condition and that you have all the necessary supplies for a successful summit attempt. After a long day of trekking, it's important to rest and recover. The Advance base camp is a great place to relax and recharge before the final push towards the summit. Make sure to hydrate, eat a nutritious meal, and get plenty of rest to prepare for the next day's climb.
The most challenging and exciting day of the trek, start early in the mid night to climb towards the summit, negotiating the steep rocky slopes and narrow ridges. Despite the physical challenges, the sense of accomplishment and exhilaration you'll feel upon reaching the summit will be well worth it. The view from the top of Friendship Peak will be awe-inspiring and make you feel like you're on top of the world. After taking some time to rest and soak in the stunning scenery, you'll need to start your descent towards Advance base camp.
In case the summit attempt is not possible on Day 4, this day will be used as a reserve day for the summit attempt. This means that the group will stay at the current campsite or return to a previous campsite to wait for better weather or conditions before attempting the summit. If the summit was successful on Day 4, this day will be used to descend to Lady Leg. The descent can be just as challenging as the ascent, requiring careful attention to footing and handholds to navigate steep slopes and rocky terrain. Once the group reaches Lady Leg, trekkers will be able to rest, celebrate the achievement, and reflect on the incredible journey experienced together.
After breakfast, trek back towards Raoli Thach and then to Solang Nala. Drive back to Manali or continue trekking towards ABC Lady Leg for another night of camping.
On the final day of the trek, trek back to Solang Nala, enjoying the beautiful views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Drive back to Manali, arriving by early evening, and depart for the onward journey.