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Friendship Peak – a majestic mountain, situated in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh.




Friendship Peak is a majestic mountain, situated at Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. Friendship peak in the Beas Kund area is an ideal non-technical or trekking peak.

Overview of Friendship Peak

• This trek is for those with limited or no mountaineering knowledge.
• The nearest town is Manali.
• Roadhead is Solang Nala which is main town in Solang Valley -18 kms from Manali.
• This mountain is covered with snow.
• The peak is perched at an altitude of 5,289 m above the sea level.
• The best route to access this peak is through Dhundi and Beas Kund.
• The ideal time to climb this peak is from May to June and September to October.
• Kullu Manali Airport and Joginder Nagar Railway Station are the nearest airport and railway station.
• The trip starts from Delhi and ends in Bakarthach.
• Trek from Manali to Solang to Bakarthach and reach the friendship peak.
• Set a base camp at the place and move forward to another advance base camp.
• Friendship Peak- (5289 Meters) faces several other peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Shiti Dhar, and Seven Sisters.
• The amalgam of Great Himalayan Ranges, Pir Panjal Ranges and Dhauladhar Ranges at this one point creates a sensation.
• Friendship peak is the only open peak in Himachal Himalaya where no royalty is required to be paid to IMF.

Route Detail

• Beas Kund is named after Beas Rishi (Sage) and Kund is Hindi word for tiny lake.
• This tiny lake of Beas Kund situated at higher and upper valley of Solang.
• It is accessed through a nice camp site called Bakarthach.
• Solang is amazingly beautiful meadow, 12 Kms from the crowd of Manali.
• It is a popular point of paragliding.
• Peak Type: Rock & Snow & Ice.
• Knowledge Required: Ascenind and Descending in Snow, Walking in a rope, Use of ice axe.
• Equipment to bring: Climbing Shoes, Rucksack, Crampons, (Equipment For HIRE Available).
• Duration: 11- 13 Days.

Climb Itinerary

Day1: Reaching Manali/Solang Nala from Chandigarh/Delhi
Day2: A short trek on jeapable road to Dhundi.
Day3: Dhundi- Bakarthach
Day4: Rest Day
Day 5: Bakarthach- ABC
Day 6 : ABC- Base Camp
Day 7: Advance Summit Camp/ Summit attempt
Day 8: Reserve for summit.
Day 9: Back to Dhundi
Day 10: Back to Manali
Day 11: Back to Delhi/ Chandigarh
Area : Himachal
Duration : 13 Days
Altitude : 5289 mts/17348 ft
Grade : Non-technical
Season : June to October

General Itinerary

Manali – Solang – Bakarthach (3500 mts/11480 ft)
• Early in the morning drive to Solang.
• From here trek to Bakarthach.
• Trek through lush green valley and thick forest.
• Dinner and overnight stay at camp.
• Acclimatization days around Bakarthach.
• Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Bakarthach – Base Camp
• In the morning after breakfast trek to base camp of friendship peak.
• Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Base Camp – Advance Base Camp
• In the morning after breakfast trek further.
• Establish Advanced Base Camp.
• Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Reserved for summit attempts
ABC – Bakarthach

Bakarthach – Solang
• In the morning trek back to Solang.
• From here drive to Manali for overnight stay.

Other treks of Himachal
• Bhabha Pass Trek
• Bir Bhangal Trek
• Darcha Lamayuru Trek
• Darcha Padum Trek
• Deo Tibba Expedition
• Friendship Peak Expedition
• Hampta Pass
• Indrahar Pass

Trekking routes in Himachal

• Hamta Trek
• Malana History Trek
• Chander Trail in Kullu Valley
• Wild Trek in Kullu Valley
• Dharamsala Chhota Bhangal over sari Pass Kullu
• Morchella trek
• Manali Hamya Herbal Trek
• Kinner Kailash Parikrama
• Hamirpur Deotsidh Sri Naina Devi Trek
• Maidi to Nadaun
• Bharmaur Kugti Udaipur Manali trek

Places of interest in Manali

• Vashishta Temple, Manali
• Hadimba Temple (1 km)
• Manu Temple (2 km)
• Vashishta Temple (3 km)
• Monasteries
• Jagatsukh (6 km)
• Solang Valley (14 km)
• Rohtang Pass
• Jagat sukh
• Arjun Gufa
• Rahala water falls
• Solang valley
• Nehru kund
• Vashist hot water springs and temples
• Mountaineering Institute, Manali
• Tibetan monasteries
• Club house
• Manu temple
• Hadimba temple
• Kothi
• Great Himalayan National Park
• Manali sanctury
The sport’s most commonly offered are:
• Fun park near Hidimba temple
• River rafting
• Skiing
• Zorbing
• Trekking
• Snow scootering
• River crossing
• Paragliding
• Rock climbing
• Trekking
• Canyoning
• White water rafting
• Paragliding
• Skiing & snowboarding

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers.
• The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) over the year.
• The average temperature during summer is between 14 °C (57 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), and between ?7 °C (19 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in the winter.
• Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July.
• In average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months.
• The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in).
• Snowfall in the region, takes place in the month of December.
• It has been delayed over the last fifteen years to January or early February.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get there?

1. By Air
• The nearest airport (IATA code KUU) is at Bhuntar town.
• It is situated on NH21 about 50 km (31 mi) south of Manali and 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kullu town.
• The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometre long runway.
• Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport.
• Chandigarh airport is the nearest large airport.

2. By Road
• Manali can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh.
• From there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns.
• The road distance from Delhi to Chandigarh is 248 km and from Chandigarh to Manali is 273 km.
• The total distance from Delhi to Manali thus is 521 km (324 mi).

By Rail
• Manali is not easily approachable by rail.
• The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (275 km (171 mi)), Pathankot (325 km (202 mi)) and Kalka (310 km (193 mi)).
• The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar (135 kilometres (84 mi)).

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at birresorthotel.com
Hotels at holidayiq.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org

Blogs / Sites about Friendship Peak Expedition

Blogs and reviews at climbing.himadventures.net
Blogs and reviews at thrillophilia.com

Images and photos of Friendship Peak Expedition

Images at google.com
Images at thrillophilia.com
Images at himadventures.net




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