Friendship Peak, Himachal ( 5289 Mts )

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Area                 : Himachal
Altitude            : 5289 mts / 17348 ft
Grade               : Non Technical
Season             : May – June & Sep – October

Friendship Peak is a majestic mountain, situated at Pir Panjal range at an elevation 5289 mt , in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, facing several other peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar. The amalgam of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges enhance the beauty of this panoramic Beas Kund basin. Climbing Friendship does not require knowledge and experience of technical climbing although the summit ridge requires fixed rope & crampons hence it surely requires a good fitness but it needs no formal training of mountaineering to climb it. The best route to access this peak is through Dhundi and Beas Kund and the ideal time to climb this peak is from May to June and September to October.

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

On arrival at Delhi  meet our representative, who will assist & give you briefing about your tour on the way to hotel .  In the morning half day sightseeing at Delhi. Evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach at 18:30 hrs. Overnight journey

Day 02: Manali

On arrival transfer to hotel . After lunch exploring the town and Hadimba temple, Vashisht hot water springs. Evening is free to explore the Mall road. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Manali – Solang Nala – Dhundhi  ( 2850 m)

After an early breakfast we will drive 14 km to Solang Nala the northwest of Manali.  Solang boasts of some of the best skiing slopes of India and is the starting point of many treks in Himachal Pradesh. While spending some time in this ski resort we will start our 5 km trekking to Dhundi for our Ist night camp on the bank of river Beas.The trail follows river Beas while crossing the stream many times from one side to the other through the forest of Pine, Maple, Walnut, Silver fir and Oak, getting us to Dhundi. The quaint little mountain hamlet that has nothing to offer except scenic beauty and resonating silence. Dhundi is another alpine meadow full of wild flowers. On a clear weather you can have a magnificent view of Hanuman Tibba ( 5950 mt ) on your west – the highest mountain of the Dhauladhar range & Deo Tibba 6001 m, Indra Asan 6100 mt on your east . We will brief you about the usage of mountaineering equipment and the camping manners after post lunch session.

Day 04:  Dhundhi to Bakarthach (3328 mt ) :

We gradually gains altitude as we trek towards Bakarthach. It is a beautiful trek through the river Beas up to the crossing of the main stream of river Beas after that the trail steeply climb to reach the grazing ground at Bakrathach. The camp is set in a nice place facing several peaks of Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar range. We are truly overwhelmed by the mighty Dhauladhar range with the imposing Hanuman Tibba in the North flanked by the seven  .

 

Day 05: Acclimatization Camp at Bakarthach- Trek to Beas Kund and back :

After breakfast we trek to Biyas Kund the sorce of river Beas. It is a 2 hours trek through lateral moraine. The west face of Hanuman Tibba is looming in front of you along with other peaks of Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar range. By the noon we will back to Bakharthach for practicing and getting familiar with the uses of mountaineering gears and also learn the method self arrest on a slope.

 

Day 06: Bakarthach to Friendship Base Camp ( 3586 mt ) :

We will follow the same route of yesterday upto the river base and then a steep ascent to the base of the peak. On the way up to the base we will cross the river through a makeshift log bridge below the snout of the Beas river. Overnight at camp.

 

Day 07: Base Camp to Summit Camp ( 4600 mt ) :

Our high altitude guide will always open your route in advance. Today we will ferry our loads upto Camp I on the south east ridge of the mountain for the final assault.

In the evening we will have a meeting to prepare ourselves for the summit attempt. It is always advisable to check all your mountain gears before the final push e.g check your shoes with crampons , Ice axe, getters, snow goggle, water bottle, dry fruits, chocolates, electoral powder, etc.

Day 08: Summit Camp to Summit  :

The summit day has arrived and we have to get ready with our crampons & headlight. We left our camp at 2 am to make the best of the weather and good views with all team members roped in their groups. The route had already been cleared by the advance recce group; therefore it will be easy for us to scale the peak via south east ridge. After short rest & photography we will start our climb down safely by the late afternoon to summit Camp.

Day 9: Summit Camp – Bakharthach

Day 10: Bakarthach – Dhundi /Solang Nala to Manali  by Jeep.

In the morning trek back to Solang and from here drive to Manali for overnight stay Evening is free at Manali.

Day 11: Manali – Delhi
In the morning explore the surroundings and by evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo Coach. Overnight journey.

Day 12: Delhi :

Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfers to hotel for relax. In the evening transfer to International airport to catch your onwards flight.

Trip & services ends here

 

 

 

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