Friendship peak is located in Pir panjal range of Himalayas. The trek provides an opportunity for trekkers to see the paranomic view of some snowy peaks of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range. The friendship trek goes through the beautiful Solang valley, alpine meadows and thick pine and oak forest. The Friendship Peak Trek trail is dotted with several varieties alpine flowers. The friendship peak trek begins Solang valley, which is around 13 kms from Manali. From Solang valley we trek uphill to Bakarthach (Thach is for term used for a flat ground at an alpine Meadow), after passing through the flourish green valley and thick forest further trek will continue to the base camps.
We will start early morning around 8:00 AM. It’s advisable that you arrive in Manali a day early so that we can start on Time. The very first day we will meet at Manali bus stand at SBI ATM early morning and then drive to Dhundi via Solang Valley and then start the trek to our first campsite of Friendship Peak Trek called Bakarthach. Dinner and over night in Tents.
After breakfast we start the trek from Bakarthach to Camp 1 which is knows as Lady Leg. Initial of today’s Friendship Peak Trek is pristine and beautiful. First we trek to Beas Kund and the further towards Campiste Lady Leg. The last leg of today’s trek is very steep trek over the ridge which is infamous for its arduous climb. Once we reach camp rest for a while and the we will go for acclimatize walk.
Depending upon the condition for mules to trek from Lady Leg camp to ABC we will set up advance or else we stay at the same camp and do training for the climb. We will go to the nearby snow line to practice use of Crampon, Rope up, After the setup of camp rest for the day. From ABC you can see the summit, it is about 11 hours of arduous climb.
We start climbing very early in the morning after summit with all essential gear necessary for Friendship Peak Summit like Jackets, Water Bottle, Packed Lunch and extra layer. Today is going to be a long day so we start early in the morning so that we cross the snow patch before it melts in the direct sun. It will take around 8 hours to reach on summit after spending 15 minutes at summit we head back to camp.
We trek downhill after the success full summit of Friendship Peak and we will camp at Bakarthach and celebrate the successful Summit of Friendship Peak
Wind up our camp site and Move to Bakarthach and then back to Manali.
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