Mt. Friendship Expedition

 

Duration - 11days
Height - 5289mts
Grade - Challenging
Location - Manali
Season - May, June and September

About Friendship Peak

Friendship Peak is a majestic mountain, situated at Pir Panjal range, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. This mountain, covered with snow, 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. Friendship peak in the Beas Kund area is an ideal non-technical trekking peak for those with limited or no mountaineering knowledge.

Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Manali
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel & tent for relaxation till afternoon. After lunch interdiction with arrival team and local guide, and other team member. In the afternoon visit to Hadimda Temple and also an acclimatization walk. Evening free to explore the Mall Road, overnight stay at hotel and tent.

 Day 02 Manali -Solang nala-akerthach(3500mts / 11480Bmt )  
Early in the morning we have to go by drive Manali to Solang. We meet you at hotel in the morning. The breakfast will provide is in Solang. Once you done your breakfast, we load your baggage on you vehicles and depart to the starting point at Dundi. It is one hour drive to get there by vehicles. We meet our rest of expedition team here, which is include cooks and horse man. We leave our baggage with them to put on horses. When we reach Dundi enroot you will trek through lush of green valley and forest. We start our walk, which is through the Palchani Tach. First day is little bit short because  of lots of things they have to pack on horse for the first day to distribute the load on horses and also as camping goes with the source of water and next camping is too far the same day where there is water. We reach in camping at around 1 o’clock where we will have lunch and by the time we finish our lunch, our arrive and we sat tents and settle in. Rest of the day is spent in exploring surrounding. The camping around you can see lots of big snow capped mountain. Before Dinner discussion about next planning. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 03 Bakertach Camp -  Beas Kund Base camp 3690m
Trek to Beas Kund 3690m. Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas kund, through bolders and rocks for few minutes. We will now soon discover tiny like of Beas Kund. Now small introduction about BeasKund, Beas who is author of The Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, however some scholars in himachel Pradesh call this river as vipasha. Beas Kund – beas so named after Rishi (sage ) Beas and Kund is in hindi word for tinty like. This is the main bass camp for lots of peak like Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Manali and also for Friendship peak. The peaks above 6000m are Maker and Shiker Beh The both are technical and difficult to climb. Lahul valley region lies to the north of Beas Kund just behind the great wall of these mountains, to the west Kangra as Dhauladher range. After reach Beas Kund we are having our hot lunch here. After lunch go to your tents for relaxation. Our dinner and over night in Beas Kund base camp.

Day 04 Full day in Beas Kund Base Camp
Early In the morning you can see top of the Hanuman Tibba when the sun will raise  the top of Hanuman tibba rocks are shining, they will look golden color.  After having our breakfast we all are going for acclimatization walk around the Beas kund. We are doing some training is there because some are they don’t know how they are going to use these technical equipments those are they have. If they don’t know it’s ok we will teach you till afternoon. we will teach you some amount of technique those technique you are going to use in climbing like ascending and descending on snow, if you fall on snow how you will stop, about important knots, use of ice axe. After learn these things we are going for having hot lunch. After lunch taking short rest we are packing our things for advance camp.  Then distribute all the technical equipment to group. After that, dinner and overnight stay in Base camp in Beaskund camp.

Day 05 Base camp - Advance camp
In the morning after breakfast trek further and establish advance camp. The Camp trek is around 4 to 5 hour walk we start our day with an uphill. These hours depending on speed. You have to walk total uphill.  After reached there they are putting our tent own self. When you looking around you can see great view of mountain lines and you can see both mountain ranges Pir Panjal and Dholadar rang. Front of you you can see tall Hanuman tibba mountain. Right of hanuman tibba you can see high mountain Maker Beh and sheker Beh. Behind of you there is head of Friend ship peak, your summit point. Dinner and overnight stay in advance camp. After dinner distributing dry ration to all climbers.

Day 06 Reserved day for summit attempts - Bakertach
Early in the morning 3 o’clock we are going start to move summit. It’s around 6 hour walk between advance camps to summit. We have to face lot of difficult between this climbing like crevasses. We have to climb these crevasses. Around 8 to 9 o’clock we reach on the top of mountain. When you stand on the top you are feeling awesome. You can see towards the lohul spiti, lots of high mountains, green valleys, Manali town. After summit back to advance camp we are packing our all things and walk down to Bakertach. We are having our Hot lunch there. After lunch we are taking rest. Dinner and overnight stay in Bakertach camp.

Day 07 Back to Manali
Morning after breakfast descending down to Dundi. After reached Dundi by car to Manali. Manali lunch will ready. After lunch we all are going for hot spring bath to Basisth. You’re over night stay in hotel.

Day 08 Manali and Delhi
In the morning explore the surrounding.  You visit in another place in Manali and we are having lunch together in hotel evening 4:30 drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach.  You have your overnight journey.

Day 09 Arrival at Delhi by morning.
On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxes. Evening transfer to international airport to catch your onwards flight.

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