Friendship Peak Expedition

8 Days
  • 4.4/5.0 (441 Reviews)
  • 5,287 metres (17,345 ft)
  • 24 Km
  • 8 Days


Acclimatization in Manali

On the first day of your trek, we will go over important documents and meet with team members to discuss preparations for the climb.
After a short briefing, we will assemble all your equipment and show you how to use it. This is a relatively easy day, but crucial for what comes next.
After a short hike, we' will meet at the campsite for dinner with local music and campfire.

Wake up early in the morning. Today's drive will take you to Dhundi and then on a trek to 1st base camp at Raoli Thach.
The trek will start from Dhundi.

Meanwhile, enjoy the scenic view of the mountains and the Beas River flowing beside you.
After about 2 hours of hiking over small boulders, you will reach Raoli Thatch.
Rest here and we' will settle in for the day at the campsite.

On the third day of our expedition, we start our day with a good breakfast and head out to Lady Leg. After that we stretch for a few minutes to prepare for the upcoming climb. At 9 of the clock sharp we start climbing!

Lady Leg, an area of mixed terrain, crammed with boulders, rocks, snow, torrents and a considerable number of colourful plants. The name Lady Leg comes from a rock formation just to the right of the campsite that has the shape of the Rocky Mountains, like a girls leg.

the ascent is first over colourful meadows that slope step by step towards Lady Leg. It is a tedious but fast climb. You will reach ABC, rest briefly and then take an acclimatisation walk. Stop for an evening at ABC in the camps.

Set out early for the summit camp after a healthy breakfast.
To begin your acclimatization process, you must rise early to eat breakfast and then climb the steeper slopes and slippery terrain.
Walking in expedition boots in a new environment will take between two and three hours, one way. Each hiker is responsible for packing all their own gear - including crampons and ice axes - before heading out.
Today you' will receive instruction in the use of these tools, as well as a short orientation session over snowfields. Afterwards, a training session led by the trekking guide will focus specifically on climbing Friendship Peak.
Familiarize yourself with your equipment, try to learn some basic techniques of high altitude mountaineering. Practice moving on snow and ice, learn the techniques to catch a fall on the slope, while at the same time climb to the summit camp.
we' will bring some of our necessary equipment to the summit camp during these days. We will have our dinner before the rest of the instances and we can sleep before dark to rejuvenate for a surprising climb.

We are able to wake up early in the morning and equip ourselves, because the day is full of adventures. An early start will help us climb better on the snow before it melts.
Slowly we' will make the short summit climb to Friendship Peak. With everything we need for the push, well walk the route we hiked up yesterday. The hike should be easier today as we are already used to the new boots and trail and the route is familiar.
During the night the snow is walkable (as it melts after sunrise) and you' will reach the summit exactly at sunrise. Follow your hiking guide, because you' will walk on the snow. Slowly and steadily you will conquer Friendship Peak. After spending enough time on the summit, you will climb back to Lady Leg camp for the day.
it will take you about 8 hours to reach the summit. You can rejoice on the summit when you reach the highest point and have a view of the mighty peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar. Spend a few minutes on the summit and get off properly to the summit camp, finish all the equipment and climb all the way down to ABC. Spend the night at ABC.

The summit day is reserved for any unforeseen event that could disrupt or delay the summit goal.

Rephrasing In the event of inclement weather or other complications, Day 7 will be reserved as a backup option for a possible second summit attempt. This will only be used if unforeseen circumstances prevent the first summit attempt from proceeding as planned.

In case of bad weather or other difficulties, day 7 is reserved for a second summit attempt. This will only be used if unexpected and unforeseen conditions arise at the last minute that prevent the first summit attempt.

From ABC to Bakar Thach, an easy path could lead to the valley, returning the same way from Raoli Thach to Dhundi through the wild forests.

Returning to the vegetation and civilization would give pleasure to the climbers after a strenuous trekking. As it should be, a vehicle will be ready to take us from Dhundi to Manali.

they reach Manali and leave for the places you have chosen.



  • Food as per menu on the trek (Starting lunch on Day 1 till Lunch on the last day in Manali)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges,if any ( Only for Indian Nationals)
  • Tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys & other items used for climbing.
  • First Aid certified Expedition guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader(abvimas)
  • Hostel/Guest House stay in Manali on Day 1. Rooms will be on Twin/Triple Sharing Basis. In case, reserve day is used, the trek will end in Manali.


  • Porter for private luggage.
  • Any expenses towards medical exigencies and other emergencies.
  • Unforeseen handling costs thanks to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest.
  • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
  • However, all absolute best assistance would be provided just in case of exigencies

Friendship Peak Expedition

Friendship Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 5,289 meters (17,356 feet) in the Pir Panjal range of the Indian Himalayas, is not just a majestic mountain but a symbol of camaraderie and adventure.

The Friendship Peak Expedition is a thrilling journey that beckons adventurers to push their limits, both physically and mentally, while forging bonds that withstand the test of altitude and time.

The Call of Friendship Peak

The allure of Friendship Peak lies not just in its challenging ascent but also in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Aspiring mountaineers are drawn to this expedition not only for the physical challenge but also for the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.

The journey typically begins in the quaint town of Manali, where trekkers and climbers converge to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

The trek to the base camp is a prelude to the main climb, taking participants through lush meadows, dense forests, and pristine alpine lakes. As the altitude gradually increases, so does the sense of anticipation and excitement.

Building Bonds on the Trail

One of the unique aspects of the Friendship Peak Expedition is the emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie.

The trail serves as a natural crucible, forging lasting friendships among participants. As they navigate challenging terrains and overcome obstacles together, bonds are created that extend beyond the summit.

Camping under the starlit Himalayan sky, sharing stories around a bonfire, and facing the elements as a unified team create an environment where friendships flourish.

The shared hardships and triumphs become the foundation for a community of like-minded individuals who understand the true essence of mountaineering.

The Technical Challenge

Friendship Peak is not for the faint of heart. As climbers approach the summit, the terrain becomes more technical, requiring skills in ice and rock climbing.

The ascent involves traversing glaciers, negotiating crevasses, and overcoming steep rock faces, making it a test of both physical strength and mental resilience.

Participants undergo rigorous training before attempting the climb, ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle the challenges that the mountain throws at them.

Safety is paramount, and expert guides lead the way, providing invaluable knowledge and support to ensure a successful ascent.

Reaching the Summit

Standing on the summit of Friendship Peak is a moment of triumph and reflection.

The panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and vast expanses of untouched wilderness reward climbers for their perseverance.

The sense of accomplishment is amplified by the realization that the journey to the top was not a solo endeavor but a collective effort fueled by friendship and shared goals.

Descending from the summit, climbers carry not only the memories of their achievement but also the enduring friendships forged during the expedition.

The bonds created on the mountain are a testament to the power of shared experiences in overcoming challenges and embracing the spirit of adventure.

The Impact Beyond the Summit

Friendship Peak Expedition is not just about conquering a mountain; it’s about personal growth, self-discovery, and the development of lifelong friendships.

The lessons learned on the trail – resilience, teamwork, and adaptability – extend far beyond the realm of mountaineering, influencing participants in their everyday lives.

The expedition also has a positive impact on the local communities along the route.

Responsible tourism practices ensure that the natural beauty of the Himalayas is preserved, and the local economy receives a boost from the influx of adventurers seeking the thrill of the climb.

Best Time to Visit Friendship Peak

Choosing the right time to undertake the Friendship Peak trek is crucial for a rewarding and safe experience. The ideal months for this adventure are from May to June and September to October. During these periods:

  1. Spring (May to June):

    • The landscape blooms with vibrant alpine flowers.
    • The weather is generally mild, offering pleasant trekking conditions.
  2. Autumn (September to October)

    • Clear skies and panoramic views characterize the autumn months.
    • The temperatures are cool, creating favorable trekking weather.

Friendship Peak Difficulty Level

The Friendship Peak trek is graded as a moderately challenging trek, making it suitable for both experienced trekkers and those seeking to push their limits. Key factors contributing to its difficulty include:

  1. Altitude:

    • Friendship Peak stands at an elevation of approximately 5,289 meters (17,350 feet) above sea level, requiring proper acclimatization to tackle the thinning air.
  2. Technical Aspects:

    • The ascent involves negotiating glacial terrain and snowfields, making it essential for trekkers to be equipped with basic mountaineering skills.
  3. Steep Climbs and Descents:

    • Trekkers encounter steep ascents and descents during the trek, demanding physical endurance and careful footwork.
  4. Weather Conditions:

    • Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable. Trekkers should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, including snowfall.

Height of Friendship Peak

The summit of Friendship Peak stands tall at an impressive height of approximately 5,289 meters (17,350 feet) above sea level. Reaching this pinnacle is not just a physical accomplishment; it symbolizes the triumph of camaraderie and shared experiences among trekkers.

Distance of friendship peak expedition

Typically, the trek to Friendship Peak begins from Solang Valley or Dhundi, which are both accessible from Manali. From Solang Valley, the trek covers a distance of approximately 15-20 kilometers (9-12 miles) to reach the base camp at Bakarthach. The route passes through lush green meadows, dense forests, and scenic landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

From Bakarthach, trekkers continue their journey to the advanced base camp (ABC) and eventually to the summit of Friendship Peak. The trek from Bakarthach to the summit involves ascending steep slopes and negotiating rocky terrain, with the final push to the summit being the most challenging part of the expedition.

Overall, the total distance covered during the Friendship Peak Expedition can range from 30-40 kilometers (18-25 miles) round trip, depending on the route taken and any deviations or side trips along the way. It’s essential for trekkers to be well-prepared and physically fit to undertake this challenging expedition in the stunning Himalayan wilderness.


The Friendship Peak Expedition is more than just a climb; it’s a transformative journey that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who embark on it.

The camaraderie formed, the challenges faced, and the triumphs celebrated create a tapestry of memories that endure long after the descent from the mountain.

Friendship Peak stands as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for adventure, friendship, and the pursuit of lofty goals.

As climbers return from the expedition, they carry with them not only the satisfaction of reaching the summit but also the enduring bonds of friendship that elevate the experience from a mere adventure to a lifelong chapter in their personal stories.


The Friendship Peak Expedition is more than just a climb; it’s a transformative journey that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who embark on it.

The camaraderie formed, the challenges faced, and the triumphs celebrated create a tapestry of memories that endure long after the descent from the mountain.

Friendship Peak stands as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for adventure, friendship, and the pursuit of lofty goals.

As climbers return from the expedition, they carry with them not only the satisfaction of reaching the summit but also the enduring bonds of friendship that elevate the experience from a mere adventure to a lifelong chapter in their personal stories.


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Friendship Peak Expedition Highlights

  • You'll Discover the serene hamlet of Dhundi and witness nature unfolding as glaciers deliver birth to severa water our bodies.
  • Friendship Peak is a hike to one of the highest peaks in Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 17383 ft.
  • At the summit, you'll get a panoramic view of Pir Panjal range, Dhauldhar range, the great Himalayan range and Hanuman Tibba, Dev Tibba, Papsura, Norbu etc.

Things To Carry For Friendship Peak Expedition

  • Backpack 65/90 L
  • Water Bottle
  • Energy Bars
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Warm Jacket
  • Flee Jacket
  • Sun protection
  • Rain Protection
  • Flashlight And Extra Batteries
  • Extra Pair of Clothing
  • Towel
  • Personal Hygiene Kit
  • Mini First Aid Kit
  • Personal Medication
  • Trash Bag
  • Moisture Cream
  • Tissues
  • Slippers
  • Gloves
  • Sunglass
  • Warm Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • An emergency whistle
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