This is “an often climbed” peak by our team since long. The peak is situated in Beas Kund region of Manali region, facing 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 in the mind of every true mountaineer as this is rare and unusual experience. Friendship peak is the only open peak in Himachal Himalaya where no royalty is required to be paid to IMF, and secondly, it surely requires a good fitness but it needs no formal training of mountaineering to climb it.
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 and is accessed through a nice camp site called Bakarthach. Solang is amazingly beautiful meadow, 12 Kms from the crowd of Manali and is a popular point of paragliding. In a peaceful landscape, you can watch human birds full day in the sky and for winters, it offers the best ski slopes.
Day 1Arrive Delhi
Day 2Drive to Manali
Day 3Full day in Manali to visit places
Day 4Mild trek to Solang Nalla/ 15 Kms, 5 hours.
Day 5Trek to Bakarthach.
Day 6Trek to Beas Kund and back to Bakarthach.
Day 7Bakarthach to base camp of Friendship Peak. It will take about 4-5 hours to reach to the base through nice moraines.
Day 8Base camp to Advance Base Camp
Day 9Summit Day and back to Base Camp
Day 10Base Camp to Bakarthach
Day 11Bakarthach to Solang trek and drive to Manali
•Butane Gas, stoves, torch, Gas heater, alpine cookware, ropes etc.
•Climbing equipment & oxygen
•Small and medium size generators
•Solar battery chargers
•Satellite phones (We can seek permission to buy a Satellite Phone in India, if allowed then you can use. Carrying Satellite phone from outside of India is strictly prohibited and use is an offence)
•Sightseeing of Agra and Rajasthan or any other place after completion of your expedition.
Payment can be made through cards/ online and wire transfer to our bank.We charge 25% of the total tour cost at the time of booking and rest 45 days prior to your arrival in India.
Once you book the tour with mentioned amount of advance, we will send you our bank details for balance payment along with the invoice. You can opt various methods of payment including cards and wire transfers.
If cancellation is made before 60 days, full amount will be returned after deduction of applicable taxes and 5% processing charges. If cancellation is made before 45 days, we refund you 50% of your deposit and if the cancellation is made before/during 30 day prior to arrival, the whole payment deposit will forfeit.
No refund, cancellation or compensation will be paid back to the client in case of any reason caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism, weather etc. which force to close the trip, change the itinerary or cancel the trip.
Change in the itinerary
If you make any changes in the itinerary after booking of the tour, additional cost will be charged wherever and however necessary. This will imply even the itinerary is changed because of bad weather, cancellation of connecting flights, road blocks or any other natural / man- made situation.
Coming back to last village/ settlements from BC and again going back
Sometimes the team members come back from BC to last village settlements or market areas and then they plan to trek back to BC after one or two days. In that case, the additional money will be charged because our cost includes only one time coming back from BC which generally is at the completion of expedition.
Medical, rescue and evacuation
You must get your insurance done well in advance. In case of any land/ air rescue/ evacuation services provided by us will be charged from you. It may include hotels, transportation, food, doctors, helicopters, porters, hospital service etc. We don’t take any responsibility of your baggage and other belongings.
Your fitness and health
It is your responsibility to undertake our adventure services after examining your fitness at required level.
Your details are highly secure with us
We don’t share your contact details with anyone so whenever you communicate with us through query forms or while making online payments, rest assured about your data security.
Before leaving for the adventure, we require your consent and signature on duly filled liability and responsibility form which declares that you book the adventure for your own leisure and experience and take all responsibility of your health and your belongings.
We provide 4/5 star hotels in Delhi and 3 star hotels in Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Ziro, Rishikesh, Nainital, Manali and Leh. The hotels in Uttarkashi, Almora, Gangotri, Zanskar, Kargil and other places will be mixture of best available hotels/ guest houses/ home stays. These are the cities and towns on the way to 90% of our journeys.
The hotels in Delhi will be offered on room+ breakfast basis and hotels in Himalayan cities will be offered on room + breakfast + dinner basis and in remote areas it will include all meals. The camping days will offer all meals. (We provide base camp food for 5- 7 days to the groups on climbing expeditions and all meals at BC to LO and cook + kitchen helper during such expeditions). Our cost includes food for the porters and horse/ mule handling persons too during trekking. Our cooks are trekking for more than 20 years with our groups and they are expert in serving you delicious and nutritious food during trekking. We have made certain experiences with Himalayan Herbs which keep the body warm at high altitude and the cooks offer you variety of cuisine, cakes and breads. If you have any special choice of food, you are welcome to send the list before the tour. If you need gluten free diet or any special requirement, kindly convey well in time.
We use different kind of transportation in different cities/ terrain starting from large and small AC coaches to Tempo Travelers, Toyota Innova cars and other 4WD cars. We offer powerful support vehicles for your luggage and our camping gears wherever necessary.
We have good experience of handling Cargo in India if you are planning to send equipment and food in case of big groups and expeditions from your country.
Porters / ponies/ horses
Our porters are trained in carrying trekking/ expedition material. Our High Altitude porters are experienced in climbing up with the teams and fix ropes. Low Altitude Porters carry your equipment and food till Base Camp. Every Low Altitude Porter group is led by a captain to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the trekking period. Horse- men are also experienced in the mountains and when there were no emails and phones in our region, they never forgot to reach to the loading points decided one year in advance. We follow the guidelines of IMF and state bodies in terms of load in Kilograms to be allotted to per porter. Since every expedition teams (Alpine Style and Expedition Style) come with different weight of loads, so we discuss the number of porters while planning expedition and logistics once you decide to book your expedition with us.
Kindly click here to get whole list, you can consult your climbing instructors in your country and email us to finalize the list of equipment according to your expedition.
Guides and escorts
Our escorts and guides are passionate and trained. Trekking guides and exploratory trip escorts understand your requirements and at same time climbing guides and mountain Sherpas add all possible scope of success in your expeditions. Our climbing guides remain occupy in Indian peaks and Nepalese peaks equally so if you are not planning an alpine style expedition, it is always advisable to book you guide well in time.
We enjoy a great community back up and support in entire Himalayan region because we belong to these mountains and have best references everywhere. This community support works a lot in any last minute requirement, natural hazards or passing communication.
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