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Region

Himachal Pradesh | India

Friendship Peak Expedition Duration

Duration

7 Days

Friendship Peak Expedition altitude

Max Altitude

17345 Ft.

Friendship Peak Expedition distance

Trekking Km

24 KM

Friendship Peak Expedition grade

Grade

Difficult

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Overview

Trek Name: Friendship Peak Expedition

Days: 7

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Manali

Season:Monsoon |

Month:July | August |

Country: India

Altitude: 17345 Ft.

Grade: Difficult

Rail Head: Pathankot is the nearest rail head to the base camp

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing)

Food: Meals while on trek (Veg & Eggs)

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Distance: 24 Km.

Trail Type: Summit, Point to point | Scale a peak, Camping at the same location upon returning.

AirPort: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali

Highlights:

  • +5% GST (goods and services tax).
  • Services: Manali to Manali | Included Transport.

Why Friendship Peak Expedition Is A Must Do

Located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, Friendship Peak is a popular summit trek in the Pir Panjal Range. Situated at an elevation of 5289 meters, the summit offers an astounding visual treat of sky-touching Himalayan peaks in the Pir Panjal, the neighboring Dhauladhar Range, and other Himalayan peaks. Being a challenging trek, it provides ample doses of adventure for adrenaline junkies and those who have a passion for climbing.

An ideal trek for seasoned trekkers, you get stunning views of Solang Valley and witness the beauty of nature unfold in front of you as you keep trekking toward higher altitudes. The 7-day long trek takes you on an adventure-filled journey of mythical stories, lush alpine meadows, moraine patches, and towering mountains.

Friendship Peak has a very raw and pristine appeal, unlike many other peak expeditions. The trail wanders along meadows and Oak forests, over moraines, boulders, and glaciers making an arduous yet rewarding summit climb. The Friendship Peak expedition will take you to heights and present you with views that are going to leave you in awe. For those who are seeking a pure thrill, Friendship Peak is simply unmissable. Embark on this fascinating adventure guided by our expert Trek Leaders. Our trek leaders are certified in Basic and Advanced Mountaineering courses and will adequately guide you so that you can appreciate the adventure.

Friendship Peak Expedition Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 15 years.
  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Arrive in Manali

  • Altitude: 2000 m/ 6,550 ft.
  • Briefing after lunch.
  • Sightseeing: Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashist Kund.
  • Stay: Hotel (twin/triple sharing).

The journey starts from Manali, which is a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. The first day of the trip is reserved for the trekkers to make their way to Manali, where you will check into a hotel and go sightseeing in nearby places. Rest well to prepare for the climb that starts the following day.

Today you will see the popular attractions in Manali like the Hadimba Devi Temple & Vaishist Kund. You can also roam around the Manali Market and shop for souvenirs. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and introduce each other. Document collection and other important procedures for the trek will be done today.

While your body acclimatizes, you will receive a short briefing where you will be updated with the schedule of the upcoming days and some basic do’s and don’ts in the mountains, and how to maintain the sanctity of the mountains by disposing of the wastes responsibly. We are a crusader of the Green Trails Initiative and so we take littering in campsites and the mountains very seriously.

Manali to Dhundi (Drive) to Bakkarthatch (Trek)

  • Altitude: Dhundi - 2850 m/ 9350 ft | Bakarthach- 3300 m/ 10,800 ft.
  • Drive Distance (Manali - Dhundi): 21 km | 1.5 hrs.
  • Trek Distance (Dhundi - Bakarthach): 5 km | 3 hrs approx.
  • Grade: Easy trek, gradual ascent.
  • Terrain: Walk along Beas River. Trek through coniferous forests of Oak and walnut and meadows.
  • Lunch at the campsite.
  • Stay in camps.

After a healthy and refreshing breakfast, we will head out on our expedition. The trek starts from Dhundi (21 km away) and it is a 1.5 hrs drive from Manali. From Dhundi we will trek along the beautiful Solang Valley by the banks of the Beas River to reach our campsite in Bakarthach. 

Dhundi is a small mountain settlement and the last village in the Solang Valley, a short drive away from Manali. This is the place where the Beas River meets its first tributary after coming out from the Beas Kund. The drive to Dhundi is surrounded by lush greenery and once we reach the village,  we will start our trek towards Bakarthach, our first camping spot. On a clear day, you may even see paragliders flying above the valley on your drive to Dhundi. 

Today is a relatively easy trek with a gradual incline and an hour into the trek you will begin to see the views of snow-clad mountains. The trek is not very long, about 4 km, and within 3 hours you will reach the Bakarthach campsite. After ascending for about an hour and a half, you will hit some plains and gradual descends, making the walk pleasant and easy. 

Soon after 10 minutes, you will come across big boulders and a rocky path and the ascent becomes steeper. Walking for another hour, you will arrive at a clearing, where you can rest for a while. From here, it is an uphill climb through dense forest covers and as you climb upwards, the treeline slowly fades, and crossing a few steep descents you will reach your campsite at Bakarthach.

The Bakarthach Campsite is part of a meadow so you will see a lot of greenery around with glaciers and moraines surrounding the meadow. This spot is also popular pastureland and you can spot shepherds herding their livestock in the meadows during the summer months.

We will pitch our tents in this serene spot and enjoy a hot lunch at the campsite. Bakarthach sometimes receives strong winds and so camps need to be pitched with caution at a stable site, with boulder cover. In the evening you can take small acclimatization walks around the campsite, so that your body can easily accept what is coming next in the following days. Post dinner, retire in your tents for the night.

Bakarthatch to Lady Leg

  • Altitude: 3,900 m/ 12,800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 3 km | 3 hrs approx.

 

Lady Leg, also popularly known as ABC campsite, is an Advanced Base Camp at an altitude of 3900 meters. The trek to Lady Leg is quite strenuous so we will start early in the morning to reach the campsite by afternoon. As you move towards the campsite, the ascend becomes increasingly steeper and you will have to walk over moraine patches to reach the campsite. There will be scree along the path and while you may need to catch your breath once in a while, do not miss the mesmerizing views around you.

Lady Leg is a unique campsite. The shape of the campsite resembles a leg which is how it derived its name. While the distance to the campsite is not much, the climb up is very steep but there’s enough visual stimulation of sky-touching mountain peaks to motivate you on your climb. After a continuous climb for about 3 hrs, you can expect to reach the Lady Leg campsite by lunchtime. From the campsite, you can see stunning views of Deo Tibba, Dhauladhar Range, and Indrasan Peak as well. 

To make sure the journey goes safely and smoothly our mountaineering certified experts will give you some knowledge about the technical aspects of trekking that are needed to make the summit. Today you will learn some mountaineering techniques that will be necessary when you make your climb towards the upward patches of the peak and during the summit attempt. The day ends with a delicious meal and you retire in the tents to rest and recuperate for the upcoming summit attempt.

Load ferry to Summit Camp

  • Altitude(Summit Camp): 4,750 m/ 14,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 2 km | 2-3 hrs.
  • Acclimatization Day.
  • Load Ferry to Summit Camp & back to Lady Leg.
  • Breakfast at Lady Leg Campsite.
  • Lunch at Summit Camp.
  • Stay in camps.

Consider today as an active acclimatization day where you will learn about the concept of load ferry. Load Ferry is a concept adopted for better acclimatization especially when there is an altitude gain. Essentially, the concept of load ferry surmises to ‘climb high and sleep low’ which means you will work at a higher elevation during the day and sleep at a lower elevation to help your body acclimatize.

Today you will collect the equipment, your backpacks, and ration and carry them to Summit Camp. Summit Camp is situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters and you will descend back to the Lady Leg Campsite at 3,900 meters by nightfall.  As you move towards Summit Camp the terrain becomes more rugged and you leave behind the greenery into snow and ice.

The slopes are pretty steep and slippery towards the base camp and as you go higher, the snow becomes thicker and thicker. Today’s trek will not only help you acclimatize but you will also get used to walking in snow boots. From the base camp, you will get to see bigger peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Priyadarshini, Indrasan, and Deo Tibba. After spending some time at Summit Camp to adapt to high altitudes, you will descend back to Lady leg campsite and stay the night in your tents.

Move to Summit Camp

  • Altitude: 4,750 m/ 15,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 2 km | 2-3 hrs.
  • Move to Summit Camp with necessary items.
  • Packed or ready-to-eat food will be provided.
  • Get enough rest.

 

 

Today’s day is scheduled solely for acclimatization. We will start towards Summit Camp once again and once we reach there, we will spend the day resting and getting used to the higher altitude and also receive some technical training for the summit climb ahead.

We will trek to Summit Camp following the same path as yesterday, albeit it’s a little more comfortable today as we have already lightened some of our weight by transferring most of the things to Summit Camp the previous day, and by now you are also used to walking in your snow boots. 

The summit climb is pretty challenging which makes Friendship Peak Expedition a difficult grade trek to prepare you for the expedition. Our team of professional and certified mountaineers will educate you with some technical knowledge and also conduct a technical training session to introduce you to the equipment and teach you the basics of using an ice axe, using the harness and roping up to be able to face the arduous mountain climb.

The final trek to the summit is a difficult one so your body should have as much rest as possible. Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and sleep through the late afternoon hours and recuperate your body for the summit climb post-midnight.

Summit attempt and back to Lady Leg camp

  • Altitude(Friendship Peak): 5,287 m/17,346 ft.
  • Trek Distance(Summit camp to Friendship peak): 5 km one way | 8-9 hrs (Both way).
  • Trek Distance (Summit camp to Lady leg): 2 km | 1.5 hrs.
  • Grade: Difficult.
  • Start climbing at 2 am.
  • Reach summit by 6 am.
  • Reach Lady Leg by 11 am.
  • Shoulder to summit vertical zig-zag climb with crevasses.
  • Roping-up or fixed rope is required.
  • The summit platform is not very wide.
  • Stay: In camps (Lady Leg campsite).

This is the most-awaited day as you attempt the summit. This is also the most challenging day of your trekking but also the most rewarding. After giving your body ample time to adapt to the high-altitude conditions and getting adequate rest, we will push towards the summit at around 2 am. 

Put your gear on and get ready to embark on a phenomenal adventure! Today you will walk the longest and trekking during the night also adds to the challenge. Head torches are a must in today’s trek. This will be a grueling climb ahead so prepare yourself mentally. The initial part of the climb for the first half-hour is quite manageable and it includes walking over flat snow. 

About 40 minutes into the climb it becomes increasingly difficult. Random ice-boulders jut out from the snow beds here and there increasing the difficulty of the climb. You have to maneuver around these boulders repeatedly which can tire you out very quickly unless you have a great deal of physical fitness. 

It becomes even more difficult when the snow recedes and the rugged rocks are exposed. Tread along the rocky terrain with crampons and snow boots on is a whole other level of challenge. After about 3 hours of navigating through this difficult terrain, you will hit some smooth slopes. While the slopes may be a little easier on the feet than the exposed rocks but they are in no way less challenging as you have to move onward on a steep incline. You will also need to use the technical skills that you learned here. Always keep the ice axe at your disposal, it will be necessary for this part of the slope. 

We will try to reach the summit by 6 am. Magnificent views of Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, etc, await you. The peak view from the top is unlike any other. You get complete unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks in their snow-ensconced beauty. Celebrate your accomplishment on conquering such a difficult summit but be careful as the summit isn’t too wide. Admire and soak in the glorious views for some time, before we begin our descent to Lady Leg.

The descent can be quite tricky as the ice begins to melt and it's harder to get a grip on the melting ice. Expect to reach Lady Leg campsite by 11 am. We will set up our tents here again and after a delicious dinner, you will head into your camps marking the end of the day.

Lady Leg to Dhundi to Manali

  • Trek Distance: 8 km, 4-5 hrs approx.
  • Drive Distance: 21 km, 1.5 hrs approx.
  • Reach Manali by 3-4 pm.
  • Lunch: On the way.

Note: Manali stay is not included in the cost

Day 8: Buffer Day

  • Buffer day will be used if the summit cannot be attempted due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Opting for buffer day is a team decision.
  • Recommended to keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Buffer day cost is not included in the plan.
  • An additional amount will be charged for buffer day on a per day, per person basis. 
  • If buffer day is not used in the expedition, use it for sightseeing around Manali.

The final day of the trip and the last leg of the trek where you descend to Dhundi and head back to Manali marking the end of an epic journey. Retrace the steps down from Lady Leg to Bakarthach and Dhundi village. We will start early in the morning so that we can reach a lower altitude as quickly as possible. The trek down takes about 4 hours and it will take about an hour to drive back to Manali. Expect to reach Manali by 3 pm and you will have your lunch on the way. The time taken to reach Manali may vary depending on the traffic and road conditions. If you are planning to travel out of Manali on the same day, we recommend booking late-night tickets to account for any potential delay.

Day 8: Buffer Day

Weather in such high-altitude treks cannot be gauged accurately and even with the weather forecast saying something, the weather is always susceptible to drastic changes in such heights, so we keep a buffer day in our plan and recommend you to do the same. The buffer day is used in case the summit is not possible due to some unforeseen circumstances. However, note that the decision to use buffer day or not rests solely on our team and there are extra charges applicable for buffer day per person.

Day-1: Arrive in Manali
  • Altitude: 2000 m/ 6,550 ft.

Note: Only hotel stay is included in the cost (sightseeing and food are excluded).

Day-2: Manali to Dhundi (Drive) to Bakkarthatch (Trek)
  • Altitude: Dhundi - 2850 m/ 9350 ft; Bakarthach- 3300 m/ 10,800 ft .
  • Drive Distance (Manali - Dhundi): 21 km | 1 .5 hrs.
  • Trek Distance (Dhundi - Bakarthach): 5 km | 3 hrs approx.
Day-3: Bakarthatch to Lady Leg
  • Altitude: 3,900 m/ 12,800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 3 km | 3 hrs approx.
Day-4: Load ferry to Summit Camp
  • Altitude(Summit Camp): 4,750 m/ 15,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 2 km | 2-3hrs.
Day-5: Move to Summit Camp
  • Altitude(Summit Camp): 4,750 m/ 15,500 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 2 km | 2-3 hrs.
Day-6: Summit attempt and back to Lady Leg camp
  • Altitude(Friendship Peak): 5,287 m/17,346 ft.
  • Trek Distance(Summit camp to Friendship peak): 5 km one way | 8-9 hrs (Both way).
  • Trek Distance (Summit camp to Lady leg): 2 km | 1.5 hrs.
Day-7: Lady Leg to Dhundi to Manali
  • Trek Distance: 8 km, 4-5 hrs approx.
  • Drive Distance: 21 km, 1.5 hrs approx.

Note: Manali stay is not included in the cost


Day 8: Buffer Day

  • Buffer day will be used if the summit cannot be attempted due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Opting for buffer day is a team decision.
  • Recommended to keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Buffer day cost is not included in the plan.
  • An additional amount will be charged for buffer day on a per day, per person basis. 
  • If buffer day is not used in the expedition, use it for sightseeing around Manali.
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  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

        Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

 

  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

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How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at Manali (11:00 am). 

Once you have reached the assembly point of the trek in Manali, TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

Options to reach Manali: First, you can arrive at Chandigarh, Delhi, Pathankot, or Bhuntar airport. The journey from these locations to Manali is explained below.

1. Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.

-Chandigarh to Manali Bus: 10 hours.

-Delhi to Manali Bus: 14 hours is hectic and takes more time.

We always recommend going for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Manali at 10 am.

2. You can take a flight to Bhuntar Airport (but we would not recommend it because of the high prices of the flight and very high chances of cancellations), Manali is just a couple of hours away and you can easily get a bus or a private taxi till there. If you do plan to come via Bhuntar, make sure to reach at least a day before the trek starts.

3. You can even come via train, Pathankot railway station is from where you can get direct buses to Kullu/Kasol that is 300 km from there and would take an overnight journey. Even in this case, reach a day before at Manali.

If you prefer to travel independently, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking.

 

The designated drop-off point is Manali Gov bus stand.

Reach Manali by 6:00 pm.

Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 8:00 pm.

It's highly advisable to keep a buffer day in your travel plan. If the buffer day is not needed, it can be used to explore Manali.

TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.

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Cost Terms

Inclusion

 1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Hotel on Day 1 (twin/triple sharing basis).
  • Camping during the trek (Day2 to Day 6).

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • All meals while trekking
  • Day 2 Lunch to Day 7 Lunch.

3. Support:

  • 1 Versatile base camp manager: handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

4. Trek equipment:

  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), Mattress, Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & Crampon (if required).

5. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

6. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Manali to Dhundi (Day 2).
  • Dhundi to Manali (Day 7).

7. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage. 

8. Clock room facility available at the base camp for additional luggage.

9. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian.

10. Services from Manali to Manali.

Exclusion

1. Insurance (Mandatory).

2. Food during the transit.

3. Any kind of personal expenses.

4. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.

5. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge or etc.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. 

Special Offer

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and cannot complete it, or if you've successfully completed the trek and wish to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times at no additional cost.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

To reserve a spot for a trek or adventure program, you can either utilize our online booking form or call us at the provided number. For your confirmation, a deposit must be wired, including the initial payment.

 

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Pair
Cotton socks 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Friendship Peak Expedition TrekEssential
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.

please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smocking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

The Friendship Peak Expedition is a popular mountaineering expedition in the Kullu Valley region of Himachal Pradesh, India. It involves climbing Friendship Peak, which is 5,289 meters (17,349 feet) above sea level.

Friendship Peak is located in the Kullu Valley region of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The altitude of Friendship Peak is 5,289 meters (17,349 feet) above sea level.

To get to Friendship Peak, you need to first fly to Bhuntar Airport in Kullu and then drive to the village of Manali. From Manali, you will need to drive to the Solang Valley and trek to the base camp of Friendship Peak.

The best time to climb Friendship Peak is during the months of June to October when the weather is dry and stable.

Climbing Friendship Peak Expedition is considered moderately challenging, with steep slopes and sections of technical climbing.

Yes, prior mountaineering experience and knowledge of technical climbing skills are necessary to climb Friendship Peak Expedition.

You will need to bring proper mountaineering gear, including climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, ropes, and a harness.

While there are inherent risks involved in climbing Friendship Peak Expedition, with proper preparation, equipment, and guidance, it can be a safe and rewarding experience. It is important to have the necessary mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and acclimatization to high altitudes, as well as to follow safety guidelines to minimize risks. Hiring a certified guide and obtaining the necessary permits and paperwork can also help ensure a safe climb.

The risks associated with climbing Friendship Peak include altitude sickness, falls, avalanches, and extreme weather conditions.

It takes around 7-10 days to complete the Friendship Peak Expedition, depending on your fitness level and the route you take.

Yes, there are trekking and camping options available during the Friendship Peak Expedition, including camping at the base camp and trekking through the Solang Valley.

It is recommended to climb Friendship Peak with an experienced guide who has knowledge of the terrain and technical climbing skills required to reach the summit safely.

You will need to obtain permits from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to climb Friendship Peak Expedition.

Other popular mountaineering destinations in India include Stok Kangri in Ladakh, Kang Yatse in Markha Valley, and Mount Trishul in Uttarakhand.