One of the trekkable summits in the Indian Himalayan region, the Friendship Peak looming at an elevation of 5,289 meters in the Pir Panjal range in Himachal Pradesh is a trekker's heaven.
Rail: Take New Delhi- Kalka Shatabdi Express at 7:40 AM which reaches Kalka at 11:45 AM. From Kalka, there are regular buses to Manali. You can take a taxi from Manali to Solang.
Road: Delhi to Manali is 546 Km and can be reached via NH21A in 12 hours. You can take a taxi from Manali to Solang.
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Base Camp : Solang
Difficulty : Tough
Highest point of trek : 17,348 ft
Nearest Airport : Bhunter Airport
Nearest Railhead : 297 km
Region : Kullu
Snow : Summer and Autumn are the best time for the trek.
Starting point of trek : Solang
Day 1 : Manali to Solang Nalla to Dhundhi
Distance: 8 Km , Duration: 3 Hrs
Drive to Solang Nalla from Manali early morning. Start your trek through the forest of Pine, Maple, Walnut, Silver fir and Oak to reach west of Dhundi. Dhundi is an alpine plateau and once at Dhundi, you will be surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The highest mountains of Dhauladhar, Hanuman Tibba (5950 m), Deo Tibba (6001m), and Indra Asan (6100 m) can be seen, if the weather is in your favor. Camp overnight.
Day 2 : Dhundhi to Lady Leg
From here a walk along the river Beas before crossing it and then ascend steeply to reach the grazing grounds of Noali. After a zig-zag walk, you will reach the Lady Leg camp site, where you can spend overnight.
Day 3 : Lady Leg to Friendship Peak to Lady Leg
Wake up early in the morning and after a quick bite, get ready for the climb up to the summit. ItÕs best to be up at the summit early in the morning to make the best of the weather and get good views. Descend down to the base camp.
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