Friendship Peak is one of the most famous trekking summits present in India. The Friendship Peak is one of the best places to visit in Kullu and is at an elevation of 5,289 meters. The place is considered as trekker’s paradise. The panoramic view of this place is a treat for your eyes you will never forget. This trek is one of the most challenging routes in Himachal Pradesh. Truth be told, this is a difficult one and only those with an experience in trekking are allowed to go for the extreme terrain.
One can witness beautiful Solan Valley filled with alpine meadows, thick forests, and colourful orchards here. The small streams passing down the valley offer a mesmerizing view from the top. The trekking gets more challenging with the increase in the altitude. The enthusiasts have to climb the snow beds, should trek over the narrow ridges and glaciated tracks. There are various major attractions you will find in this area. Some of them are Hadimba Temple in Manali, Naggar Roerich Art Gallery, hot water springs of Vasisht and many more.
The trek starts from Solang Valley, a two-hour drive from Manali. From there, you have to start trekking the mountain till Bakarthach. After going through a thick forest and lush green valley, you have to trek till you reach the base camps. There are two base camps on your way to the Friendship Peak. After reaching the summit, the trek is reversed downhill in the same way and ends in Manali.
Location: Pir Panjal Range, Beas Kund Area, Manali
Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Friendship Peak: The Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Friendship Peak is 65.7 km and it takes 2hr 28 mins for transportation.
Timings: Traveling after the sunset is prohibited.
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