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  • Trip introduction

    Join us on an adventurous 4-day trek to the beautiful and holy alpine lake in the underlying valleys of the giants of the Pir Panjal range of the northern Himalayas, said to be the abode of Saint Beas. This trek is great for first time trekkers, or for veterans looking for a trail which is not too demanding.

    Destination

    The trek takes you through sprawling green meadows, with spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas, and the famous Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan peaks. One of the highlights of the trek is the beautiful alpine lake situated at an altitude of 13,120 feet. A journey to this tranquil destinaton, just an hour away from Manali, in the lap of nature makes it an ideal short trek to the Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the famous Haddimba temple and the Tibetian monastry. |Trek through carpets of soft, green meadows. | Feel at peace at a high-altitude alpine lake. | Camp at the base of Friendship Peak. | Take in the grandeur of the Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan peaks.

    Activity Details

    9000

    13120

    6400

    32 kms

    16 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Manali exploration/acclimatization

    After checking in into a hotel in Manali, the day is spent acclimatizing by exploring this quaint town. Choose from visiting a number of places of religious and cultural significance like the Hidimba temple and monastery, or relaxing in one of the cafes in old Manali or by the river.

    Hotel

    Stay in neat and clean rooms with basic amenities.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 2: Manali – Dhundi – Bakar Thach (10800 feet)
    Day 3: Bakar Thach – Beas Kund (11980 feet) – Friendship Base Camp (13120 feet)
    Day 4: Base camp – Dhundi – Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure then full refund will be given (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place between 30 to 45 days prior to departure then 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place between 15 to 30 days prior to departure then 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place in less than 15 days prior to departure then no refund will be given.

    Rules on trip

    We as adventure travellers try to bring no harm to the environment around us in our pursuit of wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek assistance from each participant too in this regard. We have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of Leave No Trace and Tread Light policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise travelling in small groups, understanding the impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. Kindly cooperate to achieve the best experience.

    Participants need to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps. 

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability.
    • Backpacking Trek Beas Kund Friendship Peak Base Camp
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 2 guides for each group

    • Accommodation in a basic hotel/ campsite/guest house on a triple sharing basis
    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid/medical kit

    Excludes

    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Transfers (airports and railway transfers)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • Transfer from Manali to Dhundi

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
    • Jeans/Trekking Pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick Fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable Trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Not to wear - Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Walking stick / Trekking pole
    • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)
    • You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.