Nestled within the rugged expanse of the Lahaul Spiti region in the Chandra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Cathedral Peak stands proudly at an elevation of 5900 meters. This formidable peak is a part of the Bara Shigri Glacier, renowned as the highest glacier in Himachal Pradesh. Embarking on the ascent of Mt Cathedral offers a thrilling and demanding adventure, attracting seasoned mountaineers to conquer its majestic heights.
Arrive in the picturesque town of Manali, the starting point of this epic journey. Spend the first two days acclimatizing and preparing for the challenging expedition ahead.
Embark on a scenic drive from Manali to Batal, laying the foundation for your adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.
Begin your trek towards the Snout Camp, situated at 3916 meters, marking the initial steps towards the towering Mt Cathedral.
Continue your ascent, moving from the Snout Camp to the Intermediate Camp at 4300 meters, gradually gaining altitude.
Press on towards the Concordia Base, reaching an elevation of 4933 meters, where the surrounding peaks set the stage for the challenges ahead.
Take a well-deserved rest day, acclimatizing to the higher altitudes and preparing for the rigorous days to come.
Undertake a crucial load ferry to Camp 1 at 5100 meters, ensuring that essential equipment is strategically placed for the ensuing ascent.
Ascend further, shifting from Camp 1 to the Summit Camp at 5450 meters, approaching the pinnacle of Mt Cathedral.
Prepare and open the route for the upcoming climbing days, ensuring a safe and well-charted path to the summit.
Embark on the exhilarating climb to the summit over two days, relishing the accomplishment before descending back to the base.
Retrace your steps to the Snout Camp, reflecting on the challenges overcome during the expedition.
Descend to Batal, marking the conclusion of the peak ascent.
Conclude the adventure with a drive back to Manali, cherishing the memories of conquering the imposing Mt Cathedral in the heart of the Himalayas.