Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak


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.

Cathedral Peak Details

  • Category: Peak Ascent
  • Location: Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul Spiti
  • Altitude: 5900 meters
  • Grade: Demanding
  • Duration: 15 Days

Route Details Cathedral Peak

  • Day 1 & 2 – Manali
  • Day 3 – Manali to Batal (4200m)
  • Day 4 – Batal to Snout Camp (3916m)
  • Day 5 – Snout Camp to Intermediate Camp (4316m)
  • Day 6 – Intermediate Camp to Concordia Base (4933m)
  • Day 7 – Rest Day
  • Day 8 – Load Ferry to Camp 1 (5100m) & Back
  • Day 9 – Shift Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5450m)
  • Day 10 – Route Open
  • Day 11 & 12 – Climbing Days & Back to Base
  • Day 13 – Base on Snout Camp
  • Day 14 – Snout Camp to Batal
  • Day 15 – Drive Back

Cost: INR 150,000 / 1800$ USD

Including and Excluding

  • Includes: Professional guide, Permits, 2 people shared tent accommodation, all meals from day-1 lunch to day-15 lunch, drive from Manali to trek start point and back to Manali, safety equipment with first aid kit, other technical equipment and all group climbing gear like ropes, anchors, slings, etc. 
  • Excludes: travel to and from Manali, sleeping bag, an individual climbing kit which would be hired climbing boots, ice-axes, crampons and gaiters, personal clothing items, phone calls, insurance, meals while driving, camera fee, cost incurred as a result of unanticipated situations like as terrible weather, landslides, road conditions, or any other factors beyond our control.
  • Optional: On-request transportation to and from Manali, Extra cost for potter/mule for a day pack.

Cathedral Peak Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – Manali:

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.

Day 3 – Manali to Batal:

Embark on a scenic drive from Manali to Batal, laying the foundation for your adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.

Day 4 – Batal to Snout Camp (3916m):

Begin your trek towards the Snout Camp, situated at 3916 meters, marking the initial steps towards the towering Mt Cathedral.

Day 5 – Snout Camp to Intermediate Camp (4316m):

Continue your ascent, moving from the Snout Camp to the Intermediate Camp at 4300 meters, gradually gaining altitude.

Day 6 – Intermediate Camp to Concordia Base (4933m):

Press on towards the Concordia Base, reaching an elevation of 4933 meters, where the surrounding peaks set the stage for the challenges ahead.

Day 7 – Rest Day:

Take a well-deserved rest day, acclimatizing to the higher altitudes and preparing for the rigorous days to come.

Day 8 – Load Ferry to Camp 1 (5100m) & Back:

Undertake a crucial load ferry to Camp 1 at 5100 meters, ensuring that essential equipment is strategically placed for the ensuing ascent.

Day 9 – Shift Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5450m):

Ascend further, shifting from Camp 1 to the Summit Camp at 5450 meters, approaching the pinnacle of Mt Cathedral.

Day 10 – Route Open:

Prepare and open the route for the upcoming climbing days, ensuring a safe and well-charted path to the summit.

Day 11 & 12 – Climbing Days & Back to Base:

Embark on the exhilarating climb to the summit over two days, relishing the accomplishment before descending back to the base.

Day 13 – Base on Snout Camp:

Retrace your steps to the Snout Camp, reflecting on the challenges overcome during the expedition.

Day 14 – Snout Camp to Batal:

Descend to Batal, marking the conclusion of the peak ascent.

Day 15 – Drive Back:

Conclude the adventure with a drive back to Manali, cherishing the memories of conquering the imposing Mt Cathedral in the heart of the Himalayas.

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