Mount Saipal is the second highest mountain in Nepal's Sudurpashchim Province, rising beyond 7,031 meters above sea level. These majestic peaks have yet to be climbed because most of the northern part of the province is yet undiscovered. Mt. Saipal, which is part of the Gurans Himal range, one of the Himalayan sub-ranges, provides adventurers with plenty of thrills and wilderness. While the mountain is not particularly high in elevation, its challenging topography and challenging climbing route make it a difficult climb for even experienced mountaineers. The peak is located in Bajhang district, some 1,000 kilometers from Kathmandu and is where the Seti River originates.
When viewed from the east or north, Saipal is a magnificent peak. Simikot is the starting point for a trek to East Saipal and North Saipal Base Camp, which may be done separately or as part of the Limi Valley circuit. The path from Simikot to the East Base Camp takes a detour through steep-sided forested territory. Mt. Saipal Expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in less-known, distant, off-the-beaten-path, exotic terrain, which includes many of Western Nepal's snowcapped summits. The Saipal region is a less busy and pristine destination. Our skilled climbing guide Sherpa has carefully planned the Saipal Himal adventure schedule to allow for a steady ascent and sufficient acclimatization for climbers.
In this excursion, we fly to Simikot from Nepalgunj, a western Nepalese hub city which will take around 55 minutes to reach there. We then travel through Thakuris and Bhotia villages (Dharapori, Kermi, and Yalbang), following the Humla Karnali river gorges and experiencing their way of life. The trail heads north from Yalbang to Chala and the Karan Khola valley, which is home to Northern Saipal Base Camp. This adventure journey passes via rugged cliffs, defended settlements and herders’ camps, jungles and provides a deep understanding of Himalayan wonderful sentiments. We will acclimate for a few days at Saipal Base Camp, practice expeditions, then summit Mt. Saipal. We will return to Base Camp after a successful summit ascent and resume back our trek to Simikot.
The Saipal region is rich in cultural and natural features in addition to the peaks.
It can also provide an exciting excursion for individuals who enjoy hiking in the woods. While the lower part has challenging geography, making life tough for locals, the alpine area boasts wide grasslands. Yarsagumba, GuchheChyau, Jatamasi, Panchaunle, Padmachal and SetakChini are among the medicinal herbs found in these grasslands. Many people living below alpine areas relies on these medical herbs as a source of income. The entire area is covered in a carpet of numerous wild flowers in the spring, while the land is covered in a thick covering of snow in the winter. Several wildlife species, including Blue Sheep and the elusive Snow Leopard can be found in the area. The encounter with beautiful flora and fauna, walking through dense forest and untainted rivers and witnessing beautiful rituals and festivals of the local people, as well as their unique songs and music, will provide a "Once in a Lifetime Experience" for climbers from all over the world.