Mount Saipal Expedition

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

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Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Flight and Private Vehicle

Trip Grade



30 Days

Trip Overview

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.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparation Day
Day 3: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 4: Flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj
Day 5: Flight from Nepalgunj – Simikot
Day 6: Trek from Simikot – Dharapori
Day 7: Trek from Dharapori – Yalbang
Day 8: Trek from Yalbang – Choila/Chala
Day 9: Trek from Chala – North Base Camp via Karang Khola
Day 10: Trek from North Base Camp - Saipal Base Camp
Day 11 - Day 22 – Climbing period of Mt. Saipal
Day 23: Trek from Saipal Base Camp – Labuk Depsa
Day 24: Trek from Labuk Depsa – Yalbang
Day 25: Trek from Yalbang – Kermi
Day 26: Trek from Kermi – Maj Gaon
Day 27: Trek from Maj Gaon – Simikot
Day 28: Flight from Simikot – Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 29: Rest Day
Day 30: Departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including the departure taxes
  • Accomodation during the trek 
  • All meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea/coffee)
  • An Experienced English speaking climbing guide, assistant guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, fooding and insurance
  • Peak permit, TIMS, permit for national park and necessary paperwork
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • International airfare 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charge in domestic flights
  • Additional days accommodation expenses (either due to early or late arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason except as per schedule
  • All personal expenses (including the gears and clothing taken on hire by the participant, phone calls, battery charge, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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