- Trip Style: pk3
- Ways to Travel: Guided
- Activities: Climbing
- Group Size: 2-12
- High Altitude 7031 M
With an impressive 7031 m, Mount Saipal is the second highest peak of the Far Western Himalayas.
Saipal is a spectacular peak when viewed from the east or north. East Saipal and North Saipal Base camp can be accessed from Simikot as a separate trip or as an add-on to the Limi Valley circuit. The route to the East Base camp heads south from Simikot and makes a detour through steep-sided forested country.
Culturally as well as geographically isolated from the rest of the country, the region’s broad, rolling lekhs (pass) are forested with ancient blue pines, spruces and enormous cedars, and the village nestling among them are populated by Chhetris, Brahmin, Thakuris and Bhotias. There is a degree of cultural and economic interaction between Hindu and Buddhist unparalleled else-where in the Himalaya.
First known attempt on Saipal dates back to 1953 when Austrian Dr. Herbert Tichy tried to climb the mountain. A Japanese Expedition made the first ascent of Saipal in 1963. Katsutoshi Hirabayashi and Pasang Phutar Sherpa reached the summit from the south side on October 21st. More summits were reported in 1985, when members of a Spanish expedition climbed the mountain from two routes, West ridge and Southwest face. After failed Austrian and Swiss attempts in 1987 and 1988, two teams made the first ascent of Saipal via NE ridge in 1990. Frenchman Jacques Montaz and Tendi Sherpa reached the summit on October 26. Two days later, Austrian Kroll, German Matthias Mross and Ang Choppel Sherpa also made it to the top.
Saipal Expedition is awesome. Both Spring and the Autumn seasons are favorable for this expedition.
- Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Hotel
- Day 2 Documentation and briefing in the Ministry of Tourism- Preparation Day Hotel
- Day 3 Flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj Siddhartha Hotel
- Day 4 Flight from Nepalgunj – Simikot - Rest Humla Resort
- Day 5 Trek from Simikot – Dharapori 2360 M Full Service Camping
- Day 6 Trek from Dharapori – Yalbang Monastery Full Service Camping
- Day 7 Pooja at Monastery and Trek to Choila/Chala Camp Full Service Camping
- Day 8 Trek from Chala – North Base Camp via Karang Khola Full Service Camping
- Day 9 Trek from North Base Camp - Saipal Base Camp (4276 M) Full Service Camping
- Day 10 Rest Day Full Service Camping
- Day 11 Trek and Climb to Rani Himal's Top (6382 M) Alpine Style Camping
- Day Day 12 Climbing Period Alpine Style Camping
- Day 13 Climbing Period Alpine Style Camping
- Day 14 Summit Alpine Style Camping
- Day 15 Descends Full Service Camping
- Day 16 Buffer Day Full Service Camping
- Day 17 Buffer Day Full Service Camping
- Day 18 Trek from Saipal Base Camp – Labuk Depsa Full Service Camping
- Day 19 Trek from Labuk Depsa – Yalbang Full Service Camping
- Day 20 Trek from Yalbang – Kermi for Lunch and Relax in Hot Spring Full Service Camping
- Day 21 Drive back to Simikot Humla Resort
- Day 22 Flight from Simikot – Kathmandu via Nepalgunj Hotel Manaslu
- Day 23 Shopping and Relax Hotel
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