Saipal Himal Expedition

Increasing popularity in recent years, Saipal Himal Expedition has been proffering its trekkers a fruitful journey with beautiful memories since it is explored. Saipal Himal Expedition is one of the fascinating journeys one could ever have. Api, Nampa, and Saipal are the trio of high mountains located in the northwest of Nepal that together form a small range of sharp, icy peaks, rising from a long, steep and snowy crest.

This trek is perfect for those who want to conquer the journey to the summit above 7000m with wilderness along with unknown, untouched and unexplored pureness and freshness of nature. Saipal Himal Expedition offers a panoramic view of Saipal Himal (7031m), Api Himal (7132m), and Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5368m) along with the view of snow-capped peaks of Uttar Pradesh of India that includes Rajramba (6537m), Kap Chuli (6825m) and Nanda Devi (7816m). Unlike other popular trekking routes like Annapurna and Everest region, Saipal Himal Trekking and Expedition requires a special trekking permit as the region falls under restricted area.

The region is rich in culture, tradition, and rituals with different myths related to the places. The trekking routes cross many Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Shrines that leads to the majestic view of the Saipal Himal. This Majestic Himal resembles a golden ox sleeping in the beautiful valley carrying all the richness of natural varieties of flora and fauna which adds beauty to this region.
Trip Code: SHE82
Starts: Nepalgunj
Finishes: Nepalgunj
Duration: 39 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 7031m/ 23067.6ft
Trip Views: 516
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 19
Lunch: 19
Dinner: 19
Private Jeep
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 13 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Saipal Himal (7031m) is the second highest mountain in the western part of Nepal.
  • Saipal region is less crowded and untouched destination located in the western part of Nepal.
  • Highlights of Saipal Himal are snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, unique Trans-Himalayan plateau, rocky cliffs, quiet lakes, long straining ricers and abundance of wildlife.
  • With the panoramic views of Saipal Himal (7031m) and Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5,368m), Api Himal (7,132m) as well as Rajramba (6,537m), Kap Chuli (6,825m), Nandadevi (7816m) located in Uttar Pradesh of India and many other snow capped peaks.
  • Best seasons for Saipal Himal Expedition are Spring and Autumn.

Why this Trip

  • Rewarding with the breathtaking panoramic views of splendid Saipal Himal, Thado Dhunga Tuppa, Api Himal, Rajramba, Kap Chuli, Mount Nandadevi and numerous other snowy peaks, the journey to Saipal Himal Expedition is off-the-beaten pure route full of rocky lands, jungles, rapid cold rivers, beautiful mountain landscapes, cultural diversity, pristine forests, lush valleys, unique Trans-Himalayan plateau, rocky cliffs and abundance of wildlife and nature. This is a type of journey which you get to experience once in a lifetime, full of excitement, adventure, and thrill.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Except for the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • •5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Saipal region




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients or whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other mountains over 7000 m ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate 'Saipal Himal' as 7.
  • 6. Who can climb Saipal Himal ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa’s to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use Domestic airline to fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Saipal Himal expedition ?
    September to October and March to May are two climbing seasons for Saipal Himal expedition.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies, like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions let your Guide know about your problem and subsequently, as soon as we are informed of a situation, we'll send an emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    In cases emergency you can change the day trips but it’s better to not change it. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take almost 1 and half months to climb it and to return only a few days, so to complete this mountaineering you need at least 35-40 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpa’s reliable and certified ?
    Yes, Our Sherpa’s are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpa’s know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It's not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic - communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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