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Saipal Himal Base Camp Trek

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Mount Saipal is the Second Highest Peak in Far West Nepal

It stands at an impressive 7031 meters; it is a beautiful peak whether you view it from the east or the north. Both the East and North Saipal Base camp are accessible from Simikot. The East Base camp heads south from Simikot and makes a deviation through the steep-sided forested countryside.

This region is culturally and geographically isolated from the rest of the nation. This region’s broad and rolling passes (lekhs) are thickly forested with enormous Deodars (Cedar-like trees), spruces and ancient blue pines. The Chhetris and Brahmins populate the villages nestling among them, and the other ethnic groups are the Thakurs and Bhotias. There is a particular cultural and economic interaction between Hindus and Buddhists unmatched elsewhere in the Himalayas.

Mount Saipal, whose impressive height of 7031 meters, is the second-highest peak in Far West Nepal. The mountain is breathtaking whether you view it from the east or the north. Accessible from Simikot, both the East and North Saipal Base camps offer trekkers a chance to witness the majestic beauty of this peak.

To reach the East Base camp, one must head south from Simikot and traverse through the steep-sided, forested countryside. The trail takes you through a culturally and geographically isolated region from the rest of the nation. This seclusion contributes to the unique charm and allure of the area.

This region’s passes, locally known as lekhs, are broad and rolling, adorned with thick forests of enormous Deodars (Cedar-like trees), spruces, and ancient blue pines. These lush forests provide a pristine environment for various flora and fauna to thrive. Nestled among these forests are villages predominantly inhabited by the Chhetri and Brahmin communities. The Thakurs and Bhotias, belonging to other ethnic groups, also reside in this area.

One of the fascinating aspects of this region is the cultural and economic interaction between the Hindus and Buddhists, which is unique and unparalleled elsewhere in the Himalayas. This harmonious coexistence between different religious and cultural practices contributes to the diversity and richness of the region.

As you trek through the remote trails towards Mount Saipal, you can expect to witness the grandeur of the mountain, the natural beauty, secluded villages, and the fascinating blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. These combined elements make the journey truly memorable and provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in the distinctive atmosphere of Far West Nepal.


  • Humla is one of the most fascinating places in Nepal, culturally
  •  It is a delightful place. Saipal Peak is every bit as stunning as the famous eight-thousand-meter mountains
  •  Encounter a broad range of landscapes and the Buddhist plus Hindu Cultures of this region
  •  It is one of the most exuberant, remote and least trekked parts of Nepal
  •  Simikot is also known as the Gateway to Mount Kailash in Tibet.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy Deluxe Eco-lodges away from the crowded areas where possible.
  • Experience Nepal in style.

We strive to do things uniquely different from other Adventure tour companies. We have chosen Deluxe lodges with character that are less busy, owned by exciting people, and located away from the bustling areas.

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Mentioned sightseeing.
  • Private vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • 3-men tent (for two trekkers) for the trekking part
  • Expert trek leader or hire Raj
  • Trekking chef
  • One assistant guide per 4 trekkers
  • Chef’s assistants
  • Porters to carry all camping gear, food, and equipment
  • All meals on the trek – the best and healthiest food in the Himalayas.
  • Toilet tent.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$100 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.