Mount Saipal base camp trekking is one of the most adventurous destination for trekking for the daring trekkers in Nepal.
It is named after Mt. Saipal Himal (7031m) in western region which is the second highest mountain in the western part of Nepal. Saipal trekking means venturing into hinterlands of western parts of Nepal and observing the nature and culture in the rural setting of hills and mixing and merging with the natural surrounding shrouded in magnificent luster of beauty and nature.
Saipal trekking is one of the unexplored but bountiful trekking trail that everyone should venture to go through at least once in lifetime to relish the natural beauty in its infancy and raw nature.
Since the trekking area is less explored it remains less crowded which is why it is so serene trail for the meditative trekkers.
The trekking commences from Simikot towards the Karnali river bank through Thakuri, and Bhotia settlements. Saipal base camp trek is decorated with beautiful mountain landscape, cultural diversity, rapid rivers and pristine forests are the main attractions of this trekking.
Traditional village settings, indigenous crop fields and the age old monasteries are some of the features to watch while on this trail. It proffers an enigmatic panoramic view of Saipal Himal (7031 m) , Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5,368m.), Api Himal, Rajamba (6,537m.), Kapchuli, Mt. Nandadevi 7,817, which are situated in Uttar Pradesh of India. The rich flora and fauna add to the grandeur of the trekking trail.
To reach Saipla base camp you need to take flight from Kathmamdu to Nepalgunj and then take another flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot to begin your trekking until the Saipal base camp.
The best seasons for trekking to this remote area are Spring and Autumn.
Duration of trekking: It takes 18/19 days to trek to Saipal base camp and return.
Saipal Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing
Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot
Day 05: Trek to Kharpunath
Day 06: Trek to Ripghat
Day 07: Trek to Kheta
Day 08: Trek to Kawadi khola
Day 09: Trek to Saipal Base camp ( Ranikharka)
Day 10: Exploration of Base camp (Nunkharka)
Day 11: Saipal Base to Chala phedi
Day 12: Chala phedi to Yalbang
Day 13: Yalbang to Kermi
Day 14: Kermi to Majgaun
Day 15: Majagaun to Simikot
Day 16: Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 17: Extra day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure.
A meeting of Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur on Sunday…