Saipal Expedition

Trip Duration

37 Days

Trip Grade

Extreme

Highest Altitude

7031m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge, Tented Camp

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

2-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Saipal Expedition Overview

Saipal Expedition is a complete experience that covers almost all facets of adventure tourism, camping, trekking, etc. Saipal, standing tall at 7,031m (7.031km), lies on the northwest border of Nepal. This mountain lies within the Gurans Himal and is the second-highest summit in the western region of Nepal.

Saipal is known for its remote location and undisturbed natural beauty among climbers. This mountain welcomes its climbers with magnificent views of the breathtaking landscapes and rich green forest with colourful flowers in full bloom. The climbers get to witness the mesmerizing view of the other summits, including the Nanda Devi peak. Also, the stress-relieving rivers and the streams having the melting snow of Saipal as their source add more worth to the trip. Saipal Expedition provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers and a great escape from their day-to-day hustle.

Marvel Trek is a licensed expedition company. It has been providing the best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you throughout your mountaineering adventures.

Highlights of Saipal Expedition

Saipal Himal is a mountain massif located in western Nepal, near the border with India. The highest peak in the massif is Saipal (7,031 meters), which is a challenging and strenuous peak to climb. Here are some highlights of climbing Saipal:

  • Stunning mountain views:
  • From the summit of Saipal, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, the Dhaulagiri massif, and the Annapurna massif.
  • Cultural experiences:
  • The climbing route takes you through traditional villages and offers the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn about their way of life.
  • Off the beaten path:
  • Saipal is less crowded than some of the more popular climbing destinations in Nepal, making it a great option for those who prefer a more remote and secluded climbing experience.
  • High-altitude challenge:
  • At an elevation of 7,031 meters, Saipal is a challenging climb that requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to altitude.
  • Diverse landscape:
  • The climbing route takes you through a variety of landscapes, including forests, meadows, and glaciers. You will also have the opportunity to visit holy lakes and monasteries along the way.
  • Unique flora and fauna:
  • The Saipal Himal massif is home to a variety of unique flora and fauna, including rare species of plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world.
  • Adventure and exploration:
  • Climbing Saipal is a journey of adventure and exploration, as you venture into the high mountains and test your limits in a harsh and challenging environment

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Difficulty to climb

The climb to Saipal is a tough one even though its height is below 8000. The climbers have to be perfectly fit both physically and mentally. They also need technical climbing skills as well as previous experiences in mountaineering to win over this mountain. This climb isn’t for inexperienced climbers. Besides this, even the weather on this mountain is unpredictable. The level of hardness for this mountain is four, so one should be both mentally and physically determined and skilled to attempt to reach its summit.

Saipal with the best Expedition company

The climb to Saipal is once in a lifetime experience, but it is equally difficult. However, with proper guidance and preparation, one can reach the summit and fulfil their wish of experiencing the adventure.

It is where Marvel Trek comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with safety and if you wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.

Contact us and book a trip with us and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.

Clients requirements

  • The clients should be healthy enough to make the expedition.
  • They should have some prior experiences in mountaineering.
  • They should be fit and should be trained a bit before the actual departure.

Why should Marvel trek be chosen for climbing?

Marvel trek has been providing its clients with excellent and satisfactory services since 1998 at a reasonable price.

Also the team of Marvel trek has skilled professional climbers who have years of experiences in mountaineering and are familiar with the geography and weather conditions of the mountains.

You can trust them to guide you with proper instructions and full safety without compromising your wish to enjoy the trip.

Marvel trek keeps its client’s satisfaction,safety and comfort as its priorities.

When is Saipal usually climbed?

Climbers can climb Saipal in both spring and autumn. However, like for every other mountain, the best season to climb Saipal would be the spring. During spring, the climate is comparatively warmer as well as there are fewer chances of snowfalls. Meanwhile, in winter, the temperature drops are extreme. Also, there is constant heavy snowfall which makes the climbing more dangerous than it already is.

How hard is it to climb Saipal?

Climbing Saipal is as challenging as climbing any other high mountains and maybe even harder. Like every other mountain climbing, there are chances of altitude sickness.

But there are also many more difficulties that one has to face while climbing Saipal. The climbers have to have perfect fitness and previous experiences for signing up for this trip. The climb to this mountain also requires skilled technical climbing. This climb is level four in terms of difficulties, so climbers who are both physically and mentally ready with previous experience should attempt this climb.

How long does it take to climb Saipal?

Climbing Saipal might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity, yet it is dangerous too. So, making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety. The overall adventure of climbing Saipal takes around 37 days. During these 37 days, it takes about twelve days to reach the base camp.

Expedition Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Requirement

  • The climbers should get themselves tested to make sure they are healthy enough to climb the mountains.
  • A visit to the dentist is also recommended as there is a chance of acute dental problems at high altitudes.
  • It is also highly recommended that the climbers should have some previous experiences with mountaineering and with high altitudes.
  • It is also requested that the climbers should workout a bit months before ascending the mountain.

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip

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DEPARTURE DATE
TRIP STATUS

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Persons
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Expedition documentation
- Passports - Visa for foreigners - Expedition permit
Choosing a provider
Marvel Trek is one of the best companies to choose for turning your dream adventures into reality.
Food, Accommodation & Facilities
Quality food will be served 3 times a day along with a warm and comfortable accommodation throughout the 37 days long trip. Additional tea and coffee will also be served for you to enjoy the trip even more. Other facilities will also be provided up to your comfort and satisfaction. What sort of hotels do we stay at in the city? Ans :- While in Kathmandu, a well facilitated accommodation will be provided in the famous 3-star hotel. Will I be sharing a tent or room with other climbers?Is there a single room option on this trip? Ans:- Yes,you have to share a room as well as a tent with one more climber but there will be two beds in both the room and in the tent, so that both of you will be able to sleep comfortably. What showers and laundry facilities will be available? Ans:- Shower facility will be arranged however,in case of a hot bath additional fee has to be paid.Also,you have to wash your laundry yourself.In case you want someone else to wash your laundry ,you have to pay extra. What food will be available? Ans :-You will have options to choose between the local foods or the western foods or any other MREs(meals-ready-to-eat).Occasional teas and coffees will be served with the food.Also,the base camp will have a bar and a bakery too.
Travel
The trip will be 37 days long with occasional flights, driving, trekking, camping and few rest days in between. All the travelling cost during the trip from and to Kathmandu will be included in the trip’s cost. Do I need to arrive the day before the trip starts?When should I need to book my flight to leave? Ans :-It’s recommended that you arrive two days prior to the trip and for the return flight,you can book tickets depending on the days you will be spending with us which will be a minimum of 37 days or we can book one for you. What is the best way to get to Nepal? Ans:-The best way to arrive in Nepal would be through Kathmandu International Airport.You can fly to Kathmandu international airport or can have transits from Doha,Bangkok,Seoul,Hong Kong,Tokyo,Singapore,Delhi and Istanbul When should I book my tickets? Ans :-You can book your tickets as early as 3 months before the trip starts.In case trip gets cancelled,you will be compensated with full refund. Can I get a cheap ticket online? Ans:- Usually the online tickets cost as much as the ones that are arranged by any travel agencies.However, sometimes the airlines provide less expensive tickets,maybe you can search for those. Where do we meet?Will I be picked up? Ans :- We will be meeting you at Kathmandu International Airport and yes,we will be picking you up directly from the airport.We will also be dropping you off to the airport during your return. Can I arrive early and return late? Ans:-Yes,we are more than happy to welcome you early and bid farewell to you a bit late.You can explore Kathmandu if you wish. However, you have to do that at your own expense. Do I need a VISA? Ans:- Yes,if you are a foreigner in Nepa, you need to have a VISA before arriving in Nepal. You can have a 30 days stay VISA at $50 and in case you want to explore Nepal more, then you can apply for a 90 days VISA which will cost you $125.
Clothing & Equipment
The company won't be providing personal items, so you have to carry your own warm clothes and other necessary items. Clients should also bear their own trekking or climbing gear. Do you have a recommendation list of clothing that we should bring? Ans:-Yes,we have a recommendation list of the clothing that you should bring for the trip which you can find on the website. Do I need to bring all the equipment in the list? Ans :-Yes,it's highly recommended that you equip yourself with the equipment that we have included in the list. Can I bring food and other gears that's not in the list? Ans:-Sure.In case you need some other foods or gears or any other stuff,you can bring it with yourself. How heavy will my pack be? Ans :-You are allowed to have up to 25 kgs of your luggage.From Islamabad to basecamp,your luggage will be transported through helicopters and from one base to another,the Sherpas and the porters will carry it for you. How warm do you need our sleeping bags to be?Will there be extra blankets available if required? Ans:-Normally a sleeping bag upto -50 degree would work.And yes,in case you want more blankets,it will be provided.
Acclimatization and oxygen
Resting time will be managed to acclimatize ourselves. Also, the clients will be provided with oxygen bottles and masks during the trip. Additional masks, cylinders and regulators will also be carried for emergencies. What altitude medicine will be available?Do we need to take tablets before\during the expedition? Ans:-Our guide uses diamox for the trip.We can also provide it to you if you will need it.In case you are in any regular medication,you should carry them and take them on time. What sort of Oxygen mask do we use? Ans:- We use quality topout oxygen masks. What is the oxygen bottle size? Ans:- Oxygen bottles will be given to everyone measuring 4liters each. Oxygen will be given in Poisk bottles.
Guide, Sherpas & Team members
The entire team of Marvel Trek comprises experts and professional mountaineers who have been climbing mountains for ages and know the mountains well. Every client will be facilitated with one experienced and licensed Sherpa to guide them. They will also fix the rope in the trails without any extra charges. Also, there are experienced and skilled cooks who will be making sure that you get a healthy warm meal every day. Who goes on your trips? Ans :-We mainly get clients from America and Japan but we have also planned trips with people of other nationality who were fit to carry on with the expedition. Can we contact other climbers or guides for this expedition? Ans :-You can leave the trouble of finding climbers or guides to us.We have our own team of skilled and experienced Sherpas and guides who won't give you any chance to complain. How many guys\Sherpas will be assigned to our group? Ans :- We will make sure that every client gets one guide\Sherpa each to guide them through the expedition. How much should I tip my guide staff? Ans:-Since,climbing mountains is hard as well as dangerous and your guide staff are the ones who will help you throughout the expedition, so it is requested to pay them some tips after the completion of the expedition for their hardship. What about the Sherpa staff tips? Ans :- You can tip them as much as you want but do consider their hard work that they have done for you. Can my friends and family join me in the trek into the base camp? Ans:-Yes,we will be happy to include your friends and family in the trek but we will have to do extra preparation.You can contact us to know more about it. I would like to arrange a private trip,is this possible? Ans:- Yes,we will be happy to arrange private trips for you.
Health and fitness
The journey to Saipal is itself a dangerous one, so the company will make sure that all of its clients are in good health. So, their health will be checked twice before attempting to climb the summit. Also, the clients will be taught some of the basics that will be required for a smooth and safe climb. What kind of physical condition should I be in for a climb at high altitude? Ans :-You should be fit enough to make an ascent of 1000m for several hours in a day.This might be difficult at first so,in order to make you able to do this,our company will be giving some basic training prior to the actual climb in Nepal. How do I know this is the right trip for me? Ans :-You can go through our website and look into the information that we have provided and decide for yourself if this trip is for you or not.And even after going through these materials, you still can't decide then maybe you can consult us so, that we might assist you in some way to come to a decision.
Communication & electronics
Walkie-Talkie and satellite phones will be given to every member to communicate to and fro between base camp and mountain. the members will also be facilitated with internet services. Will there be any power source for charging batteries and electronic equipment throughout the expedition? What are the voltage requirements? Ans:- Arrangement for power will be done in every camps.The base camp will have power through generators while the other camps will be powered through solar panels. Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If so, what are the charges for usage? Ans:-Yes,in case of emergency we will be providing you with a satellite phone without any cost.However, if you want to use it other times too then you have to pay additional fees of $4-$5 per minute.
Weather forecasts
Direct forecasts will be received and followed by the reliable Meteotest that is located in Bern, Switzerland. What weather report service do you use? Ans:-Weather condition is extremely essential for trekking as well as for mountaineering, so we make sure we have accurate weather forecast.For this,we follow the reports that are broadcasted by Meteotest which is located in Bern, Switzerland.
Insurance
Insurance will be provided to all the team members and will be covered by the prepaid cost of the trip. What insurance do we need to get? Ans:-As much as the climbing is thrilling,it's equally dangerous too so, it's always better to have insurance.For this trip,you need to have a high altitude insurance along with a travel insurance.You also need to insure yourself for emergency helicopter evacuation.
Fees & payment
The fees and daily wages of the team members will be paid from the prepaid fees.
Photography
Additional fees have to be paid for taking photographs or filming as permit charges.
Safety
Safety is one of the major priorities of our team so everything will be checked and instructed by the group of professionals. In case of emergency, helicopters ride as well as other needed measures will be taken. However, it won't be covered by the costs that you had paid at the beginning of the trip.
Employment
Many experienced and licensed guides and Sherpas will be hired along with a government liaison officer to make the trip easy. Many skilled cooks and kitchen helpers will also be hired. We will also hire high porters who will help to carry the luggage on the trip.

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