At Elite Exped, mountains are more than just our profession. Climbing is our passion, adventure is our lifeblood, and the Himalayas are our home. Run by three record breaking mountaineers - Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja, MBE, Mingma David Sherpa and Mingma Tenzi Sherpa - we exist to help others learn from our experiences, and to pass on a love for the peaks that inspire us every day.
Born of the mountains, in the mountains
Elite Exped specialises in delivering tailored guiding experiences on the world’s highest mountains. We’re here to help you to follow in our footsteps in some of the toughest terrain on the planet.
Each of our company directors, Nimsdai, Mingma David, and Mingma Tenzi, has notched up Guinness World Records for their feats in the Himalayas. All three were part of the first team to stand on the summit of K2 in winter, in January 2021. Elite Exped grew out of their long standing climbing partnership, a friendship forged by record breaking feats in some of the most unforgiving environments on Earth.
But Elite Exped isn’t just a company created by world class mountaineers, it’s a company created by world class Nepalese mountaineers. Our heritage gives us a unique perspective on the mountains - one that combines a desire to conquer summits with an ancient, ancestral respect for them.
The Himalayas are our place of work, but they’re also the place where many of our friends and families live. We believe that these mountains should be open to anyone, but they must be preserved for everyone to enjoy.