6000m Peaks

Bespoke Training

Experience the Himalayas
and train with the best.

Bespoke Training Programme

Our bespoke training programme is oriented towards everyone who are aspiring to climb big mountains in the near future but do not have any experience. You will learn all the techniques needed such as ice climbing, ladder crossing, rope skills and crampon works at the heart of our Elite Exped Everest basecamp, supervised by Mingma David Sherpa. You will then head to one of the most popular peaks, Lobuche East to test these skills.




23 days


Moderate 2B

Max Altitude

6119 m
20075 ft

Daily activity

4 - 7 hours


Spring &

Dates Available

04 Apr - 31 May01 Oct - 30 Nov

Starting from

USD $10,000

Aimed at mountaineers and trekkers with a high level of basic fitness, and a desire to push themselves. Prior experience of big mountain environments not necessary. We will teach you what you need to know on this program.

Bespoke Training Programme

We believe the mountains are there for everyone to enjoy, and that even the best of us can gain from the shared knowledge of others. With every expedition, our aim is for you to develop your skills, to grow in strength, and push always a little higher.

Although many clients come equipped with the necessary skills and experience, Nims, Mingma David, and the team remain passionate about sharing the knowledge that has allowed them to succeed as record-breaking mountaineers. They and our team of elite guides don’t just lead - they work with you to develop your skills, proficiency, and confidence, encouraging you to climb with an increasing self-reliance over the course of your time with us.

Our local guides also carry with them invaluable native knowledge, often handed down through generations of climbers in their families. They don’t just know the difficult Himalayan landscapes and weather systems like the back of their hands, they call these mountains home.

As with all our trips, the expedition plan on this programme has been set out by our leaders Nimsdai, Mingma David, and Mingma Tenzi. Taking 23 days from arrival in Kathmandu to departure at the other end, we give you plenty of time to acclimatize and to take in the sights and sounds of the incredible Khumbu region. The trek will take you through Namche Bazaar, the monastery town of Tengboche and Dingboche. We’ll also take a trip to Everest Base Camp where you will spend three days training under the supervision of either Mingma David Sherpa or our IMFGA Guidesor Nimsdai.

Soon after you will then head to climb the nearest, one of the most popular peaks of Nepal, Lobuche East Peak where you will test the skills you have learnt.

Members who have joined us here have never worn crampons in life before but, they have progressed into summiting some of the big mountains such as the mighty K2.

You just need the right leadership and the right team to #achieveyournewpossible

From our clients
Jeff Evans
Mera 2017

You can trust them with the safety and satisfaction of clients. Elite was nothing less than a 10/10 in every aspect of how they executed the expedition.

Avedis Kalpaklin
Manaslu 2019

Manaslu climb with the best of the best, experienced guides. Bullseye for the pick of the Summit Day, excellent camaraderie on the mountain,Hatts Off can't wait to climb with you again!

Komal Varasni
Aconcagua 2020

 If I was to climb or attempt something big again it would be with the Elite team. Everyone was so positive and the energy surrounding the group was uplifting.

This tried and tested itinerary is informed by decades of mountaineering experience. As with all adventurous activities of this type however, circumstances may arise where Elite Exped is forced to make alterations, possibly at short notice. While making every effort to adhere to this published schedule, we kindly ask for your patience if the weather, or other naturally occurring circumstances, intervene.

Your daily schedule

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02

    Welcome brief, Gear Checking and official formalities in Kathmandu

  • Day 03

    Early morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Day 04

    Trek from Phakding to Namche

  • Day 05

    Acclimatize day in Namche; Hike to Everest View Hotel and National park museum

  • Day 06

    Trek from Namche to Debuche via Tengbouche Monastery

  • Day 07

    Trek from Debuche to Dingbouche

  • Day 08

    Acclimatize day in Dingbouche; Hike to Nagarjun Hill

  • Day 09

    Trek from Dingbouche to Labouche

  • Day 10

    Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Elite Exped Everest Basecamp

  • Day 11 - 13

    Three days of training under Directors and IFMGA guides supervision

  • Day 14

    Rest day aat Elite Exped Basecamp

  • Day 15

    Trek to Lobuche

  • Day 16

    Trek to Lobuche High Camp and rest for Summit Push

  • Day 17

    Trek back to Pheriche

  • Day 18

    Contingency Day

  • Day 19

    Trek to Namche

  • Day 20

    Trek to Lukla

  • Day 21

    Fly to KTM

  • Day 22

    Leisure Day

  • Day 23

    Return back to Home Country


Developing your skills to achieve a new possible

Our tailored approach to training will help you improve as a climber, developing the mental and physical skills you need to achieve your dreams. Learn more


Protecting our mountains

We believe the mountains are there for all to enjoy, but must be respected, and protected. We are the voice, carers and keepers of these sacred places for future generations. Our environmental policy ensures we do no harm, and leave no trace. Learn more

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Practical info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Elite Exped, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated FAQ support page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What skillset and fitness level are required?

All Elite Exped expeditions are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point if we consider there to be any shortfalls, we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.

What accommodation is included?
What equipment is provided?
Will I get my own guide?

Why choose
Elite Exped?


Nimsdai Purja, Mingma David Sherpa’s and Mingma Tenzi’s mountaineering groundbreaking records speak for themselves, but our leaders are more than just supremely talented climbers.

While some choose to direct operations from back office, our three directors lead from the front. Their experience in every aspect of guiding and climbing — from fixing ropes to organising logistics — is unparalleled. It's no surprise that they have the industry-leading success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Beyond this, our handpicked team of guides have also chalked up dozens of successful summits between them.

Safety through

If it’s controllable we control it: this is key to attaining and maintaining our industry-leading strategy for success and safety.

We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running self-sufficient expeditions that don’t rely on any other teams to achieve our objectives.

Our team is capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and has backups to cover all scenarios. These include everything from secondary oxygen supplies to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique

With his Nepalese roots and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective and an unparalleled ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures.

We can assemble trusted teams and networks anywhere in the world, but our founders’ roots are a particular advantage when it comes to summiting the world’s very highest peaks.

An intimate knowledge of how things work on the ground ensures that everything runs smoothly when you’re 8,000m above sea-level.

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