8000m Peaks

Everest

Prepare to stand
on top of the world.

Everest
Expedition

Mount Everest, known to locals as Sagarmatha, is undoubtedly on the bucket list of every climber. Who wouldn't want to conquer the highest mountain on the planet? Reaching the top of the world, exactly 8,848.86m above sea-level, is no easy task, but Elite Exped’s expert team will be with you every step of the way - guiding you from the moment you sign up, all the way to the summit and back.

Country

Nepal

Duration

55 days

grade

Strenuous 4E

Max Altitude

8848 m
290032 ft

Daily activity

Approx
4-7 hours

Season

Spring &
Summer

Dates Available

05 Apr - 31 May

Starting from

GBP £50,000

Aimed at climbers who’ve made multiple ascents of 6,000m and 7,000m peaks, as well as one 8,000er, and are already proficient in basic mountaineering skills - including moving safely in moderate rock, glacier, and snowy terrain.

The ultimate mountaineering adventure

Elite Exped’s experience on the world’s highest mountain is unparalleled. Our leaders Nimsdai and Mingma David have set multiple world records on its slopes, including breaking a speed record for climbing Everest and Lhotse back to back in 2017. Our industry leading expertise isn’t just based on climbing fast however - it’s been accumulated over long years of guiding on Everest in all conditions. Our handpicked team of guides have chalked up dozens of successful summits between them.

They also have years of experience fixing ropes on the route, as well as working as Icefall Doctors - arguably the most difficult job of all, establishing and maintaining routes through the ever-changing Khumbu Icefal.

Elite Exped offers a tailored Everest expedition based on Mingma David and Nims’ own, hyper-efficient expedition plans - the ones that enabled them to break those speed records. We tackle Everest from the south - the safer side of the mountain, with higher success rates. The 55-day package is designed with plenty of rest days and time for acclimatization built-in, as well as a lengthy, 42-day period for climbing the mountain itself. 

We oversee every step of our own logistical operations. Rather than relying on others, we control everything that can be controlled to ensure that we meet the very highest safety standards. Our founders’ Nepalese heritage and ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures allows us to run every aspect of our operation smoothly, without fear of misunderstandings. The success of our approach is evident in our founder Nimsdai’s own achievements, including his 100 percent success rate on 8,000m climbs. 

As well as being highly-skilled mountaineers, our guides have extensive experience of conducting high-altitude rescue operations. We have evacuation plans and accessible helicopter rescue in place for emergencies. No-one can cater for every eventuality in the world’s most extreme environments, but we can guarantee that you will be in the safest possible hands should something unexpected happen. 

We don’t see our clients as clients - we see them as friends and fellow high-achievers. People who, like us, have made chasing their dreams a priority. We know why you climb, because we feel the same way. That means we’ll make sure no stone is left unturned in our quest to help you achieve those dreams. We know how it feels to stand on top of the world. It’s our dream to be able to share that with you. 


From our clients
Dan Dowding
Everest Summiter 2021

Failure is NOT an option with Nims and the team. He taught me that giving up is NOT an option. All his team were going to the summit. 100% success. This is the Elite way. 

Adrian Brownlee
Everest Summiter 2021

From start to finish I have felt like part of a family, Elite takes care of their clients and provides the highest quality mountaineering experience you can get.

I can’t wait to be back climbing with Elite Exped and visiting my new family again!! 

Ed Hill
Everest Summiter 2021

We could not have been in safer hands. Everything was conducted to the highest standard. I had complete confidence in the safety system on the mountain at all times.

This is such a huge thing to commend Elite on - and also a key reason we all reached the summit and returned safely.

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 & transfer to the hotel

  • Day 02

    Welcome brief, Gear check and Official formalities in Kathmandu

  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (Overnight stay at Phakding)

  • Day 04

    Trek to Namche Bazaar and spent the night there.

  • Day 05

    Rest in Namche Bazaar. We may go for hike to Everest point of view/ Acclimatization.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Debuche via Tengboche Monastery

  • Day 07

    Trek to Dingboche

  • Day 08

    Acclimatize day in Dingbouche, Short hike to Nagarjun Hill

  • Day 09

    Trek to Lobuche

  • Dat 10

    Trek to Everest base camp

  • Day 11 - 48

    Everest climbing Period

  • Day 49

    Clearing up base camp

  • Day 50

    Trek back to Pheriche

  • Day 51

    Trek back to Namche

  • Day 52

    Trek back to Lukla

  • Day 53

    Back to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel/dinner

  • Day 54

    Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 55

    Depart to the home country

Training

Build your skills

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

Nimsdai 1:1

Get the full Nimsdai Experience.

Nimsdai oversees all our expeditions and operations. But you can also guarantee that he’ll be your personal, 1:1 guide on the mountain. Visit Nimsdai.com for more information and achieve your new possible.

Above + Beyond + Adventure

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 equipment is provided?
Will I get my own guide?
Will Nims or Mingma David be my guide?
Will the expedition cost include travel?

Why choose
Elite Exped?

Unparalleled
leadership

Nimsdai Purja and Mingma David Sherpa’s mountaineering world records speak for themselves, but our founders are more than just supremely-talented climbers. While some choose to direct operations from a back office, Nimsdai and Mingma David lead from the front. Their experience of every aspect of guiding and climbing - from fixing ropes, to organising logistics - is unparalleled. It’s no surprise that when they’ve worked together they have a perfect, 100 percent success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Safety through
self-sufficiency

If it’s controllable we control it, this is key to attain and maintain our industry leading strategy for success and safety. We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running totally self-sufficient expeditions, not relying on any other teams on the mountain to achieve our objectives. We are capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and have backups to cover all scenarios, from secondary oxygen supplies through to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique
perspective

With his Nepalese roots, and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective of the world of mountaineering, 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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Combo Packages

Mount Everest is undoubtedly on the bucket list of every climber. Who wouldn't want to conquer the highest mountain on the planet? But the most dedicated and skilled mountaineers won’t want to stop there, of course, which is where Elite Exped’s combo packages come in. This expedition offers you the chance to bag two 8,000m summits - the first and fourth-highest mountains in the world - in a single climbing season. For high achievers, goals don’t come much greater than this.

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Characterized by its sharp, picturesque peak, Manaslu dominates the Mansiri-Himal subrange of the Himalayas. First summited by a Japanese team in 1956, the world’s eighth-highest mountain has a long association with Japanese climbers, but among Europeans remains one of the less well-known peaks. Reaching the summit at 8,163m is a serious undertaking, but one that Elite Exped is ideally equipped to help you achieve.

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K2 isn’t nicknamed “the savage mountain” for nothing. The world’s second-highest peak is arguably the toughest challenge in mountaineering, with one of the worst fatality rates of all the 8,000ers. For a long time, it was considered unconquerable, because of its great height, almost unbroken slopes of rock and ice, and precipitous overhangs. Despite multiple attempts, no-one had climbed it in winter until January 2021, when our Founder Nimsdai & Directors Mingma David and Mingma Tenzi stood on its majestic, 8,611m-high peak.

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