Fast-Track

Everest Fast-Track

Reach the top of the
world in record time.

Everest Fast-Track
Expedition

Mount Everest is undoubtedly on the bucket list of every climber. Who wouldn't want to conquer the highest mountain on the planet? Yet for the busy modern professional, finding two free months to achieve this life goal can almost feel as difficult as the climb itself. That’s why we launched our 29-day Fast-Track Everest Expedition, to help you reach the top of the world in record time.

Country

Nepal

Duration

29 days

grade

Strenuous 4E

Max Altitude

8848 m
290032 ft

Daily activity

Approx
4 - 7 hours

Season

Spring &
Summer

Dates Available

20 Apr - 18 May

Starting from

GBP £55,000

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.

Climb like a record-breaker, to the top of the world

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 several for climbing at speed. Based on Nimsdai’s own approach to summiting the world’s highest mountain, operating at speed, and attaining objectives in double-quick time, our unique Fast-Track Everest expedition enables clients to reach the summit in just 29 days, a full month faster than our standard Everest exped. To ensure that the highest safety standards are maintained, this package is only open to clients who’ve previously summited at least one 8,000m peak.

Our record for climbing at speed has been proven time and again, most notably during Nimsdai’s 2019 Project Possible push. But our industry-leading expertise in the Himalayas isn’t based on speed alone - it’s been accumulated over long years of guiding on these mountains in all conditions. Our handpicked team of guides have chalked up dozens of successful summits of Everest 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 Icefall. 

Elite Exped’s extensive experience means we are able to operate entirely independently. Rather than relying on others, we control every aspect of the expedition, to ensure that we achieve the highest standards without compromising on safety. Controlling the controllable means we can also ensure that everything is in place before you arrive, enabling you reach your objective more rapidly.

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 and we operate a guaranteed 1:1 guide to client ratio on all our expeditions, with four extra guides always on standby, ready to help out at a moment’s notice. 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, taking time out of their demanding work schedules to do so. 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 in double-quick time. 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
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.

Steve Davis
Manaslu 2019

Manaslu was my first 8,000er and first time with Elite. They exceeded my expectations at every level and stage.  I would have no hesitation in booking with them again! Highly recommended!!!

Amy McCulloch
Aconcagua 2018

I often felt they went above and beyond to ensure we had a successful expedition. Excellent judgments throughout the expedition led us to reach the summit safely in extreme conditions. Highly recommend!

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

    Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to renowned hotel in the capital and attend welcome dinner with the team.

  • Day 02

    We will carry formal gear check along with official staff introduction and expedition brief

  • Day 03

    We will take a domestic flight to Lukla and then trek to Phakding.

  • Day 04

    We will trek to Namche and rest there for the day.

  • Day 05

    We will take acclimatize hike in Namche and visit the famous Everest View hotel that offers mesmerizing view of the Mt Everest & surrounding Himalayas.

  • Day 06

    We will continue and trek to Tengbouche, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu.

  • Day 07

    We will climb towards village Dingboche which is also considered as best acclimatization and rest place for trekkers/climbers.

  • Day 08

    We will move on the settlement of Lobuche and spend the night there.

  • Day 09

    We will reach at our well-established finest Basecamp where you will be well rested and looked after by the team.

  • Day 10 - 11

    We will spend the days acclimatizing and training over any specific techniques and skills necessary for the climb.

  • Day 12

    We will take part in puja ceremony praying the mountain god for safe expedition.

  • Day 13

    We will climb up to Camp 1.

  • Day 14

    We will climb up to Camp 2.

  • Day 15

    We will touch Camp 3 and head back to Camp 2.

  • Day 16

    We will descend back to Basecamp.

  • Day 17 - 19

    Rest days in Basecamp.

  • Day 20

    We will head back to Camp 1.

  • Day 21

    We will climb up to Camp 2.

  • Day 22

    We will climb up to Camp 3.

  • Day 23

    We will reach Camp 4 and prepare for the summit push.

  • Day 24

    We will make the summit push and then head back to Camp 3.

  • Day 25

    We will descend to Basecamp.

  • Day 26 - 27

    Contingency days for bad weather

  • Day 28

    We will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to renowned hotel for well-deserved rest before departure.

  • Day 29

    Departure back to home country.

Training

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.

Nimsdai 1:1

Climb every step with Nims.

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.

Will Nims or Mingma David be my guide?

Nimsdai and Mingma David will personally guide many of our expeditions each winter, but they cannot, unfortunately, be present on every Elite Exped trip. They are incredibly hands-on with the preparation and planning of all our operations however. Every expedition we undertake is based on their expedition plans, tried and tested during Project Possible and their other record-breaking feats. 

Will I get my own guide?
How do you achieve these fast ascents?
What communications / office facilities will be available?
What equipment is provided?
What accommodation is included?

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.

Apr-May
£65,000
Fast-Track

K2 isn’t nicknamed “the savage mountain” for nothing. The world’s second highest peak is arguably the toughest challenge in mountaineering. For a long time it was considered unconquerable, and most climbers will still leave at least 60 days for a summit bid. At Elite Exped, we understand that such timescales are often incompatible with modern, professional careers, which is why we launched our fast-track K2 expedition. We can help you conquer the savage mountain in half the time.

Jun-Jul
£46,800
8000m Peaks

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.

Jun-Aug
£45,000