everest

VVIP Everest

The ultimate experience

on top of the world 

Everest VVIP
Expedition

How do you make a once-in-a-lifetime mountaineering experience even more memorable? How about summiting with a once-in-a-generation mountaineer? Elite Exped’s VVIP Everest Expedition will see you paired with our founder, Nirmal ‘Nimsdai’ Purja, MBE, who will guide you one-to-one all the way to the summit. Reaching the top of the world with the best mountaineer in the world by your side - climbing doesn’t come much more special than that. 

Country

Nepal

Duration

52 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 £250,000

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

Whether it’s smashing the world record for climbing all 14 of the 8,000ers in just six months, or leading the first team ever to stand on K2 in winter, Nimsdai’s experience on the world’s highest mountains is unparalleled. Who better, then, to guide you up the world’s highest peak?

Elite Exped’s VVIP Everest Expedition will see our clients paired directly with our co-founder Nimsdai himself, who will act as your personal guide to the summit and back. Nims’ will be accompanied by two further hand-selected Sherpa guides - effectively trebling our industry-leading guide-to-client ratio. 

Nims will be on hand not just to help you up the mountain, but to help you celebrate afterward, sending out congratulations on his personal social media accounts when you complete the acclimatisation phase of your climb, and again after you reach the summit. For mountaineers wishing to raise their public profile, this kind of exposure is invaluable. 

Exclusivity is the key to our VVIP Everest Expedition. At basecamp, your quarters will be a special luxurious sleeping tent, with your own personal dining tent nearby. After you finish the acclimatisation phase, you’ll be flown directly by private charter helicopter to Kathmandu for some well-earned R&R, before catching a return flight back to basecamp. And of course, when it’s time to make the push towards the high camps, and the summit beyond, you’ll have the best of the best by your side, every step of the way.

Elite Exped tailored VVIP Everest expedition is based on our directors Mingma David, Mingma Tenzi and Nims’ own, hyper-efficient expedition plans - the ones that enabled them to break several world records on this mountain. We tackle Everest from the south - the safer side of the mountain, with higher success rates.

We also take pride in overseeing 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 directors’ 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 Nimsdai’s own achievements, including his 100 percent success rate on 8,000m climbs. 

As well as being highly-skilled mountaineers, both Nims and our support 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

    We will take a chartered Heli Flight to Namche and rest there for the day

  • Day 04

    Rest in Namche, Everest Point view/ Acclimatization

  • Day 05

    Trek to Khumjung for acclimatization and back to Namche for a Night.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Debuche via Tengboche Monastery

  • Day 07

    Trek to Dingboche

  • Day 08

    Trek to Lobbuche

  • Day 09

    Trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Day 110- 48

    Everest climbing Period

  • Day 49

    Clearing up base camp

  • Day 50

    Fly back to Kathamandu and transfer to renowned hotel for well dereved rest before departure

  • Day 51

    Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 52

    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

Fast - Track

Plenty of passion, not much time?

We understand the challenges of balancing a busy professional career with a love of mountaineering. Building on Nims record-breaking techniques, our unique Fast-Track expeditions allow you to climb more in less time. View fast-track expeditions

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 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.

Apr-May
£65,000
8000m Peaks

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.

Sep-Oct
£18,000
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

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