K2 Fast-Track

Summit the savage
mountain in record time.

K2 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.




29 days


Technical 5E

Max Altitude

8611 m
28251 ft

Daily activity

5 - 6hrs



Dates Available

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Starting from

USD $85,000

Aimed at climbers who’ve made an ascent of at least one 8,000er, and are already highly proficient in mountaineering - including moving safely in rock, glacier and snowy terrain.

Climb K2 like a record breaker

Our leaders Nimsdai, Mingma David and Mingma Tenzi will be forever associated with K2 because of their world first winter ascent in January 2021. But their connection to the world’s second highest mountain stretches back before that remarkable feat.

Mingma David led the rope-fixing team on K2 twice, leading to successful summits both times, and of course, Nimsdai summited the savage mountain as part of his ‘Project Possible’ push in 2019, when he climbed all 14 x 8,000ers in record time.

Elite Exped's K2 Fast-Track program leverages Nimsdai's successful strategy, offering a streamlined 29-day itinerary. This fast-paced approach prioritises meticulous planning and in-house execution. We keep close control on everything from setting up tents to fixed ropes to the summit, ensuring everything is ready upon your arrival for maximum efficiency.

This fast-paced approach doesn't compromise safety. To participate, you must have previously summited an 8,000-meter peak. We guarantee a 1:1 guide-to-climber ratio and maintain a reserve team of four experienced guides for emergencies. Our guides are not only expert climbers but also certified mountain rescue professionals. We have comprehensive evacuation plans with immediate helicopter access, ensuring the highest level of safety throughout your climb.

To maximise your chances of success, we will also provide hypoxic training services for eight weeks beforehand at the Altitude Center - the UK’s best training centre. You’ll also join the group later, after everything is set up and the team is ready for the acclimatisation push. This eliminates the wait period at Base Camp experienced by the standard group.

Conquering K2 is a legendary feat, and the Fast-Track program is designed for those who share Nimsdai and Mingma David's drive to achieve the seemingly impossible. If your dream is to stand atop this "savage mountain," we'll be by your side, climbing with you every step of the way, all while prioritising a safe and efficient expedition.

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

    Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02

    Flight to Skardu

  • Day 03

    Expedition preparation and trip briefing

  • Day 04

    Drive to Jhula and overnight stay

  • Day 05

    Trek to Paiyu

  • Day 06

    Trek to Urdukas

  • Day 07

    Trek to Goro 2

  • Day 08

    Trek to Concordia

  • Day 09

    Trek to K2 basecamp

  • Day 10

    Acclimatation day in basecamp

  • Day 11 - 21

    Climbing period (Basecamp to K2 Summit to Basecamp)

  • Day 22

    Basecamp Clearance and prepare for descending

  • Day 23

    Trek to Goro 2

  • Day 24

    Trek to Urdukas

  • Day 25

    Trek to Jhula

  • Day 26

    Drive back to Skardu

  • Day 27

    Flight back to Islamabad

  • Day 28

    Free Day

  • Day 29

    Final Departure


Developing your skills to achieve a new possible

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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 — including our K2 fast track climbs — are within extreme high-altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability.

Due to the nature of these operational landscapes, you must provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt, we will review your experience and respond accordingly. If we consider there to be any shortfalls at this point, then 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?
How do you achieve these fast-track ascents?

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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