The Himalaya: the iconic destination of climbers and adventures alike; the soaring chain of mountains that juts up above the Indian subcontinent where the world's highest peaks reside; the rugged home to a vibrant mix of geography, cultures, and religions. The Himalaya's towering mountains promise to redefine your sense of scale while the region's rich diversity of people and traditions will reshape your ideas of community. The Himalaya are an amazing destination and worthy of every bit of the legendary status imparted upon them. These mountains are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to visit them.

For your adventures in the Himalayas, the experience of your guide matters. The world's 8,000 meter peaks are a natural arena for America's most-trusted guide service. Since Jim Whittaker's first American ascent of Mt. Everest in 1963, RMI and the Whittakers have consistently pioneered big mountain adventure. Lou Whittaker led the first American ascent from Tibet, on the north side. Ed Viesturs, the first American to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters, is one of 40 RMI guides to have stood on the summit of Everest during the company's 41 year history. And RMI's Dave Hahn has reached that summit an astounding thirteen times!

Come be a part of our history. Come join RMI and explore the Himalayas.

Himalayas

The tallest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.

Mt. Everest Southside

$66000 74 days Difficulty:

Led by Everest's most experienced guides and supported by some of the best Sherpa staff on the mountain, our Everest Expedition is the ideal approach to climbing the world's tallest mountain.

The incredible peaks of the Himalayas

Everest Base Camp Trek

$4400 21 days Difficulty:

The unbelievable scenery and rich culture make the Everest Base Camp Trek the experience of a lifetime and the perfect way to explore the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Cho Oyu, one of the tallest peaks in the world.

Cho Oyu

$20700 44 days Difficulty:

The Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan, Cho Oyu is the world's sixth highest mountain. It is regarded as one of the most accessible of the world's 8,000 meter peaks and the perfect introduction to high altitude Himalayan mountaineering.

Shishapangma, one of the tallest peaks in the world

Shishapangma

$20700 44 days Difficulty:

Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain in the world, and the only 8,000m peak lying solely in Tibet. For a peak of this size and stature, the Northwest Ridge, our climbing route, offers a direct route to Shishapangma?s Central Summit.

"The guides were magnificent! Each of us felt that they were the finest group of guides we have had the pleasure to climb with. They were extremely patient and encouraging, worked very well as a team, always had our safety in mind. They stayed connected with the group and did not go off on their own when in camp. We watched them and learn from them. They made the trip memorable, and safe!"
— Jim L.
"I had to write and express my appreciation for an incredible team of guides that helped our team learn and prepare for a summit attempt. If all your guides are this competent and strong, then your reputation as the best is richly deserved."
— David L.
"I enjoyed everything about the trip! The climb was very challenging, but an unbelievable experience. And life can't get much better then driving with your head out of a safari truck while checking out the wildlife and looking for the big five!"
— Tamara G.