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

$74000 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

$4600 26 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.

"It was unlike anything I have ever done before. It was a fantastic and truly challenging experience that rewarded me with fond memories that will surely last for the rest of my life!"
— Geoff S.
"Guides, employees, all great. I would definitely recommend the RMI experience to others."
— Gerald B.
"I wanted to write you this e-mail to thank you for a wonderful and successful climb of Aconcagua. Most especially, I wanted to heap encomia upon encomia upon the RMI guides: they communicated well, treated us as equals, involved us in decisions, provided valuable recommendations and suggestions, and were very concerned that the experience was memorable and - despite the hardships intrinsic in the sport of mountaineering fun."
— Andrew G.