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.


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.

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


$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.

"Jake is an awesome guide - super fun to climb & hang out with, very confident, very patient, and does a great job of helping to explain the 'why' behind what he's thinking and what we're doing."
— Chris V.
"The RMI guides are mountain gurus. They understand Mount Everest unlike anyone else. Their ability to make safe and informed decisions is unequaled and their leadership has helped me reach the summit twice. I wouldn't want to be on Mount Everest with anyone else."
— Leif W.
"Incredible experience. From my first phone conversation to four days with our guides I never felt like RMI viewed me as a "customer," but rather an important member of a team of climbing friends. Everyone at RMI treated me with great respect and valued my desire to stand on the summit of Mt. Rainier. While standing on the summit is nothing new for our guides, as we crested the summit rim they celebrated with us as if they were rookies as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. I'll be back with my son when he turns 16!"
— Michael P.