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Mountain Kingdoms are worldwide walking and trekking holiday experts with 28 years of experience in running trekking holidays as well as select trekking peaks, cultural tours and cycling holidays. Whether you’ve travelled with Mountain Kingdoms before or just love to travel, we’d love to hear your tales. Email us your Travellers’ tales

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Tales from adventure holidays around the globe

Hemis Festival on a Ladakh Trekking Tour

Hemis Festival on a Ladakh Trekking Tour

From the stunning mountainous landscape to the vibrant local culture, Ladakh is a truly memorable place, and a Ladakh trekking tour is an opportunity to experience this beautiful corner of the Himalaya in depth.... Read more

Celebrating 100 years of America’s National Parks Service

By Kirsty Parsons - 13th April 2016
in The Americas

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Celebrating 100 years of America’s National Parks Service

2016 marks a very special birthday for America’s National Parks Service - 100 years since it was first formed. The agency was established to help preserve and protect the unique beauty, geology and ecosystems of America’s great national parks, as... Read more

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

By Kirsty Parsons - 08th April 2016
in The Himalaya

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24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

With barely a day dedicated to Bhutan on William and Kate’s tour schedule, there’s hardly enough time for them to leave the ceremonies and speeches behind and experience the Thunder Dragon Kingdom for themselves. But if they could... Read more

The royal visit to India & Bhutan - Kaziranga National Park

By Mountain Kingdoms - 07th April 2016

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The royal visit to India & Bhutan - Kaziranga National Park

As part of their upcoming visit to India and Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend two days in Assam. They will meet local villagers, see young film makers, enjoy festival celebrations and visit world-renowned Kaziranga National Park.... Read more

2015 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 24th March 2016

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2015 Photo of the Year Competition

We had a great response to our 2015 Photo of the Year competition. The standard was impressively high and we received a varied selection of pictures of mountains, wildlife, people and places to choose from. Needless to say there was much... Read more

2014 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 23rd March 2016

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2014 Photo of the Year Competition

A big thank you to everyone who sent in photos for this year’s Photo of the Year Competition. It was a near impossible decision to choose just five from the many we received but, after much discussion and debate,... Read more

2013 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 22nd March 2016

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2013 Photo of the Year Competition

Wow, what an amazing selection of images you’ve sent us from your holidays around the world. As you can see from our final five photos, we’ve got temples in Burma, Italian peaks, Venezuelan falls and stunning Himalayan scenery –... Read more

Easter Island - the Mystery of the Moai

By Mountain Kingdoms - 21st March 2016

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Easter Island - the Mystery of the Moai

Easter Island must surely be one of the greatest mysteries of human civilisation. Many theories have been formed over the years about where the original inhabitants came from, why they built hundreds of monumental statues called Moai, how they transported... Read more

Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th March 2016
in The Himalaya

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Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

The visit of Prince Harry to Nepal will no doubt bring worldwide attention to the Gurkha people - particularly when he goes trekking and spends a night at the home of a Gurkha family in a small village in the... Read more

An interview with Steve: Trekking the Verdon Gorge

By Ashley Peachey - 26th February 2016
in Walking and Trekking, Europe

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An interview with Steve: Trekking the Verdon Gorge

Last summer our MD, Steve Berry, fulfilled a long-held ambition when he returned to the Verdon Gorge in the Provence region of France to try out a new 8 day hotel-based trekking holiday. We asked Steve about his trip and whether... Read more