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Mountain Kingdoms are worldwide walking and trekking holiday experts with 29 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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The Trek of a Lifetime

The Trek of a Lifetime

Few people will ever make it to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, but the sheer scale of Everest makes a trek to base camp an adventure in itself. There is something enthralling about Mount Everest that cannot... Read more

How to pack up a bike for a flight - Jim's top tips!

By Jim Davies - 04th November 2013
in Ask an Expert, Cycling Tour

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How to pack up a bike for a flight - Jim's top tips!

If you are travelling on one of our cycling tours, you can simply hire a bike, but if you'd prefer to take your own bike along on one of our cycling holidays, then you will need to pack... Read more

A guide to trekking in the Himalaya

A guide to trekking in the Himalaya

Cicerone has recently published a new guide – 'Trekking in the Himalaya'. The inspirational guide book describes twenty of the best treks in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Tibet and Pakistan.... Read more

Life At Base Camp: What’s It Like?

Life At Base Camp: What’s It Like?

For those who set out on an Everest Base Camp trekking adventure with Mountain Kingdoms, Base Camp is a fascinating destination at which to spend a day, or even, on some of our treks... Read more

Sherpa Customs and Etiquette

Sherpa Customs and Etiquette

As regular readers of our blog will know, we've featured a number of different aspects of the fascinating cultures of the Himalaya, from Himalayan festivals to legends... Read more

Our Tips For Everest Base Camp Trek First-Timers

Our Tips For Everest Base Camp Trek First-Timers

Taking part in an Everest Base Camp trek is a dream cherished by many an adventurous soul, and one that we at Mountain Kingdoms firmly believe is achievable with with the right attitude and preparation.... Read more

Preparing For Your Mera Peak Expedition: Top Tips

Preparing For Your Mera Peak Expedition: Top Tips

What makes for a successful Mera Peak expedition? At 6,476 metres, Nepal’s highest trekking peak is one of the region’s most rewarding challenges. While the ascent to the summit is not technically difficult, it presents a ... Read more

What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?

By Kirsty Parsons - 03rd December 2012
in Everest Base Camp, Ask an Expert

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What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?

For many travellers, setting off for Everest Base Camp is a thrilling quest into the unknown – but it’s still nice to know a bit about what to expect, especially when it comes to accommodation.There is a range of... Read more

Packing For Your Burma Trek – Whatever the Weather!

By Jude Limburn - 30th November 2012
in Ask an Expert, Southeast Asia

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Packing For Your Burma Trek – Whatever the Weather!

The Burmese Himalaya is more firmly on the adventurous traveller’s map today than in times gone by, but it is still a place of mystery for many. Even those familiar with other Himalayan regions will find a new world... Read more

Three Must-Do Everest Base Camp Trek Experiences

Three Must-Do Everest Base Camp Trek Experiences

An Everest Base Camp trek is, of course, an incomparable experience in itself, but there are many components that make up a journey - from the glory of the grandest views to the warmth of small moments shared with others.... Read more