Our grading system explained
- Expedition Grade
Distinctly Different Treks, Tours and Adventure Holidays
In an age where many so-called independent travel companies have in fact been bought out by multi-national giants, we remain fiercely independent with all the benefits this offers our clients.
Value for money prices with an emphasis on quality
We are not in the business of cutting our itineraries and services to the bone to offer eye-catching cheap prices. We use some of the best airlines, and typically 3 or 4 star hotels in cities. We include the majority of meals and private transport for road travel. We use excellent equipment and appoint well trained staff and leaders. In 2012 97% of our clients rated their Mountain Kingdoms holiday as excellent or good. We are members of AITO and bound by their quality charter.
Genuine small group travel
Almost all of our holidays have a maximum group size of just 12, plus leader. This provides more contact with your leader, readier access to off-the-beaten-path areas, greater interaction with local communities and a reduced environmental impact.
Complete financial security
You can book with us confident that your holiday has full financial protection.
Flight inclusive holidays are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL licence number 2973 and Land Only holidays are covered by a bond secured with ABTOT.
Award winning Responsible Tourism
We feel strongly that all our holidays should benefit local communities, protect the environment and respect local traditions, religion and heritage. Read more about our Responsible Tourism commitments and initiatives.
Knowledgeable and personal service
When you ring Mountain Kingdoms you speak to a well travelled individual. We don't have a 'sales department', instead you will be looked after by someone with direct knowledge of the region you are interested in.
Holidays to suit you
We have a flexible approach to helping you to plan your holiday - flights, hotels and dates of travel can be adjusted, on any holiday. For an even more personalised holiday, take a look at our Tailor Made service available for solo travellers, couples or groups.
Who travels with us?
The majority of clients that travel with us are aged 50 years and over, although on any given trip ages can range from 20 to 70+ years. A third of all our clients are travelling on their own and there is an even split between the numbers of men and women.
If you have previously travelled with us we recognise your loyalty with a discount on future trips.
Great accommodation is an essential component of a fantastic holiday and our priority is to use comfortable, character accommodation of the best quality available.
Accommodation varies greatly by destination and type of holiday jungle lodges, overnight trains, village houses and remote camping all feature in our holidays.