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Worldwide Small Group and Tailor Made Adventure Travel

Blog - The best travel insights and top travel tips

Welcome to the Mountain Kingdoms blog. We have been walking and trekking the world for over 36 years and here we share our holiday recommendations, travel pointers and favourite mountain views.


Sue Lawty's Colours of India

By Kirsty Parsons - 8th April 2024
in India, Cultural Experiences

Sue Lawty's Colours of India

Gujarat in western India is renowned for its sumptuous, dazzling textiles. They are produced by intricate techniques that are deeply rooted within the traditions of local communities or ethnic groups. We explore this fascinating region in our Colours of India tour led by textiles expert Sue Lawty.... Read more

A beginner's guide to Bhutan

By Mountain Kingdoms - 3rd January 2024
in Bhutan

A beginner's guide to Bhutan

Mountain Kingdoms have been organising cultural tours, walking holidays and trekking adventures to the Thunder Dragon Kingdom for more than 35 years, so we know this unique country inside out.... Read more

Best Places to Visit in Nepal

By Kirsty Parsons - 10th December 2023
in Nepal, Ask an Expert, The Himalaya

Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Since the first ascent of Everest in 1952 and the hippy invasion of the 1960s, Nepal has captured the imagination of travellers and adventurers alike. Whether in search of an exhilarating challenge or simply looking for a slice of Shangri La, Nepal continues to draw visitors with its incomparable Himalayan landscapes and living, sacred culture. ... Read more

Win two places on a Silk Road tour

By Kirsty Parsons - 6th December 2023
in Uzbekistan

Win two places on a Silk Road tour

Entries to our prize draw closed on the 31st March and the winner was drawn at random on the 10th April. The lucky winner of two places on one of our Silk Road to Samarkand group tours is Ms S Taylor. Congratulations to Ms Taylor and a big thank you to everyone who entered. ... Read more

My trek to Annapurna North Base Camp

By Steve Berry - 7th November 2023
in Nepal, The Himalaya

My trek to Annapurna North Base Camp

Earlier this year our MD, Steve Berry, was one of the first westerners to trek on a newly built trail that leads to the foot of Annapurna I - the highest peak in the Annapurna range in Nepal. Steve was following in the footsteps of an historic 1950 expedition that was the first to climb the mountain. Here he introduces the trek, explaining the significance of the route, the story behind the new trail, and why he believes it's such a superb Himalayan trek. ... Read more

Planning a trip to Bhutan?

By Kirsty Parsons - 2nd September 2023
in Bhutan, Ask an Expert

Planning a trip to Bhutan?

Visiting the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has long been considered beyond the reach of the ‘average’ traveller but those who venture into the Thunder Dragon Kingdom are rewarded by the enthralling culture and spellbinding scenery of a country which uniquely prioritises environmental sustainability and the gross happiness of its people over mass tourism.... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1: Preparation

By Kirsty Parsons - 30th August 2023
in Everest Base Camp

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1: Preparation

A trek to Everest Base Camp is high on many people’s wish list. Whether to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, savour the iconic history or simply to say ‘I was there’, it remains one of the great objectives for the walking enthusiast. So, if you’re thinking about going, but aren’t sure what it involves, read the first part of our comprehensive guide to the world’s greatest trek.... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 2: On Trek

By Kirsty Parsons - 29th August 2023
in Everest Base Camp

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 2: On Trek

In Part 1 of our our Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp we looked at how to prepare for the trek before you fly out, in Part 2 we'll tell you all about the route, accommodation, food and drink, how to stay healthy and how to trek responsibly. In fact, everything you need to know to successfully complete one of the world's most iconic treks.... Read more

Uzbekistan - Top 10 Travel Essentials

By Harry Gray - 31st January 2023
in Uzbekistan, Ask an Expert

Uzbekistan - Top 10 Travel Essentials

Our intrepid Operations Manager, Harry, travelled to Uzbekistan in November 2021 to review our Silk Road to Samarkand cultural tour as the country re-opened to visitors. ... Read more

Our top five reasons to visit Patagonia

By Kirsty Parsons - 27th October 2022
in Chilean Patagonia, Argentine Patagonia

Our top five reasons to visit Patagonia

At the southernmost end of the Americas lies Patagonia - an adventure playground on a grand scale and one of the best, and most accessible walking destinations. Here's why we think it should be high on your travel wishlist.... Read more

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