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Mountain Kingdoms are worldwide walking and trekking holiday experts with 30 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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Best time to visit the rice terraces of Sapa and Northern Vietnam

By Mountain Kingdoms - 26th April 2019
in Southeast Asia

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Best time to visit the rice terraces of Sapa and Northern Vietnam

Considered to be one of the most photogenic sights in the world, the rice terraces around Sapa in Northern Vietnam have been attracting travellers and photographers for many years. ... Read more

A Kit List for the Everest Base Camp Trek

A Kit List for the Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the questions we most commonly get asked from clients who are planning a trek to Everest Base Camp is what do I need to pack? In reply, here's a comprehensive clothing and equipment kit list for the trek,... Read more

Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant Bhutanese festival

Festivals are a significant part of Bhutan's culture. Most festivals, also known as a 'tsechu', are of great religious significance and are mostly celebrated through music and masked dances. ... Read more

Sue Lawty’s Wild Zanskar Adventure

Sue Lawty’s Wild Zanskar Adventure

Back in August 2018, Mountain Kingdoms Trek Leader Sue Lawty led our epic 32 day trek of Wild Zanskar. Here's what she and the members of the group had to say about their truly unforgettable adventure.... Read more

Our tips for the top – how to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

By Mountain Kingdoms - 21st February 2019
in Ask an Expert, Africa

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Our tips for the top – how to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

With nine intrepid celebrities preparing to climb Kilimanjaro for the Big Red Nose Challenge, we thought we’d share some tips from our own Kili experts, to help them reach the summit. Mountain Kingdoms team members Seraphina, Harry and Kerry ... Read more

Travel for tea lovers

By Mountain Kingdoms - 20th February 2019

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Travel for tea lovers

Tea remains the most popular drink in the world (after water) and there are well over 40 countries growing and producing tea for sale. China and India remain the two biggest tea producers but even in Britain we grow small quantities... Read more

Top 10 Destinations for 2019

By Mountain Kingdoms - 07th February 2019
in Walking and Trekking

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Top 10 Destinations for 2019

Looking for inspiration for your big adventure this year. Here are our ten most popular destinations, all offering a fabulous variety of cultural and scenic wonders.... Read more

Put a spring in your step - our favourite walking holidays for the springtime

By Mountain Kingdoms - 05th February 2019
in Walking and Trekking

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Put a spring in your step - our favourite walking holidays for the springtime

If you've got the winter blues and are craving sunny days and long, languid walks don't despair. Spring is just around the corner. And here are some of our favourite springtime walking and trekking holidays to inspire your holiday planning.... Read more

Our top 10 challenges for 2019

By Mountain Kingdoms - 22nd January 2019
in Travellers' Tales

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Our top 10 challenges for 2019

As you enter January and look ahead to the coming months, it’s the perfect time to set new challenges to improve mind, body and spirit. Whether you want to be fitter and healthier, step out your comfort zone, try... Read more

Where to see the wildlife of David Attenborough’s Dynasties

By Mountain Kingdoms - 05th December 2018
in India & Sri Lanka, Africa

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Where to see the wildlife of David Attenborough’s Dynasties

If, like us, you have been riveted, moved, and inspired by David Attenborough’s extraordinary series, Dynasties, read on to find out where you can experience your own wildlife encounters with the rare and remarkable creatures featured in the series.... Read more