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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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Articles by Charlotte Kawecki

Mike’s Zanskar Dream Trek

Mike’s Zanskar Dream Trek

Last summer trek leader Mike Ford led our Zanskar Dream Trek in Ladakh, India. He described it as an "absolutely amazing high altitude trekking experience" ... Read more

Mountain Kingdoms funds English lessons for Nepalese Sherpas

By Charlotte Kawecki - 13th March 2014
in The Himalaya

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Mountain Kingdoms funds English lessons for Nepalese Sherpas

Mountain Kingdoms donates £1,250 in 2014. The Fifth Guide's Refresher Training Course took place in Nepal at the start of this year. From January 26 to 08 February, twenty five ... Read more

Bhutan: the greenest country on the planet

By Charlotte Kawecki - 10th March 2014
in The Himalaya

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Bhutan: the greenest country on the planet

Boasting timeless traditions, unique architecture and stunning Himalayan scenery, it’s not as if you needed another good reason to visit Bhutan, but there is one - Bhutan: the greenest... Read more

Everest Climbers clean up

Everest Climbers clean up

The BBC have announced news that for the 2014 climbing season, starting in April, climbers will have to bring back 8kg of rubbish per person as they descend from the summit.... Read more

Love is in the (thin) air!

Love is in the (thin) air!

This spring has seen one marriage and two proposals for Mountain Kingdoms staff and clients.Starting in April, our Operations Assistant, April, married her fiancé, Barry,... 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

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 14

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 14

This time 60 years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, reached the summit of Everest. Limited by their oxygen sources, their stay on the summit was a short one... Read more

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 13

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 13

Today the group will reach their goal of Everest Base Camp! Although there are no views of the actual summit of Everest, there are sensational close-up views of the ... Read more

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 12

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations - day 12

The group will follow the Everest trail, over the rocky moraine at the end of the Khumbu glacier, and on to the hamlet of Lobuche. The terrain is wild and rocky here, with a feeling... Read more