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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 Kirsty Parsons

Celebrating 100 years of America’s National Park Service

By Kirsty Parsons - 13th April 2016
in The Americas

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Celebrating 100 years of America’s National Park Service

Anasazi Trails of the American West2016 marks a very special birthday for America’s National Park Service - 100 years since it was first formed. The agency was established to help preserve and protect the unique beauty, geology and ecosystems of... Read more

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

By Kirsty Parsons - 08th April 2016
in The Himalaya

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24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

With barely a day dedicated to Bhutan on William and Kate’s tour schedule, there’s hardly enough time for them to leave the ceremonies and speeches behind and experience the Thunder Dragon Kingdom for themselves. But if they could... Read more

Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th March 2016
in The Himalaya

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Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

The visit of Prince Harry to Nepal will no doubt bring worldwide attention to the Gurkha people - particularly when he goes trekking in the Annapurnas and spends a night at the home of a Gurkha family in a small... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - On trek

By Kirsty Parsons - 11th February 2016
in Everest Base Camp, The Himalaya

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Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - 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... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1

By Kirsty Parsons - 05th February 2016
in Everest Base Camp, The Himalaya

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Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1

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... Read more

Top 10 Himalayan Trekking Holidays

By Kirsty Parsons - 29th January 2016
in The Himalaya

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Top 10 Himalayan Trekking Holidays

At Mountain Kingdoms, we’re absolutely passionate about the Himalaya. Spanning five countries – India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Pakistan – the Himalayan range contains nine of the ten highest mountains on the planet as well as thousands of smaller peaks, fertile... Read more

An interview with John: Walking in the mid hills of Nepal

By Kirsty Parsons - 14th January 2016
in The Himalaya

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An interview with John: Walking in the mid hills of Nepal

In 2015, Mountain Kingdoms General Manager, John, was the lucky member of the team to travel to Nepal to try out a brand new walking holiday in the lesser-visited mid hills region west of Kathmandu. ... Read more

Why William and Kate will find Bhutan such a special place - the royal visit

By Kirsty Parsons - 12th January 2016
in The Himalaya

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Why William and Kate will find Bhutan such a special place - the royal visit

Following the exciting news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay a debut visit to Bhutan this spring, we thought we’d offer them an insight into what makes the Thunder Dragon Kingdom such a unique and special... 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

What Was It Like For Everest’s Pioneers?

What Was It Like For Everest’s Pioneers?

Stories of the first Everest expeditions – the danger, the adventure, the determination – continue to inspire those who embark on an Everest Base Camp trek today, and it’s easy to wonder, but hard to know: ... Read more