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2021 Photo Competition of the Year

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th March 2021

2021 Photo Competition of the Year

Even though we can't travel at the moment, we still love to share our favourite travel memories and unforgettable experiences, and what better way to do that than with our Mountain Kingdoms Photo of the Year Competition. Between now and December, we'll be giving away Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottles to ten lucky monthly winners and a £250 Mountain Kingdoms holiday voucher to the overall competition winner.... 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, together with some helpful information and advice.... Read more

Top 10 Himalayan Trekking Holidays

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 valleys, sparkling rivers, dramatic glaciers and azure lakes. Alongside the endlessly stunning scenery is a wealth of cultural interest, evidenced by the variety of language, dress, customs and beliefs of the people that call the Himalaya home.... Read more

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

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 just be regular tourists for a day, how should they spend their 24 hours in Thimphu. Here’s our guide …... Read more

Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

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 village in the foothills near Pokhara. The Prince’s connections with the famous regiment goes back several years to when he served with the 1st Battalion the Gurkha Rifles during his tour of Afghanistan in 2007-8. At the time he memorably commented “when you know you are with the Gurkhas, I think there's no safer place to be, really.”... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - On trek

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 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

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1

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 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

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

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

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 place to travel to - whether on a royal visit or simply on holiday.... Read more

What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?

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 options, depending... Read more

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