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Painted Wolves Factfile

By Mountain Kingdoms - 29th November 2018
in Africa & the Middle East

Painted Wolves Factfile

Little known or understood, especially in comparison to the animal superstars of the African bush, painted wolves, or wild dogs, are finally gaining worldwide attention. No more so than this weekend when David Attenborough’s highly acclaimed new series on BBC1 – Dynasties - follows two packs of painted wolves in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. ... Read more

2017 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 11th April 2018

2017 Photo of the Year Competition

This year we have received a fantastic selection of images from your adventures around the world. Our five final photos perfectly reflect our range of travel experiences, from a traditional festival in Bhutan to a Polar cruise through Antarctica. It proved a challenge for us in the office to pick just five images from the fabulous array of photographs we received this year, however, we got there in the end, and as you can see, our final shortlist is very impressive!... Read more

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations

By Mountain Kingdoms - 22nd March 2018

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations

The mighty Mount Everest is well known as the highest mountain in the world – 8,848m / 29,029ft. The 29th May 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. To celebrate this occasion, we have put together some interesting facts and stories - one per day, following our Everest Base Camp Anniversary Trek itinerary alongside events that happened over 60 years ago. ... Read more

What are the top 10 things to see in Bhutan?

By Mountain Kingdoms - 15th February 2018
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

What are the top 10 things to see in Bhutan?

We’ve been taking travellers to Bhutan for 30 years on treks, tours and Tailor Made holidays, and we’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge about this enigmatic Himalayan kingdom. One of the questions we most often get asked is what are the must see sights of Bhutan? So, here’s our top 10 guide to the unmissable cultural and scenic attractions of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.... Read more

What are the top 10 things to do in Bhutan?

By Mountain Kingdoms - 15th February 2018
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

What are the top 10 things to do in Bhutan?

Whether you’re planning on spending a week or a month in Bhutan you’ll not be short of things to do. It may be small, but the Thunder Dragon Kingdom, is packed with no end of possibilities whether you want to tour the cultural sights, explore the towns, discover the countryside or head to the Himalaya on an adventurous trek. Here’s our guide to the top 10 things to do in Bhutan – but we could have made it a top 100!... Read more

Top travel destinations for 2018

By Mountain Kingdoms - 10th January 2018
in Ask an Expert

Top travel destinations for 2018

Find inspiration within our selection of popular travel destinations for 2018.... Read more

Trekking Guide to Wild Nepal

Trekking Guide to Wild Nepal

Step away from the more popular trekking regions of Everest and the Annapurnas, onto the enticing trails of Wild Nepal, and you may find that you have the path all to yourself.... Read more

Trekking Guide to the Annapurna Region

Trekking Guide to the Annapurna Region

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name meaning Goddess of the Harvests which aptly reflects the beautiful, verdant valleys and fertile terraced fields of this glorious trekking region of Nepal. ... Read more

Trekking Regions of Nepal

Trekking Regions of Nepal

Nepal is perhaps the most exciting of the Himalayan nations. It is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, has an attractive, vibrant culture and a friendly, chaotic allure that has made it a favourite destination for travellers and trekkers for many years.... 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

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