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A love affair with Bhutan

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th June 2021

A love affair with Bhutan

Steve Berry, our MD, first travelled to Bhutan 35 years ago on an expedition to climb Bhutan's highest peak, and so began his love affair with the tiny Himlayan kingdom. Here is Steve's story of his earliest encounters with the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.... Read more

Discover the sacred celebrations of a Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a 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

Travel for tea lovers

By Mountain Kingdoms - 21st April 2021

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 at the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall. In fact, if you wanted to tour the tea producing world your travels would take you from South America to Eastern Europe, through much of Asia, the Indian Sub-continent and Africa. ... Read more

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

Our Top Five Island Idylls

By Mountain Kingdoms - 17th February 2021

Our Top Five Island Idylls

Whether a balmy tropical island, a remote desert island or even a naughty love island, our imaginations have been captivated by the romance of islands for hundreds of years. And in current times, the dream of an island idyll, distanced from the rest of the world, is even more alluring. ... Read more

Our passion for travel

By Mountain Kingdoms - 12th February 2021
in Ask an Expert

Our passion for travel

At Mountain Kingdoms we have a real passion for travel and we're constantly seeking out new destinations and experiences in the far flung corners of the world. But each member of the team has somewhere that they're totally smitten with - a special place that soothes the soul and lifts the spirits. This Valentines day, we thought we'd share some of our travel love affairs.... Read more

Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

By Mountain Kingdoms - 19th January 2021
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

Known also as the Solo Khumbu, the towering mountains of the Everest region are unrivalled in their sheer scale and majesty.... Read more

Looking back at an epic journey to K2

Looking back at an epic journey to K2

K2 is the second-tallest mountain on earth, without doubt one of the deadliest to climb, and even the trek to stand beneath it is not for the faint-hearted. Anyone who loves the mountains and epic climbing... Read more

Top 10 Destinations for 2020

By Mountain Kingdoms - 31st December 2019

Top 10 Destinations for 2020

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

Walking and Trekking with Mountain Kingdoms

By Mountain Kingdoms - 9th October 2019
in Walking & Trekking

Walking and Trekking with Mountain Kingdoms

Holidays are very much about getting away from it all, but for many travellers the traditional sun, sea and sand break is no longer enough. More and more holidaymakers seek activity and adventure on their escape... Read more

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