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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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Best time to trek in Nepal - trekking regions

Best time to trek in Nepal - trekking regions

We have put together a quick guide to the best time to trek in Nepal by trekking region - in Nepal there are four main seasons to consider when planning a trekking holiday: spring, autumn, winter and monsoon (the summer... Read more

Mountain Culture: Three Sherpa Festivals

Mountain Culture: Three Sherpa Festivals

Visits to the Himalaya are packed with new and exciting experiences and include chances to immerse yourself into captivating cultures. Experiencing local villages and attending monasteries gives... Read more

Ladakh Festivals - Hemis and Dak Thok

Ladakh Festivals - Hemis and Dak Thok

From the stunning mountainous landscape to the vibrant local culture, Ladakh is a truly memorable place, and a walking or trekking holiday or cultural tour is the ideal way to experience this beautiful corner of the Himalaya in depth.... Read more

Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant 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

Tense Experience at the Transnistrian Border

By Guest Blogger - 07th August 2014
in Cultural Experiences, Europe

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Tense Experience at the Transnistrian Border

The atmosphere on the minibus is tense. Quiet and unsmiling the guard slowly moves from person to person, scrutinising with unflinching eye each and every document, peering from passport to face to passport again. First the babushka... Read more

An unforgettable way to experience the Ancient City of Petra

An unforgettable way to experience the Ancient City of Petra

Here at Mountain Kingdoms, we love an adventure! We have a passion for exploring fascinating destinations that are a world away from modern civilisation, and we know just the way to do it! This is why we’ve carefully... Read more

Spend Christmas in Princess Elsa and Anna’s World from the Disney Movie...

Spend Christmas in Princess Elsa and Anna’s World from the Disney Movie Frozen

Experience the wonderful sights that encompassed the heart-warming Disney characters of Princess Anna and Princess Elsa, in the much loved family film Frozen.... Read more

Festival season has begun

By Ashley Peachey - 02nd July 2014
in Cultural Experiences

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Festival season has begun

With Worthy Farm opening its gates this week for the highly anticipated Glastonbury Festival, we thought it would be a great time to look into less well-known festivals around the world.... Read more

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

Highlights of the Cycling Tour of Bhutan

Highlights of the Cycling Tour of Bhutan

Clients Jane and James have recently returned from our Cultural Cycling Tour of Bhutan. Jane described the cycling as a "fantastic way to see the country, get off the beaten track and... Read more