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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

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

Sue Lawty's Wild Zanskar Adventure

Sue Lawty's Wild Zanskar Adventure

Back in August 2018, Mountain Kingdoms Trek Leader Sue Lawty led our epic 32 day trek of Wild Zanskar. Here's what she and the members of the group had to say about their truly unforgettable adventure.... Read more

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Get a taste of the wonderful Raj marvels and feel like you’re in the movie ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ on our First Class Tour of Rajasthan holiday.... Read more

Steve Berry Returns from Kashmir

Steve Berry Returns from Kashmir

When I was a young boy I used to hear all my father's stories of his expedition to try and make the first ascent of Mount Nun in Kashmir. How as young army officers of the Raj, he and two friends had travelled from Delhi to Srinagar where local dignitaries had loaned them a lorry to get to the road-head, which in 1946 was at Sonamarg. Of how three Sherpas had been employed to join... Read more

Steve Berry in Kashmir

Steve Berry in Kashmir

Last week Mountain Kingdoms' Managing Director, Steve Berry, took off for India where he will spend three weeks following in his father's footsteps in his 1946 expedition to Mount Nun in Kashmir. During his time he will be trekking in his father’s original trek when he attempted Kashmir’s highest peak, Mount Nun, standing tall at 7,135m/23,410ft.... 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

Zanskar twig bridge finished

Zanskar twig bridge finished

2014 has got off to a great start at Mountain Kingdoms - our twig bridge project in Zanskar is complete! Over the past five years Mountain Kingdoms MD Steve Berry has... Read more

Steve to lead new Zanskar trekking expedition

Steve to lead new Zanskar trekking expedition

This August, Mountain Kingdoms MD, Steve Berry, will be leading a Zanskar trekking expedition, in Ladakh, a remote and spectacular region of India, with the aim of crossing a traditional ... Read more

Love is in the (thin) air!

Love is in the (thin) air!

This spring has seen one marriage and two proposals for Mountain Kingdoms staff and clients.Starting in April, our Operations Assistant, April, married her fiancé, Barry,... Read more

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