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Trekking Regions of Nepal

By Mountain Kingdoms - 07th January 2018
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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... Read more

Top 10 Himalayan Trekking Holidays

By Kirsty Parsons - 01st January 2018
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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... 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

Our top 10 reasons to go trekking in the Annapurnas

By Mountain Kingdoms - 03rd February 2017
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Our top 10 reasons to go trekking in the Annapurnas

Despite the emergence of new trekking regions and routes around the world, the Annapurnas still has masses to offer the keen trekker and outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re a first time visitor to Nepal or an inveterate trekker wanting to... Read more

Tibet Festivals 2017

By Mountain Kingdoms - 21st June 2016
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Tibet Festivals 2017

Summertime sees numerous festivals here in the UK, but it's not just at home where festivals are enjoyed at this time of the year. In Tibet too, June, July and August is a time when several important Buddhist festivities take... Read more

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

By Kirsty Parsons - 08th April 2016
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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... Read more

Prince Harry and the Gurkhas - a brief history

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th March 2016
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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... Read more

Yeti prints on world’s highest unclimbed mountain

By Mountain Kingdoms - 11th February 2016
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Yeti prints on world’s highest unclimbed mountain

Tracks have recently been found next to the highest mountain in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and they may prove that the Yeti still exists. They were spotted by a Bhutanese guide accompanying mountaineer, explorer and Mountain Kingdoms’ Managing Director,... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - On trek

By Kirsty Parsons - 11th February 2016
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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... Read more

Guide to Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Part 1

By Kirsty Parsons - 05th February 2016
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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... Read more