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The Sherpa Culture Museum, Namche Bazaar

By Charlotte Kawecki - 14th March 2013
in The Himalaya

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The Sherpa Culture Museum, Namche Bazaar

Here on the Mountain Kingdoms blog, we like to share knowledge about the cultures of the Himalayan region so that those who set off on one of our treks – whether to Everest Base Camp or any of our other destinations... Read more

Culture On Your Tailor Made Holiday, Bhutan: Tigers Nest Monastery

By Jude Limburn - 19th February 2013
in Cultural Experiences, The Himalaya

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Culture On Your Tailor Made Holiday, Bhutan: Tigers Nest Monastery

A land as beautiful as it is mysterious, Bhutan holds some of the world’s finest and most unspoilt trekking country, making it perfect for adventure lovers. If you’ve got a yearning to visit, whether on one of our... Read more

A Different Way To Everest Base Camp: Three High Passes

A Different Way To Everest Base Camp: Three High Passes

A trek to Everest Base Camp is an experience with no equal, whichever approach you take to the legendary campsite. The most popular route, followed by thousands every year, goes from Lukla to the colourful Sherpa village... Read more

Himalayan Photography: Everest Base Camp In Stunning Detail

By Charlotte Kawecki - 23rd January 2013
in Everest Base Camp, The Himalaya

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Himalayan Photography: Everest Base Camp In Stunning Detail

As anyone who has joined Mountain Kingdoms on an Everest Base Camp adventure will know, there’s nothing that can compare to standing on the slopes of the world’s mightiest mountain. It’s never been easier to get a... Read more

Preparing For Your Mera Peak Expedition: Top Tips

Preparing For Your Mera Peak Expedition: Top Tips

What makes for a successful Mera Peak expedition? At 6,476 metres, Nepal’s highest trekking peak is one of the region’s most rewarding challenges. While the ascent to the summit is not technically difficult, it presents a ... Read more

One Of The Best Views In The Himalayas: Mera Peak Expedition

By Niki Morgan - 03rd December 2012
in Walking and Trekking, The Himalaya

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One Of The Best Views In The Himalayas: Mera Peak Expedition

Wherever you go in the Himalaya, you are sure to be greeted with jaw-dropping vistas – this is, after all, the highest-reaching mountain range in the world, and a region of unsurpassed beauty and wonder.... Read more

What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?

By Kirsty Parsons - 03rd December 2012
in Everest Base Camp, Ask an Expert

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What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?

For many travellers, setting off for Everest Base Camp is a thrilling quest into the unknown – but it’s still nice to know a bit about what to expect, especially when it comes to accommodation.There is a range of... Read more

Last and first steps

By Vaughan Sydenham - 03rd December 2012
in The Himalaya, Guest Bloggers

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Last and first steps

184,999, 185,000….. and last step on the machine! Just 2 days to go until I fly to Kathmandu. It’s come around so quickly and I can’t wait to get going now.  Last minute preparations are nearly complete and most things... Read more

Ama Dablam Base Camp & Beyond

By Vaughan Sydenham - 16th November 2012
in Walking and Trekking, The Himalaya

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Ama Dablam Base Camp & Beyond

Setting off slightly earlier than usual we head gradually upwards across the Imja Dranka river and open Yak pasture towards the enormous Ama Dablam - such a fantastic sight. As we go higher we have great views of the ... Read more

Onwards and upwards - the trek continues

By Vaughan Sydenham - 09th November 2012
in Walking and Trekking, The Himalaya

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Onwards and upwards - the trek continues

We stayed overnight in the pretty village of Pangboche where we have stunning views of Ama Dablam. We are lucky enough to have a wonderful sunset casting an alpen glow over what some say is the most beautiful mountain in... Read more

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