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Top 10 Himalayan Trekking Holidays

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 valleys, sparkling rivers, dramatic glaciers and azure lakes. Alongside the endlessly stunning scenery is a wealth of cultural interest, evidenced by the variety of language, dress, customs and beliefs of the people that call the Himalaya home.... Read more

10 things you should know about the Galapagos Islands

By Mountain Kingdoms - 1st September 2017
in The Americas, The Americas

10 things you should know about the Galapagos Islands

A mesmerising volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands is known as one of the world's leading destinations for wildlife-viewing. Check out our top 10 facts about the unrivalled Galapagos…... Read more

Galapagos holidays with a difference

Galapagos holidays with a difference

Operations Manager, Liz Noakes, travelled to South America last month to experience our Gentle Walking Ecuador & Land Based Galapagos holiday. Here she reflects on her time on the Galapagos and the perspective gained exploring these unique islands on foot... Read more

2016 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 3rd May 2017

2016 Photo of the Year Competition

What an impressive range of images we had to choose from for our 2016 Photo of the Year Competition. A big thank you to everyone who entered. You truly surpassed yourselves this year with some really wonderful photos of landscapes, people and wildlife from your amazing adventures.... 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

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 get off the beaten track, here’s our top 10 reasons why the Annapurnas should always be top of your trekking wishlist.... Read more

Our travel highlights of 2016

By Mountain Kingdoms - 29th December 2016
in Travellers' Tales

Our travel highlights of 2016

The Mountain Kingdoms team have been looking back on some of their favourite travel moments from 2016. Here's a selection of our highlights.... Read more

An interview with Seraphina: conquering the three peaks of the Balkans

An interview with Seraphina: conquering the three peaks of the Balkans

In June this year our Reservations Manager, Seraphina Berry, completed a recce trek of our new Three Peaks of the Balkans trekking holiday. This made her one of a very select band of trekkers who have walked along the Balkans Peace Trail which straddles the mountains of Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro.... Read more

Liz's Arctic Adventures

By Mountain Kingdoms - 4th August 2016

Liz's Arctic Adventures

Our Polar Operations Manager, Liz Noakes, is currently in the Arctic on our Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth cruise. Sailing for 10 nights aboard the M/S Expedition ship, around the Svalbard Archipelago and Spitsbergen, Liz is sending back daily bulletins of her exciting adventures. ... Read more

Where to see big cats in the wild - our top 5 destinations

By Mountain Kingdoms - 27th July 2016

Where to see big cats in the wild - our top 5 destinations

It’s International Tiger Day this week which got us talking about some of our big cat ‘encounters’ and where we thought the best places were to see big cats in the wild. Although tigers, and other big cats, are highly endangered, you have a reasonable chance of seeing them in their natural habitat in certain national parks and protected wildlife reserves. But, you have to be extremely lucky to catch a glimpse of a big cat completely in the wild.... Read more

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