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Discover the sacred celebrations of a Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a 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

Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

By Mountain Kingdoms - 19th January 2021
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Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

Known also as the Solo Khumbu, the towering mountains of the Everest region are unrivalled in their sheer scale and majesty.... Read more

A beginner's guide to Bhutan

By Mountain Kingdoms - 13th June 2019
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

A beginner's guide to Bhutan

As Bhutan travel experts, with a long-held passion for the country, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to shed some light on this most fascinating Himalayan kingdom. Mountain Kingdoms have been organising cultural tours and walking and trekking holidays to Bhutan for more than 30 years, so we know this beautiful and mysterious country inside out.... Read more

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. When planning a trekking holiday in Nepal there are four main seasons to consider: spring, autumn, winter and monsoon (the summer months). Here’s a brief intro to each.... Read more

Eastern Bhutan - discover the other side of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom

Eastern Bhutan - discover the other side of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom

Our MD, Steve Berry, has recently returned from travelling extensively in the east of Bhutan and wants to share what a fantastic experience the 'other half' of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom is.... Read more

What are the top 10 things to see in Bhutan?

By Mountain Kingdoms - 15th February 2018
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

What are the top 10 things to see in Bhutan?

We’ve been taking travellers to Bhutan for 30 years on treks, tours and Tailor Made holidays, and we’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge about this enigmatic Himalayan kingdom. One of the questions we most often get asked is what are the must see sights of Bhutan? So, here’s our top 10 guide to the unmissable cultural and scenic attractions of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.... Read more

What are the top 10 things to do in Bhutan?

By Mountain Kingdoms - 15th February 2018
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

What are the top 10 things to do in Bhutan?

Whether you’re planning on spending a week or a month in Bhutan you’ll not be short of things to do. It may be small, but the Thunder Dragon Kingdom, is packed with no end of possibilities whether you want to tour the cultural sights, explore the towns, discover the countryside or head to the Himalaya on an adventurous trek. Here’s our guide to the top 10 things to do in Bhutan – but we could have made it a top 100!... Read more

Trekking Guide to Wild Nepal

Trekking Guide to Wild Nepal

Step away from the more popular trekking regions of Everest and the Annapurnas, onto the enticing trails of Wild Nepal, and you may find that you have the path all to yourself.... Read more

Trekking Guide to the Annapurna Region

Trekking Guide to the Annapurna Region

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name meaning Goddess of the Harvests which aptly reflects the beautiful, verdant valleys and fertile terraced fields of this glorious trekking region of Nepal. ... Read more

Trekking Regions of Nepal

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 for travellers and trekkers for many years.... Read more

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