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Olympic inspiration for Vaughan

By Vaughan Sydenham - 3rd August 2012
in Guest Bloggers

Olympic inspiration for Vaughan

32,161, 32,162 ... Less steps and more biking this week but I did feel inspired by the Olympic opening ceremony to break my own personal best by completing 1,750 steps in one session - no medal ceremony for me though!... Read more

One Step at a Time to Ama Dablam

One Step at a Time to Ama Dablam

It seems like a long time ago that I booked this trek but its now less than 3 months away! I usually try to be an early booker so I have something to look forward to for longer and having a date in my diary means my ... Read more

Holidays to Burma: What You’ll See on a Phongun Razi Trek

Holidays to Burma: What You’ll See on a Phongun Razi Trek

For many, the Himalaya are synonymous with Nepal, but let’s not forget the other countries that these majestic mountains extend into – there’s so much variety and wonder in the ... Read more

Ama Dablam Blog

Ama Dablam Blog

Mountain Kingdoms welcomes client Vaughan Sydenham as guest blogger. Vaughan will be blogging about his forthcoming Mountain Kingdoms trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (Oct 2012) in the Nepal's Everest region... Read more

Holidays in Burma: Meet the Lisu

Holidays in Burma: Meet the Lisu

If you’re heading to the Burmese Himalaya on our Mount Phongun Trek, there’s a lot to look forward to – the lush jungles full of wonderful flora and fauna, the sense of treading where few other travellers have gone... Read more

Everest Base Camp Trekking Record Set by 7-Year-Old Boy

Everest Base Camp Trekking Record Set by 7-Year-Old Boy

Heading out on an Everest Base Camp trekking adventure is a big challenge for many, but a rewarding one too, as seven-year-old Aryan Balaji found out recently. After a two-month training period and a strenuous trek,... Read more

Everest Base Camp: Trek Target… or Marathon Starting Line?

Everest Base Camp: Trek Target… or Marathon Starting Line?

Just a few weeks ago, as seasoned climbers and first-timers alike were completing their successful attempts at an Everest Base Camp trek, another group of adventurous spirits were going in the opposite direction... Read more

An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

One of the joys of Everest Base Camp trekking is the chance to get to know Sherpa culture, their hospitality, traditions and – if you’re lucky enough to be making your trek at the right time of year – their festivals.... Read more

Born to Climb: the Himalayan Tahr

Born to Climb: the Himalayan Tahr

Tenacious, sure-footed and rugged – no, it’s not a seasoned mountaineer embarking on an Everest Base Camp trek; it’s the Himalayan tahr, a large goat-like creature that makes its home on the mountain slopes of the... Read more

Gems of Burma – Inle Lake

By Jude Limburn - 12th June 2012
in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia

Gems of Burma – Inle Lake

While holidays to Burma bring a wealth of new experiences and jaw-dropping sights, Inle Lake often stands out to travellers as a place like no other – almost a world unto itself. Home to the Intha people, it has a... Read more

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