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Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a vibrant 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

Sue Lawty's Wild Zanskar Adventure

Sue Lawty's Wild Zanskar Adventure

Back in August 2018, Mountain Kingdoms Trek Leader Sue Lawty led our epic 32 day trek of Wild Zanskar. Here's what she and the members of the group had to say about their truly unforgettable adventure.... Read more

Our tips for the top – how to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Our tips for the top – how to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

With nine intrepid celebrities preparing to climb Kilimanjaro for the Big Red Nose Challenge, we thought we’d share some tips from our own Kili experts, to help them reach the summit. Mountain Kingdoms team members Seraphina, Harry and Kerry have all made it to the top of Africa’s highest mountain.... Read more

Put a spring in your step - our favourite walking holidays for the springtime

By Mountain Kingdoms - 5th February 2019
in Walking & Trekking

Put a spring in your step - our favourite walking holidays for the springtime

If you've got the winter blues and are craving sunny days and long, languid walks don't despair. Spring is just around the corner. And here are some of our favourite springtime walking and trekking holidays to inspire your holiday planning.... Read more

Our top challenges for 2019

By Mountain Kingdoms - 22nd January 2019
in Travellers' Tales

Our top challenges for 2019

As you enter January and look ahead to the coming months, it’s the perfect time to set new challenges to improve mind, body and spirit. Whether you want to be fitter and healthier, step out your comfort zone, try something completely new or just have more fun there’s no better way to broaden your horizons and achieve new goals than through travel... Read more

Where to see the wildlife of David Attenborough’s Dynasties

By Mountain Kingdoms - 5th December 2018
in Africa and the Middle East

Where to see the wildlife of David Attenborough’s Dynasties

If, like us, you have been riveted, moved, and inspired by David Attenborough’s extraordinary series, Dynasties, read on to find out where you can experience your own wildlife encounters with the rare and remarkable creatures featured in the series.... Read more

Painted Wolves Factfile

By Mountain Kingdoms - 29th November 2018
in Africa & the Middle East

Painted Wolves Factfile

Little known or understood, especially in comparison to the animal superstars of the African bush, painted wolves, or wild dogs, are finally gaining worldwide attention. No more so than this weekend when David Attenborough’s highly acclaimed new series on BBC1 – Dynasties - follows two packs of painted wolves in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. ... Read more

2017 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 11th April 2018

2017 Photo of the Year Competition

This year we have received a fantastic selection of images from your adventures around the world. Our five final photos perfectly reflect our range of travel experiences, from a traditional festival in Bhutan to a Polar cruise through Antarctica. It proved a challenge for us in the office to pick just five images from the fabulous array of photographs we received this year, however, we got there in the end, and as you can see, our final shortlist is very impressive!... Read more

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations

By Mountain Kingdoms - 22nd March 2018

Everest 60th Anniversary Celebrations

The mighty Mount Everest is well known as the highest mountain in the world – 8,848m / 29,029ft. The 29th May 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. To celebrate this occasion, we have put together some interesting facts and stories - one per day, following our Everest Base Camp Anniversary Trek itinerary alongside events that happened over 60 years ago. ... 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

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