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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

An interview with Linda: Walking in Montenegro

By Mountain Kingdoms - 28th June 2016
in Europe, Europe

An interview with Linda: Walking in Montenegro

In May this year our Operations Assistant, Linda Denniff, joined one of groups heading to the Adriatic coast on our Montenegro Lakes & Mountain walking holiday. A seasoned traveller, Linda has taken many a holiday in Europe, but this was her first to the Balkans region. As soon as she got back to the office we asked her all about her experience and here’s what she told us.... Read more

Tibet Festivals 2017

Tibet Festivals 2017

Summertime sees numerous festivals here in the UK, but it's not just at home where festivals are enjoyed at this time of the year. In Tibet too, June, July and August is a time when several important Buddhist festivities take place and, just like our festivals, they are characterised by music, dancing and great celebrations. ... Read more

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

24 Hours in Thimphu - the Royal Visit to Bhutan

With barely a day dedicated to Bhutan on William and Kate’s tour schedule, there’s hardly enough time for them to leave the ceremonies and speeches behind and experience the Thunder Dragon Kingdom for themselves. But if they could just be regular tourists for a day, how should they spend their 24 hours in Thimphu. Here’s our guide …... Read more

The royal visit to India & Bhutan - Kaziranga National Park

By Mountain Kingdoms - 7th April 2016

The royal visit to India & Bhutan - Kaziranga National Park

As part of their upcoming visit to India and Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend two days in Assam. They will meet local villagers, see young film makers, enjoy festival celebrations and visit world-renowned Kaziranga National Park.... Read more

2015 Photo of the Year Competition

By Mountain Kingdoms - 24th March 2016

2015 Photo of the Year Competition

We had a great response to our 2015 Photo of the Year competition. The standard was impressively high and we received a varied selection of pictures of mountains, wildlife, people and places to choose from. Needless to say there was much debate in the office when it came to shortlisting our five finalists. Here’s our final five with news of the winning photograph.... Read more

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