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Holiday destinations

Partners and Links

Travel Shows

The Times Destinations Holiday and Travel Show

We support the Destinations Travel Show at Earls Court in London.
http://www.destinationsshow.com/

Travel Associations

Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

Mountain Kingdoms is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators - AITO is the Association for independent and specialist holiday companies. Member companies, usually owner-managed, strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service. The Association encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating, please see AITO's Quality Charter for more details.
http://www.aito.co.uk/

Air Travel Organiser's Licencing (ATOL)

ATOL is a financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. If an ATOL tour operator fails, the ATOL scheme ensures customers contracted with the ATOL holder for an air package or a flight, do not lose the money paid over or are not stranded abroad. Mountain Kingdoms flight inclusive holidays are fully bonded with ATOL. Our land only holidays are covered by a bond secure with ABTOT
https://www.caa.co.uk/atol-protection/


Charities & Other Organisations

Kidasha - Children’s Charity

Kidasha is a UK-registered charity that supports severely disadvantaged children living in crisis and chronic poverty in Nepal. They focus on those children beyond the reach of existing services and support. Established in 1997, Kidasha empowers communities and implements projects on a local level.
https://www.kidasha.org/

The Ginette Harrison School

Ginette, a former trek leader for HK, was unquestionably the most accomplished woman mountaineer Great Britain has ever produced. Tragically she died in an avalanche while attempting Dhaulagiri in 1999. A school has been built near Kathmandu in her name and to keep it running we are looking for people who would like to adopt a child at the school.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust was established in England in 1969. Its remit is to provide financial, medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkha ex-servcemen of the British Army and their dependants after they have returned to their homeland of Nepal.
http://www.gwt.org.uk/

The Bhutan Society

The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom was founded on October 6th 1992 in response to the growing connections between the two countries. It aims to encourage and promote knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan, its history and its culture. To encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom. To act as a link between all people, particularly those in the United Kingdom, who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan and to promote and foster good relations between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom.
http://www.bhutansociety.org/

The Himalayan Club

The Himalayan Club works to encourage and assist Himalayan travel and exploration, and to extend knowledge of the Himalaya and adjoining mountain ranges through science, art, literature and sport. Our MD, Steve Berry, is a lifetime fellow of the Himalayan Club.
http://www.himalayanclub.org/

Nepali Children's Trust

The Nepali Children's Trust was set up by Mountain Kingdoms' client, Fran McGowan, in 2005 to support physically challenged children living at the Disabled Newlife Centre (DNC) in Kathmandu. They aim to provide long term, sustainable support and have made a commitment to provide the centre with a new purpose built residential home for the children.
http://www.nepalichildrenstrust.com/

Mountain Heritage Trust

The key role of the Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) is to ensure that Britain's unique & fascinating heritage of the people connected with its mountainous areas are conserved, documented, made accessible and, most importantly, communicated to as wide an audience as possible.
http://www.mountain-heritage.org/

Weather

BBC Weather

World weather forecasts, plus sunshine, rainfall, temperature and other details for major cities across the globe.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

The Met Office

Up to the minute global weather information including satellite imagery.
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

Medical

Fit for Travel

Fitfortravel is a free, interactive, public access website providing up to date health information for the UK public on avoiding illness and staying healthy when travelling abroad. Country specific information on health risks, vaccine requirements and malaria risk are listed.
https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

British Mountaineering Council

Detailed advice from the UIAA Mountain Medicine Centre for climbers and mountain travellers can be found on this site. Go to the site guide, then go to information and finally go to altitude advice service.
http://www.thebmc.co.uk/

High Altitude Travel Advice

Download a free booklet from Medex, giving advice on altitude illness, how to acclimatise and what to do if you become ill. Medex is a research charity dedicated to investigating the mechanisms of altitude related illness.
http://www.medex.org.uk/

Books and Maps

Stanfords

Stanfords are known and respected for being a leading Map & Travel bookshop, with an enormous range of specialist maps, books, globes and travel accessories.
http://www.stanfords.co.uk/

Cordee

For over 25 years Europe’s largest specialist distributor and publisher of outdoor recreation and sports travel guides, maps, videos and multimedia, collected from the world’s specialist publishers and available from one single source of supply.
http://www.cordee.co.uk/

Maps Worldwide

One of the UK’s leading Internet map shops, selling worldwide maps and travel guides on a secure ordering line.
http://www.mapsworldwide.co.uk/

Rough Guides

A collection of easy-to-use travel guides, covering over 200 destinations. Each guide is filled with expert travel advice to help everyone make the most of their trip.
https://www.roughguides.com/

Clothing and Equipment Suppliers

Cotswold Outdoor

Multi-award winning outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, with numerous stores located nationwide and a highly successful online order service. Mountain Kingdoms' clients receive 15% discount off clothing and equipment.
https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/

Ellis Brigham

Established in 1933 and still family owned today, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports are the UK's leading independent outdoor & mountain sports retailer. Mountain Kingdoms' clients receive 15% discount off clothing and equipment.
https://www.ellis-brigham.com/

Snow+Rock

Snow+Rock is one of the country's leading Outdoor Retailers with shops nationwide, a home shopping service and a web shop. They offer a huge range of products and strive to offer the lowest prices anywhere.
https://www.snowandrock.com/

Rab

The world's finest range of high performance clothing and sleeping bags.
https://rab.equipment/uk/

Berghaus

Berghaus is a leading UK outdoor clothing and equipment brand. A full catalogue of products, together with updates on sponsored individuals and expeditions and latest news from the company can be found on their website.
https://www.berghaus.com/

Nomad Travel & Outdoor

Nomad has been kitting out travellers since 1990. Their ethos is the same today as it was then - to ensure every traveller leaves with the correct clothing, equipment and medical supplies for their trip. Nomad also offer a free kit out consultation service at your nearest Nomad store and clinic. <br/><br/> Vaccinations at Nomad By allowing 6-8 weeks for your vaccination programme, you have time to fit in full courses of vaccines where required which provides you with the best possible protection against certain vaccine preventable diseases. If you don't have time to complete courses before you go, you risk travelling with little or even no protection against sometimes high risk diseases. All Nomad nurses are fully trained in travel health and use up to the minute information to ensure you are fully protected.
https://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/

SafariQuip

SafariQuip are experts in travel and outdoor equipment and clothing. They are passionate about supplying gear that you can rely on. Check out their extensive, easy to navigate website. In addition to a wide range of competitively priced gear there is also lots of advice and a really handy link library.
https://www.safariquip.co.uk/

Craghoppers

Travel and outdoor clothing brand, Craghoppers has the gear to take you wherever you want to go. Whether you are trekking in the Himalayas or staying closer to home, Craghoppers clothing is the perfect companion. Technical features include everything from insect repellent to sun protection while the comfort and fit is second to none. To take a look at the Craghoppers range of products call 0870 220 6601 to request a catalogue.
https://www.craghoppers.com/

Satellite Phone Rental

Going on an expedition? Mobell can supply you with a satellite phone that can be used anywhere in the world. They supply phones on two satellite systems, giving global coverage with voice, fax and data transmission.
https://www.mobell.co.uk/

Hireacamera.com

Hire a camera or camcorder for your trek or tour. Hireacamera.com will deliver to your door by next day courier.
https://www.hireacamera.com/

Powertraveller

Powertraveller produce a range of portable travel products to help power your equipment on the move. The powermonkey-eXplorer is an award-winning portable charger for mobile phones, iPod, Handheld GPS units, portable games consoles, Sat Navs and virtually any other 5 volt device. Incorporating a Lithium-Ion battery which can recharge a mobile phone up to 3 times, the powermonkey-eXplorer comes complete with a folding solar panel, a universal mains charger and a whole host of connector tips. <br/><br/> Power Traveller are offering Mountain Kingdoms' customers a 10% discount on all their products via their website by using the code MK10 (case sensitive) at the checkout.
https://powertraveller.com/

General

Wilderness Lectures

These are the best adventure travel lectures in the South-west - a series of fascinating audio-visual presentations, given by widely-travelled explorers, mountaineers and well-known sportspeople.
http://www.wildernesslectures.com/

MD Steve Berry's book 'Straight Up'

Himalayan tales of encounters with bears, escapes from avalanches, summit successes and failures, love stories, mystical connections, Himalayan storms, and grapples with bureaucracy in Steve's book 'Straight Up'.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Straight-Up-Himalayan-Tales-Unexpected/dp/1906148473

Telemark Ski Company

The Telemark Ski Company, run by our friends and regular trek leaders John Eames and Bonny Masson, specialises in Nordic and Telemark skiing and offers fully qualified, professional instruction and leadership.
http://www.telemarkskico.com/

John Shipton Bulbs

John Shipton is the son of the famous Himalayan explorer, Eric Shipton. Besides being a keen mountain man himself, John is a highly knowledgeable botanist and owns his own bulb nursery in South Wales.
http://www.bluebellbulbs.co.uk/

International School of Mountaineering

The world's foremost provider of Alpine mountaineering courses, ski-tours, and Haute Routes across the Alps. Founded 1965, staffed wholly by IFMGA - qualified Guides.
http://www.alpin-ism.com/

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go is a FCO campaign that aims to help travellers have a safe and enjoyable holiday by encouraging them to be better prepared before going.
http://www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mountain Kingdoms are an Accredited IATA agent which gives us access to to book a huge range of international flights. Contact us for a 'flight only' quote.
http://www.iata.co.uk/

Big Wide World Photography blog

Holly Barber of Big Wide World Photography writes a blog about her travels around the world, illustrated with her fantastic photos. Over the past few years, many of her photos have been used in our brochure.
http://www.bigwideworldphotography.com/

Planetstillalive Photography

Marie France Grenouillet has been travelling the world - and taking beautiful photos wherever she goes. Her specialty is wildlife photography, so take a look at her website to see some of the animals and birds you may encounter on our holidays to Bhutan, India, Antarctica and Tanzania.
http://www.planetstillalive.com/asia/bhutan/

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