Please note that you are using a browser that is no longer supported. Please consider viewing this website on another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Skip to main content
Call us: +44 (0) 1453 844400Email us: info@mountainkingdoms.com

Worldwide Small Group and Tailor Made Adventure Travel

Our grading system explained

    Gentle
    Gentle / Moderate
    Moderate
    Moderate / Vigorous
    Vigorous
    Vigorous / Strenuous
    Strenuous
    Expedition Grade

Everest summit success for the Gurkhas

Everest summit success for the Gurkhas

Renowned for their incredible bravery, the formidable Gurkhas now have another achievement to add to their long line of celebrated successes: they've reached the summit of Mount Everest.

In fact, the Gurkha Expedition Team were the first people to summit the world's highest mountain in 2017. As the Expedition Chairman, Brigadier Ian Rigden, proudly said "The aim of the expedition was to place a serving Gurkha on the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time. That the team had achieved this by placing 9 Gurkhas and 4 British team members on the summit is a magnificent achievement. They have made history. Their success is due to hard work, self-belief, true teamwork and outstanding team leadership."

Many congratulations to the summiteers and everyone else involved in creating mountaineering history.

Related News

The Passing of Phuntchok Dawa, King of Padum

The Passing of Phuntchok Dawa, King of Padum

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Phuntchok Dawa, gyalpo (precious ruler) of Padum in the Himalayan kingdom of Zanskar, Ladakh. Phuntchok actually died on 28th May 2023 but the news has only now reached us.

Read more

Half marathon triumph

Half marathon triumph

Three Mountain Kingdoms trekkers swapped their mountain boots for running shoes to compete in the British Trail Running championships in the Forest of Dean half marathon on Sunday 24 March. MK Operations Manager Niki Morgan won a silver medal in her Female Veteran 55 category, completing the testing course in 1 hour 34 minutes and 39 seconds....

Read more

Epic Camping Treks

Epic Camping Treks

There's nothing quite as magical as life under canvas. The chance to reach the wildest, most remote corners of the world and reconnect with the simple pleasures of life is such a rare and rewarding experience. In our latest enews we share our top 5 epic camping trek from Bolivia to Bhutan.

Sign up here to receive our next enews and be kept up to date with all the latest new and destination information. We promise not to bombard you and we will never share your details.

Read more

Back to top