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Happy Birthday to the Dragon Prince

Happy Birthday to the Dragon Prince

Warmest congratulations to Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Dragon Prince of Bhutan, who is celebrating his first birthday on the 5th February. To mark the occasion, his proud parents have released a new photo of their young prince, and doesn’t he look handsome in his little yellow gho.

To mark his birth last year, numerous celebrations and commemorations took place across the Thunder Dragon Kingdom in keeping with guiding principle of Gross National Happiness: Restoration work began on the historic Drukgyal Dzong in Paro, 108,000 trees were planted across the kingdom and numerous festivities and sacred ceremonies were held.

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Summer with a difference

Summer with a difference

Want to do something more adventurous for your summer hols? Then it’s time to step out of the ordinary with Mountain Kingdoms. In our latest enews we offer off-the-beach-tours, flip-flop free treks and wonderful walking holidays without a sea view in sight!

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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.

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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....

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