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Ready when you are - Provisional Bookings, Private Departures & Refund Promise

Ready when you are - Provisional Bookings, Private Departures & Refund Promise

At last the Mountain Kingdoms office is finally starting to look like an office again with more of us back in and working. There is always someone here Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30, so please, make our day and give us a call. We love any excuse to talk travel!

Although none of the team have managed to escape overseas in recent months we have been taking the opportunity to explore closer to home with forays to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Isles of Scilly. But, like many of you who completed our recent Future of Travel survey (thank you!), we’re actually all dreaming of the far flung destinations on our travel wish lists. Hot favourites in the office are Sri Lanka, Italy, Morocco and Nepal. Mmmmm, we can almost smell that fresh mountain air.

So, if like us, you’re almost ready to make travel plans but are rightly still feeling a little cautious, here are a few things that we can offer to help.

No-cost, No-obligation Provisional Booking Service

We all need something to look forward to right now but with all the recent uncertainty of quarantine restrictions and with travel corridors opening (and closing) at the drop of a Transport Minister’s hat, you might not quite be ready to book. As many of you will already know, Mountain Kingdoms offers a Provisional Booking service – just call or email us to make a provisional booking which will hold your place on one of our small group holidays. Provisional Bookings come with no cost and no obligation but can only be held for a limited time.

Call us on +44 (0) 1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Private Departures

Whilst small group holidays offer lots of fun, and the chance to meet fellow travellers, you may prefer not to travel with others right now. Instead, book your own Private Departure of any Mountain Kingdoms group holiday, travelling with just friends or family on a date to suit you. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a fully bespoke holiday why not take advantage of our expert Tailor Made service - speak to one of our well-travelled Operations Managers today.

Our Refund Promise

You may have seen recent stories in the media about travel companies refusing to refund travellers leaving them thousands of pounds out of pocket. Please be reassured that if we are unable to operate your holiday due to FCO travel advice, or destination or airline schedule restrictions, we will cancel your holiday, and, if you don’t wish to transfer to a later departure or choose an alternative holiday, we will offer you a full refund. Unlike other companies, we have been providing no-quibble refunds from the start of the pandemic as per the European Travel Package Regulations 2018. We will continue to do so, and as a full-bonded company – ATOL 2973 and ABTOT – we offer complete financial security.


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2021 Photo Competition Winner

2021 Photo Competition Winner

We had a superb shortlist of monthly winners from which to select our travel photo of the year, but after much deliberation and debate our winner was this stunning festival image taken in Ladakh by Chris Martin. We all just loved the colour, movement and energy of the dancers, as well as the technical achievement in capturing that moment. Chris has told us how he did it...

'I was travelling with my American photo friend and we had hired a 4x4 in Leh to drive us to spend a couple of nights in Lamayuru. We were up at first light to walk up to the Monastery. We were lucky to be the only foreigners on site amongst a small group of local villagers. Suddenly out of a doorway in the courtyard came monks dressed in amazing finery. They then started to dance in total silence. The only sound was the swooshing of their garments ! It was quite eerie ! The dance went on for around ten minutes in which time I managed to acquire some interesting pictures.'

Many congratulations to Chris, his prize is £250 towards a Mountain Kingdoms holiday. We look forward to seeing what brilliant images he captures on his future travels.

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Costa Rica and the Green Planet

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Winner of the Earthshot prize, Costa Rica plays a starring role in David Attenborough’s new, ground-breaking natural history series due to its extraordinary bio-diversity and conservation credentials. Watch Green Planet on BBC1 on Sunday evenings to see some of the country’s amazing plants and creatures including millions of fungus-feeding, leafcutter ants that form an essential role in the ecosystem of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest.

If you’d like to discover Costa Rica for yourself there is availability on both of this year’s departures of our Gentle Walking & Wildlife Costa Rica small group holiday.

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December competition winner

December competition winner

Our final winner for 2022 is Chris Holland with this superb photo of Ama Dablam in the Everest region of Nepal. Not only has Chris captured the beauty of this magnificent mountain but the stupa in the foreground (with its slightly cheeky expression) adds real interest and character as well as a sense of symmetry and scale between the man made and natural worlds. Many congratulations to Chris who wins our last Water-to-Go bottle of the year.

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