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Overall holiday rating:           4.9

Total number of reviews submitted: 923

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Curzon’s Trail & Kuari Pass          

Rain, Rain, Rain !

Despite great organisation by the trek leader and the support team in India our trip was marred by dismal weather from the start with overcast, rain laden skies. That is the chance you take in the mountains, but nevertheless the memory of this holiday is one of saturated clothing and rain pattering on the tent flyleaf !

Druk Path Trek          

Mother & Son Hiking trip - Druk Path Private Itinerary

I don't have the language skills to describe this trip. I have travelled extensively and still, Bhutan was a surprise. Is it the deeply engrained Buddhist culture, the untypical monarchy, the small population wrapped by the mountains, the contract to the surrounding countries? My son had done DofE in his last year at school, enjoyed the walking and we were looking for a trip where the culture would interest both of us with some outdoor challenge before he goes off to university. Mountain Kingdoms listened and put together an ideally tailored trip for us. Lasting memories and a lingering thought provoking experience...this trip was one of the special things in life that money can buy.

Great Wall of China          

Great Wall of China - Private Itinerary

An amazing taste of China, with Beijing, sea and mountains. Our tailor made holiday was everything we wanted and more

Classic Luangwa Walking Safari in Style          

Title is perfect for the trip undertaken.

This was a most memorable experience and I could not have imagined I would see so many wild animals and beautiful birds. I learnt so much about the flora and fauna which can only be done in such detail when walking with guides who have infinite knowledge on their surrounds. I fully recommend this to anyone who enjoys being up close to nature and this is certainly the best way to experience it.

Galapagos Cruise in Style          

Galapagos Cruise in Style

What a fabulous trip! This holiday offers one of the most inspiring experiences of any of Mountain Kingdoms’ many trips. Marvel at the stunning wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, have close encounters with unique birds such as the Blue Footed Booby, meet ancient tortoises and walk through enormous colonies of sea lions, with opportunities to swim with penguins or snorkel amongst exotic fish, all from the comfort of your own premium class yacht.

Galapagos Cruise in Style          

Galapagos Cruise in Style

Everything about the cruise was fantastic. Each day presented a new experience with a variety of activities on offer. Both guides were very good at explaining what would be happening and their insight into the islands and wildlife made each trip a worthwhile experience.

Three Peaks of the Balkans          

Three Peaks

Fantastic trip to this beautiful part of the world. Very well organised from start to finish. Made even better by the amazing Semir! Arguably one of the best guides I’ve ever had in my 12+ years of trekking holidays.

Three Peaks of the Balkans          

Perfect trip to the Peaks of the Balkans

This trip was extremely well organised and the attention to detail was incredible. The flights, the transfers, the luggage porters, every thing went like clockwork. This is an extremely beautiful part of the world and still a developing country (3 countries). The local inhabitants are Unbelievably FRIENDLY and very GENEROUS. We were welcomed as long lost family into their homes. The food and catering was exceptional. Perhaps the most memorable part of the trip will be our Guide, Semir Kardovic, a local lad from Montenegro who must have the largest circle of friends anywhere in the world. Semir is very knowledgeable, on flora, fauna, wild life, the geography of the region and also the history. We arrived as strangers, but left as good friends. Anyone thinking about going on this trip, do it now before it changes!!

Markha Valley Trek          

Fabulous holiday

Took our grown up family of four on our first Mountain Kingdoms holiday to Ladakh and had a superb time in a magical country. Every little pre-holiday query was dealt with swifly by the office and all the pre-trip planning came to fruition. Potential problem with the airline going under a few weeks before the trek was dealt with efficiently and replacement flights an accomodation booked for us with minimum of hassle. The local agent in Leh also looked after us extremely well. Our guide and the camp staff on the trek could not have looked after us better and we felt very spoilt. This was a good thing, as the altitude makes life for the average sea-level person extremely tiring as the air is so thin. We loved the trek and found the culture of Ladakh fascinating. Due to the flight problems, we ended up spending an extra night in Delhi and actually can really recommend this as a holiday finale as it is a complete contrast to the solitude of the mountains.

Gentle Walking Canadian Rockies          

Canadian Rockies

A wonderful walking holiday, in one of the beautiful regions in the world. Some spectacular views and amazing wildlife. If you are looking for a trek without crowds, this is the one for you.

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu          

A really great trek

The Inca Trail is a great trek with really varied scenery, ancient Inca sites to explore and some challenging ascents that give you a real sense of achievement. But walking through the Sun Gate to see Machu Picchu below in all its glory was truly a 'wow' moment - one I'll treasure for a very long time.

Highlights of Bhutan in Style          

Remarkable holiday in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the most intriguing and unique countries you are ever likely to visit. The architecture, festivals, people and their way of life are a joy to experience. And, to do so whilst staying in such fabulous accommodation is just a bonus.

South Inylchek Glacier to Khan Tengri          

Experiencing the majesty of Khan Tengri and South Inylchek glacier in the Tien Shan - Private Departure

A tough and extraordinary experience in the high mountains of the Tien Shan, trekking some 85 km over 7 days, perpetually up and down across rocky moraines, glaciers, and active scree slopes, from altitudes of 2500 to 4100 m. Wonderful scenery in good weather, with 360 degree panoramas of 5000m+ peaks and a geomorphologists dream! Aside from the amazing landscapes, our trekking guide, Vadim, absolutely made the trip for us. Hugely professional, with much experience in the Tien Shan, wonderfully supportive and with a keen sense of fun. Above all, he ensured our safety in so far as possible in this challenging trekking landscape. We are truly delighted we did this trek - a real test of agility and fitness that provides a sense of personal achievement and jaw-dropping awe at one of the earth's great landscapes.

Gentle Walking Eastern Bhutan          

Exploration in Eastern Bhutan

I have enjoyed many wonderful adventures in Eastern Bhutan, and have been struck by how charming the places and people are in this part of the country. There is a tangible atmosphere of days-gone-by, and the scenery is just lovely. I do thoroughly recommend this trip to those people who really like to get off-the-beaten-track!!

Gentle Walking Little Tibet & Indian Himalaya          

Ladakh walking

Each day seemed better than the one before, a superb waking and sightseeing holiday. Just perfect.

Dolomites Circuit Trek          

Dolomites Circuit Trek

The trip was without equal and simply exceptional in every way. The natural topography is stunning, the trails we followed magnificent, the family run Refugio’s with their clean and well equipped bedrooms/dorms and culinary delights could not have been bettered. And to top it all our guide was simply terrific. His infectious knowledge of the Dolomites, its history and their wildlife and flora made our holiday one of - if not the - most memorable treks my companions and I have enjoyed in all the years we have spent in the Alps. We will be trekking with you again soon.

Monte Rosa Rando          

Monte Rosa Rando

What we enjoyed about travelling with Mountain Kingdoms was: the great communication, (before and during the trip.) The prompt and courteous response to questions that left you feeling that you were a valued client and not a number. The flexible way the holiday was modified so we could extend our stay. Really could not have wished for anything more and would recommend "Mountain Kingdom" unreservedly.

Definitive Cultural Tour of Japan          

In-depth tour of Japan

This is a fantastic trip, whether it is your first trip or not. With its varied itinerary, this trip sets to hit all of the main spots as well as those that many tours don’t get to see. Japan really is a country that keeps on giving.

Monte Rosa Rando          

Alpine Meadows

A wonderful walk amongst beautiful woodland and flower-filled meadows in the quiet Ayas valley under the Monte Rosa Massif. Accommodation was mainly in small comfortable friendly hotels where delicious local produce is highly valued. We passed through pretty villages with examples of unusual Walse rural architecture. Some walks involved strenuous climbs and long descents but there were also long stretches beside amazing medieval irrigation channels or Rus. Highlights were a visit to a disused goldmine and the rushing glacier fed stream at the head of the valley - "La Surgente" or Source.

Three Peaks of the Balkans          

Explore the Albanian highland frontier

So many good memories. A select group of trekkers with common goals. An understanding guide with great local knowledge. Mountains like the highlands of Scotland but twice the height, starting from half way up. Loads of colourful wild flowers. There are still elements of rural mountain life as it was, notably subsistence farming and 'meadow' tea to drink, but rapid development of facilities to provide for like-minded trekkers is evident and will provide prosperity for the local people not previously imaginable. A fascinating way to develop an insight into this complex corner of Europe. Go there before it has all changed - it will.

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