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Overall holiday rating:           4.9

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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.

Monte Rosa Rando          

Excellent scenery, wonderful food and friendly family run accommodation

This holiday was a fantastically enjoyable trip. From the initial contact with "Mountain Kingdom" through to the return, everything was faultless. At every stage, we enjoyed a positive experience. The guides, food, and accommodation met and for the most part, far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to get into the mountains without undertaking a mountain climbing adventure.

Three Peaks of the Balkans          

The Accursed Mountains

An amazing trek. Wonderful scenery with row upon row of fantastic mountains stretching into the distance, plus deep gorges, fertile valleys and historic towns. The wild flower meadows and hill slopes were covered in Gentians, Cowslips, varieties of Orchids, Thyme and many more species too numerous to mention. A particular delight was the Mountain Tea that our hosts made from all the herbs in their meadows. Our guide, Semir was excellent, very caring and knowledgeable. The local families that we stayed with were so friendly and served us some wonderful food made from their own or local produce. Yes, the days were long and, at my advanced years, at times the trekking pretty strenuous getting up over the high passes or climbing a peak. However, I would not have missed it for the world. My advice to anybody would be to forget other popular European destinations and go to the Balkans whilst it is still quiet and unspoiled.

Makalu Base Camp Trek          

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Quite simply this is one of the best, most spectacular and rewarding treks in the world. The scenery as you approach the base camp in mesmerising in its grandeur and scale. Makalu gradually reveals itself to you as you weave your way round the hillside on your day walking to the base camp, and the view from your lodge at MBC is breath-taking. Crossing the four high passes from Khongma to Dobate is another highlight, providing scenic delights and challenging walking on both the approach and return from the base camp. For the fit, adventurous trekker who seeks out the remoter places and more challenging treks, this one definitely ticks all the boxes and more. Staying in the tea houses was for me, a big benefit too. What they may lack in amenities and sophistication, they gain in charm, character, with warm, friendly hosts and good, simple and nutritious food.

Mera Peak 6,476m / 21,246ft          

Mera Peak 6,476m / 21,246ft

What an amazing experience, with so much in the news at the moment on the Alternative ‘tourist’ trails this one left us spoilt with spectacular scenery and relative quiet. Superb organisation and a fantastic highly experienced crew, we were never in doubt that we were in good hands. I’d highly recommend MK and would certainly use them again, as a first timer on a trek like this it was great to have such thorough organisation

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills          

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills

Everything ran like clockwork and our group of 8 bonded together really well, The food at the lodges was excellent and we particularly enjoyed 'happy hour!' and the fires.

Mount Chomolhari & the Bonte La          

Mount Chomolhari & the Bonte La

I have been incredibly impressed by the level of customer service in the uk. The trip itself was brilliant and again everything ran like clockwork. The whole crew on the trek were amazing. We have trekked in the Himalayas on 4 previous occasions and this was definitely the best experience we have had.

Three High Passes to Everest          

Three High Passes to Everest

We had an excellent guide who looked after us very well. Winter stayed late and there was a lot of snow and a few days of bad conditions. His experience was invaluable in crossing passes.

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills          

Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges, Annapurna Foothills

Excellent staff, accommodation and food. We will definitely be using Mountain Kingdoms again.

Cultural Highlights of Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet          

Cultural Highlights of Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet

The Cultural trip was well planned ,all the tour guides and drivers were excellent.

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