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6Download holiday itineraries fromwww.mountainkingdoms.come: info@mountainkingdoms.comTailor Made holidays, Private Departures and trip extensions Why not consider a personalised holiday created especially for you by one of our well travelled Tailor Made experts? We offer:? Personal care from a named Operations Manager? Free B&B night in the Cotswolds to discuss ideas? Generous loyalty discount for past clients? Over 23 years of worldwide trek and tour experience? Competitive pricing to suit your budgetWe can organise Tailor Made holidays for individuals, groups of friends, families, honeymooners, charities, schools, clubs and societies; in short, anyone who prefers to fix their own dates and, with our help, plan their own itinerary. Tailor Made holidays can be created from scratch or based on one of our brochure trips with variations in dates or itinerary to suit you. Costs will depend on the standard of hotels and airlines chosen but are not necessarily much higher than for an equivalent brochure departure and can be tailored to suit a specified budget. A selection of extension ideas can be found on our Adventure Holiday pages at Alternatively call us on 0845 330 8579.If you would like to upgrade your international flight, please contact our Flights Manager, Malcolm Rutter. Nepal: Royal Chitwan or Bardia National Park safaris; Seti river rafting; spectacular Everest flight Bhutan: Upgrade to a stylish hotel India: Taj Mahal and Agra; the Palace on Wheels train; Kaziranga National Park safari; upgrade to a luxury hotel China: Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an Ecuador: Galapagos Islands cruise Chile: Easter IslandPeru: Lake Titicaca Venezuela: Los Roques beaches; Los Llanos Wildlife Reserve Tanzania: Safaris and Zanzibar Egypt: Red Sea diving; Valley of the Kings New Zealand: South Island extensionTravelling as just a couple or with a group of friends doesn't have to be a lot more expensive than joining one of our group holidays. Throughout this brochure you will find prices for 2011 Private Departures which can be taken at any time throughout the year. Prices are per person, 'Land Only' and based on a minimum of two people sharing. There is also a 'Flights from' price to give you an idea of how much it might cost to book a flight through Mountain Kingdoms. Please note that flight prices can vary considerably by season.We offer Private Departures for the following holidays:All the young people who have travelled with Mountain Kingdoms have returned with a huge enthusiasm for the outdoors. Discovery Expeditions awaken curiosity about other cultures, improve individual self-esteem, generate new friendships and, above all, expedition members arrive home with a new found passion for the world in which they live. We understand just how busy today's teachers and youth leaders are, and aim to minimise the time, stress and effort required in organising a trip. We also support them in managing the responsibility associated with leading a group of young people on adventurous activities overseas. A host of state, private and grammar schools have trekked with us over the years in addition to a number of Scout and Air Cadet groups. Recent groups include Chipping Sodbury Scouts, Bryanston School, Worcestershire Girl Guides, Great Sankey High School, Torpoint School and Poltair Community School. If you would like to know more about Discovery Expeditions, or discuss a particular itinerary, please email: or call us on: 01453 844 400 or 0845 330 8579 (local call rate, UK only) Discovery Expeditions for Schools, Colleges & Youth GroupsOver the past 23 years we have organised adventurous trips for schools and youth groups to a variety of destinations. This experience forms the basis of our Discovery Expeditions, aimed at 15-25 year olds, with a range of exciting treks and tours across the world's major mountain ranges. Chipping Sodbury Scouts, Simon KilburnPrivate DeparturesOne of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made itinerary is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect tailored holiday, we are offering to host you for one night, with bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. We will then arrange for you to meet a member of our team with whom you can talk through trek options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination. Please note that this offer is applicable for one or two people sharing, on a single weeknight only. You may however wish to extend your stay at your own cost to explore the Cotswolds.Stay for free in a Cotswold B&BIf you are interested in a Tailor Made holiday please email us at or give us a call on 0845 330 8579 with your ideal dates and holiday ideas, and we'll help you plan your perfect holiday. Trip Extensions, Hotel and Flight UpgradesMr & Mrs Stallion, BhutanFirst Class Tour of Bhutan Bhutan 13Gentle Trekking, Lodges & Hotels, Bhutan Bhutan 14First Class Tour of Nepal Nepal 26Everest Base Camp Nepal 30First Class Tour of Rajasthan India 42Markha Valley Trek India 43Cultural Highlights of Cambodia Cambodia 51Mount Fansipan Adventure 3,143m/10,308ft Vietnam 52Classic Inca Trail Peru 58Kilimanjaro Ascent 5,892m/19,443ft Tanzania 65A Winter Walk in Morocco Morocco 68Mount Toubkal Ascent 4,167/13,750ft Morocco 69Milford Track & Abel Tasman New Zealand 71 Holiday name Country Page

7telephone: 0845 330 8579 (local call rate, UK only)international telephone: +44 1453 844 400www.mountainkingdoms.comAward winning responsible tourism At Mountain Kingdoms we are committed to Responsible Tourism through policies and practices which permeate all aspects of our business, ensuring that all our holidays are undertaken in a way which is socially, environmentally and culturally sound. Responsible Tourism remains at the very core of everything we do as a tour operator. We feel strongly that all of our holidays should benefit the local communities, protect the environment by minimising pollution and respect local traditions, religion and heritage. We tread lightly - low volume, low impact holidays are the best way of preserving the beautiful and fragile places we visit. Mountain Kingdoms has a top five star rating for sustainable tourism from the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) and is a previous winner of the prestigious annual AITO Responsible Tourism award. We believe that responsible tourism is about more than just policies. It involves giving something tangible back to the communities that we visit. Here are a few examples of our recent and ongoing work:Northpoint School, Nepal Since 2005, Mountain Kingdoms has been working with SHIVA Charity to support Northpoint English School, near Bhaktapur, Nepal. To date we have raised over £10,000 through a host of fundraising activities and client donations. These funds have been used to help with building new classrooms, a walled playground and library, and to purchase nursery class furniture and computers. Porter Welfare In conjunction with Tourism Concern, we have drawn up comprehensive guidelines for porters' rights and working conditions which our agents are obliged to adhere to. The welfare of our local trekking staff is of great importance to us, and we try our best to ensure they have appropriate clothing, shelter and footwear on all our trips. The post-trip questionnaire we send to all clients asks for feedback on the welfare of our trekking staff, and any reported concerns are swiftly acted upon.Simien Mountain Mobile Medical Service The Simien Mountain Mobile Medical Service, set up by a Mountain Kingdoms client, delivers essential medical care at no cost to remote villages in the Simien Mountains. A qualified Ethiopian nurse travels from village to village giving general medical care and providing health education. Mountain Kingdoms donated £600 in 2010 to help establish this project.Ladakh Flood ReliefAs a response to the devastating floods in Ladakh in August 2010, Mountain Kingdoms donated £1,000 to the flood victims through Save the Children. The Bridge Project, ZanskarInitiated by Mountain Kingdoms MD, Steve Berry, this unique project is raising money to build rare Zanskari bridges of interwoven twigs, with the aim of keeping ancient Zanskari traditions and culture alive. Over £3,000 has been raised to date through generous donations. Carbon Offsetting Working with the Tourism Industry Carbon Offset Service (TICOS) we offset the carbon emissions for every Mountain Kingdoms holiday that includes a flight, as well as for staff and trek leader flights. TICOS is an industry-wide programme supported by international agencies such as UNESCO and bodies such as AITO. Since 2009 we have raised £7,000 for TICOS, with money primarily being allocated to the Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, a charity we have worked with for many years. Other charities supported by Mountain Kingdoms ? Dental Project, Peru ? The LATA Foundation ? Druk White Lotus School, Leh, Ladakh ? The Michael Aris Memorial Trust, Tibet ? The Tibet Foundation ? The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom ? Jimmy Roberts Memorial Fund, Nepal ? Everest Memorial Trust, Nepal ? The Gurkha Welfare Trust ? Global Action Network ? The Nepali Children's Trust ? KINOE ? Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust ? Ginette Harrison Memorial Fund ? Village Education Project KilimanjaroIf you would like to find out more about any of these projects, please contact our Responsible Tourism Manager, Niki Morgan: increasing number of our trips are now organised in conjunction with local community projects. Trekking holidays are known for offering a great insight into everyday life and culture but these special holidays bring you as close as possible to local people and maximise the benefit your holiday will bring to their community:? The Treasure Discoverer's Trek - the Nabji Trail, Bhutan Page 17. A unique trip, where a different village each day provides a guide, porters and food for the trek. We pay the villages direct for these services, ensuring the money goes back to the community.? Hidden Village Trek, Langtang, Nepal Page 36. Spend a few days in a rural Himalayan village and take part in activities in the fields and local homes, or simply observe everyday life. This holiday includes a $200 donation to a charity supporting education, healthcare, and cultural heritage in the village in which you stay.? Mekong and Minorities Eco Trek, Laos Page 50. On this trek we stay in simple lodges or village houses and enjoy meals prepared by local families - porters, guides, food and accommodation are all organised by the villagers. The money goes directly to the communities through which we pass.? Egypt & the Summits of Sinai Page 64. Through the local guides who lead us to our restored 'garden' campsites we experience and support a sustainable tourism project for the Jabaliyya Bedouin.Further information on these holidays can be found on the relevant page of this brochure and the associated holiday itinerary, downloadable from our website. Some key initiatives and organisations that we support: Holidays that operate through local community projects: About Mountain KingdomsClient Kate Wright volunteers to help with the Ladakh flood relief effort