Honeymoon experience for adventurous couples: trekking in Nepal review

In high spirits on the Himalayan trails | Sally Dobromilsky
In high spirits on the Himalayan trails | Sally Dobromilsky

Read about how a couple made their honeymoon into a bucket list experience in Nepal's Himalayas.

When Ben and I decided to make our Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar Trek with World Expeditions our honeymoon we knew we were putting our adventurous faith in this company to give us the experience of a lifetime.

We were looking for an adventure to match our marriage in magnitude and spirit.

From the moment we arrived in Kathmandu and were greeted by the first of many exceptional World Expeditions staff we knew we had made the right decision. Every single staff member that we met was refreshingly positive, so incredibly knowledgeable (a good thing when you find yourself in an exotically unfamiliar country), and clearly have our enjoyment and safety at the heart of all that they did.

The beauty of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu |  <i>Sally Dobromilsky</i>

Highlights From a Honeymooner’s Perspective: Travelling with World Expeditions Review

The comfort and luxury of the Raddison Hotel was an indulgent escape from the chaos of the local streets. Ben and I thrilled in the vibrancy of life around Thamel by day, retreating to the Raddison’s rooftop garden terrace for carb loading and honeymoon beers as a short-lived post-wedding celebration prior to the mind-blowing flight that is the transfer from Kathmandu to the trekking region.

Landing in Lukla, alongside other groups of trekkers, it was immediately apparent that we were with a top-end travel company.

The service that World Expeditions provides ensures that their clients are comfortable, satisfied and can focus on the adventure at hand as we knew our needs would be well and truly thought of.

Nepali guides, porters and staff

Our guide, with over 30 years of trekking experience, instilled in us the same quiet confidence that he had already forged in our ability to enjoy our trek. Manzoor was the perfect coach for this adventure, striking the right balance of providing the facts and technical prep that we needed for every section of the trek, while also generously encouraging our individual journeys – personal challenges and all.

No baggage (literally or figuratively) seemed too unwieldy for this man of the wild, who expertly helped each member of our small group navigate the glorious intensity of this mental and physical epic. The same can be said for the team that trekked with us; our Sherpa Dinesh, Sarder Padam, the kitchen crew and porters.

Their warm humour, hospitality and general legendary natures have imprinted in my mind the camaraderie that is unique to those drawn to the Himalayas, and which I feel so privileged to have witnessed.

Travelling with like-minded travellers

While we were a small group, our chatter was mighty, and as we made our way through Sagarmatha National Park toward Mount Everest, we struck conversations with dozens of trekkers, comparing stories and sharing encouragement.

Trekking with a dream team to Everest Base Camp |  <i>Sally Dobromilsky</i>

Staying in private eco campsites in the Everest region

While most folks thought we were crazy to be camping in tents most of the way, we were not so quietly confident that we were hands-down having the best experience.

Arriving at camp at the end of a rewarding day on the track to a warm tent, with a bowl of hot water to wash the day away, a cup of tea and cosy dining rooms to sit and banter in was bliss.

Himalaya grade sleeping bags and comfortable beds gave all of us revitalising sleep night after night; let the chorus of impressive snoring be testament to the fact that we were all warm and snug.


As we reached the highest altitudes toward the top of our trek, we took on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sleeping in the tea houses. Let’s just say we were all so glad to return to camping again on descent!

This trek is for adventurous souls who want to revel in playing with Mother Nature’s limits; however travelling with a company such as World Expeditions ensures that the challenges of the trek remain in the battle with body, mind and wilderness, not logistics.

Magical Himalayan landscape on the Everest Base Camp Trek |  <i>Sally Dobromilsky</i>

Words by Sally and Ben Dobromilsky

Nepal, Himalayas, Everest Base Camp, trekking, EBC, traveller review

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