blog

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

Comment (0)

Your comment will be visible after the administrator's approval.







b i u quote


Save Comment
Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Youth Adventures"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Youth Adventures</div>
World Youth Adventures is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips