Why Honeymoon in Nepal?
Nepal is a paradise for newly-weds to spend an unforgettable holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. However, why should you go to Nepal for your honeymoon? The answer is simple - the romantic setting is unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. The land of Buddha is a favourite honeymoon destination for the love birds indeed!
1. Sightseeing: Nepal has one of the most incredible places to behold. Walk hand in hand with your partner as you stroll along with its mirror-like lakes. The Phewa Lake in Pokhara is a jewel of the city, and you can marvel at the beauty of the Annapurna Range and the Mount Fishtail as you row in the purple boats here. The Kala Patthar is a vantage point to adore the outrageous Himalayas. Spend idyllic moments as you take in the breathtaking views of Gokyo Ri, Sarangkot, Tengboche, Poon Hill and Nagarkot.
2. Adventure Hub: If you want to add some sport to your honeymoon, then Nepal has got you covered. The mountainous terrain is home to a bunch of thrilling and exciting adventure activities - rock climbing, trekking, paragliding, white water rafting and what not! It is time to come out of your comfort zones and indulge in the most exciting sports. Moreover, the thrill gets doubled when you have your loved one by your side. Or you can even challenge him or her in any of these sports. What, say?
Must-do Activities During Your Honeymoon in Nepal
The cyanic waters here are worth a one time visit. As you row across this pristine lake, you will be enthralled by the Annapurna range and the Mount Fishtail in the background. The idyllic setting is superb for a romantic outing. Share the most serene and priceless moments with your other half as you take in the breathtaking sights. Pose for some outstanding pictures and do not miss to pay a visit to the Tal Barahi Temple located on a small mound in the lake.
Location: This stream-fed lake is situated in the south of Pokhara Valley, almost in the centre of the city.
Cost: A boat ride across the lake with a tour guide costs around NPR 500. However, if you simply want to stroll along its banks, you can do it for free.
Best time to visit: March to May is the best time to explore this place.
Of the ten highest peaks in the world, eight lies in Nepal which is why it is a paradise for trekking enthusiasts all over the world. The Himalayan terrain provides for some of the most stunning trekking routes. As you begin on your marvellous journey, you will be in complete awe of the majestic beauty of the Himalayan ranges. Also, the old-fashioned lifestyle of these mountain dwellers will leave you in amazement. The trudge along the snow-covered paths will offer some of the sweetest memories with your partner.
Where to trek: The most popular trekking site in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp followed by the Annapurna Circuit. Stand face to face with the mighty Mount Everest along with your partner and click some really cool pictures. Other amazing treks include the Poonhill trek, the Annapurna base camp, Manaslu Trek, Gokyo trek (east of the Everest Base Camp), Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Makalu base camp and Kanchenjunga.
Cost: The easy treks come at a price ranging between NPR 65,000 and NPR 5,46,000 (for eight to ten days). This is inclusive of permits, a guide, some transport to the trailhead (start of the trek), accommodation and meals (including your guides). If you have a tight budget, you can hire a tour guide from the local trekking agencies daily. This usually costs NPR 6000 to NPR 7000 a day.
Best time: The months of October and November are regarded as the best months to do trekking in Nepal when you can easily spot the tall, lofty peaks. The skies are clear, and your honeymoon cannot get better than this.
Well, Nepal is a shopper's paradise, and it is an utterly joyous feeling to indulge in some serious shopping with your sweetheart! A great way to know each other's likes and dislikes. Or perhaps, you can even buy a lovely present for your better half - a souvenir to remember your entire lifetime. From high-end branded showrooms to imported goods, Nepal has it all. Or are you that kind of shopper who likes to manoeuvre his or her way through the dazzling bazaars and street shops? Malls or tiny nestled shops, this disconcerting country will become one of your favourite shopping destinations.
Where to shop?: Durbar Marg in Kathmandu is the ultimate destination for fashionistas and brand conscious people. Head to The Traditional Craftsman's Colony in Patan to buy some exclusive and enticing Nepalese handicraft items. Kupondole, Lazimpat and Dillibazar are famous for their outstanding boutiques. You can also flock to malls like the Civil Mall, Blue Bird Mall, and Sherpa Mall. Otherwise, go to the New Road in Kathmandu, or Freak Street or Thamel. Also, do drop in at the astounding art galleries in Kathmandu for the world-famous Thangka paintings.
Cost: The branded garments here can be around NPR 3000, whereas small items can come as cheap as NPR 350.
Best time to shop: The shopping season is on in Nepal throughout the year. There is no best time as such because you will be greeted by these amazing shops and malls all the year-round.
Best Romantic Resorts in Nepal
1. Waterfront Resort Hotel
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This four-star hotel has about 52 deluxe rooms with pretty balconies overlooking the idyllic Phewa lake. Your mornings here will be the ones embraced by nature - a strip of golden sunlight from the large windows will alight on your bedroom floor. The friendly staff here are more than willing to tend to each of your needs. The resort has three fantastic restaurants where you can have romantic dinner dates - the Aqua Bird Restaurant, Alfresco and Taal & Taal. Nearby attractions include the Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshwar Cave and the Seti Gandaki Gorge. All the rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioners, and the resort even offers paragliding and horse riding activities. You can also relax in the sparkling pool that the resort has.
Location: The resort is located at Sedi Height on Lakeside Road in Pokhara.
2. Gokarna Forest Resort
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This five-star resort is situated on what earlier served as a hunting ground for the erstwhile kings of Nepal. All the rooms are well furnished, and some even have a traditional Nepali décor to provide a romantic ambience. The highlights include a luxurious herbal bath in each room along with free access to the jacuzzi, swimming pool, gymnasium and morning yoga. The Hunter's Lodge Restaurant, Durbar Restaurant, Club House Restaurant and the 8848 mt bar are exquisite top-notch restaurants in this resort. Do you want to relax in nature's lap? The Adam and Eve and Serenity massage rooms here provide rejuvenation within a deep protected forest. The golf masterpiece here is worth giving a shot.
Location: It is situated deep within the protected Gokarna Forest in Rajnikunj, Gokarna in Kathmandu.
3. Temple Tree Resort and Spa
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This boutique resort keeps up with the western standards combined with a distinct Western Himalayan architecture. Each of its 64 rooms has an en-suite bathroom and a private verandah. The balcony offers mesmerising views of the courtyard and the landscaped gardens. There are three dining spaces to enjoy a romantic dinner - The Tree House, Bay Leaf and the Island Bar. The Spa is perfect to repose surrounded by the nearby Himalayan beauty.
Location: This fantastic resort is located in 6- Gaurighat at Lakeside in Pokhara.
4. Dwarika's Resort
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This is a tranquil Himalayan resort where you will be embraced by mother nature in its most real sense. The suites are meticulously crafted to offer you sublime settings and picturesque views of sunrises and sunsets. There are three types of suites here - Junior, Executive and Royal. Nature's Flavours, Mako's Zen, Poolside Restaurant and Dwarika's Farm are the restaurants which take good care of your balanced diet during your honeymoon. The Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa provides relaxation using Vedic techniques and Buddhist medicines.
Location: This fantastic resort is located in Dhulikhel in Nepal.
5. Eco Resort
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This is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a quiet ambience - just perfect for a romantic honeymoon. The 47 rooms here are of the type of suite, deluxe and standard. The resort even has a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar. Also, you can relax in its yoga hall. The nearby attractions include King's Palace Museum, Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Come here, and you will be delighted with the hospitable staff.
Location: This incredible resort is located at Chibahal Marg, Ward Number: 26, Thamel, Kathmandu.