Couple watching sunset in Himalayas, Mount Everest National Park

With its remote peaks, sumptuous hotels and secluded safari parks, Nepal is the romantic destination of choice for discerning adventure seekers. Sporty couples can trek together to the top of the world, nature buffs can track tigers on a safari for two, while luxury-lovers can simply settle back and enjoy the view. Here are the activities that take a Nepal honeymoon to soaring heights of romance.

Tiger spotting in Chitwan

Nepal Honeymoon | Tiger Safari

Straddling the border with India, Chitwan National Park is a trove of tigers, rhinos and leopards, not to mention the flurries of birds and butterflies. Meghauli Serai, set in the heart of it, is an exclusive base for a Nepal honeymoon safari. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wilderness and wake up to glittering views of the Rapti River and the jungle beyond.

Soar above Everest in a private plane

Nepal Honeymoon | Everest

The most dazzling way to experience the grande dame of the Himalayas is from above. Step aboard our chartered flight for a panoramic, bird’s eye view of Mount Everest. Camera at the ready: that moment when the sun catches the Himalayas’ highest peak is the highlight of a luxury holiday in Nepal.

A trek for two in the Himalayas

Nepal Honeymoon | Hike

A Nepal honeymoon is, of course, synonymous with a trek à deux in the Annapurna range. Allow us to take care of all the fine details, including the best guides in the country, so you can get on with enjoying those spectacular views together.

Glide out across Phewa Lake       

Nepal Honeymoon | Boats on Phewa Lake

Pokhara is a pretty, vibrant little town on the shores of Phewa Lake, and every Annapurna trekking experience necessitates a stop here. Admire the resplendent surroundings from the best vantage point: on a boat for two in the middle of Phewa Lake.

Visit the tallest temple in Nepal

Nepal Honeymoon | Nyatapola Temple

The labyrinthine lanes of old temple town Bharatpur are a must for a honeymoon in Nepal. Head off on foot to visit its ancient sites, including the country’s tallest temple, Nyatapola. At 30m above the square, it’s a steep ascent but its three centuries of history and soaring views from the top are worth the effort.

Stroll through the Garden of Dreams

Nepal Honeymoon | Garden of Dreams

If not just for its name, take an evening stroll, hand in hand, through the pavilions and pergolas of the Garden of Dreams. This stately little patch of Kathmandu is an oasis from the busy streets beyond, with plenty of neo-classical follies set amid the manicured lawns for a romantic tryst.

Enjoy dinner for two at Kaiser Café

Kaiser Restaurant Nepal Honeymoon

One of the Garden of Dreams’ highlights is Kaiser Café, with soothing views across the gardens offering welcome respite from the city’s hustle. Settle back to enjoy continental dishes with an Austrian slant. For dessert, share a sachertorte – the richest in Kathmandu.

Stay at Dwarika Resort

Nepal Honeymoon | Dwarika's Resort

Finish the trip with a flourish at Dwarika Resort in Dhulikhel. With yoga, Ayurvedic treatments and spectacular cuisine all served overlooking the mountains, it’s a romantic and relaxing finale to a spectacular Nepal honeymoon.

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