The Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan are special areas. They are full of soul searching and filling earthy goodness. Experiencing the landscape, history, culture and meeting the locals who live and breathe adventure on a daily basis is inspiring… No better place to embark on adventurous Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan!
The Himalayan Mountains house 10 of the worlds 14 highest peaks, all over 23,000 feet. So if you’re not afraid of altitude sickness or will take the time to adjust to it, planning a Himalayan adventure wedding may be just right for you! Furthermore, the Himalayas span across 1,500 miles from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, China (Tibet), Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Our adventure wedding planning and photography team focuses on Nepal and Bhutan. Not to say we would not venture outside of this for the right couple, but this where we have developed the most unforgettable adventurous elopement itineraries!
Eloping in the Himalayas can mean a lot of things… Such as exploring…
Adventure weddings & Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan have it all, seriously! What types of textures, tones, and locations are most intriguing to you both?
Firstly, when you choose to plan an adventure wedding or elopement in Nepal, you better love to hike or at the very least enjoy being outdoors! As the hiking elopement options are endless and let’s be honest it is such a badass way to get married! The hike, the weather, the people, the views all become part of your adventure wedding day story!
The best time to plan during the months of April to May and then again in October to November. Mainly because it is outside of monsoon season and those months offer better visibility for dry days for hiking journeys. So wait! Now you’re likely wondering how the heck you get to Nepal, right?
Oh la la and we have the answer for you! You’ll want to look to booking flights to the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), is just east of Kathmandu in Nepal. Many long-distance flights to Nepal coming from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania and all likely involve a layover in the Middle East while on the way.
Although Nepal it’s most known for extraordinary hiking and views. There is so much more we would like to bring to your attention to today…
Choosing a Nepal wedding or elopement location is no easy task! The options are abundant and unless you have 100’s of hours to research, hiring an adventure wedding planner who knows Nepal well may be better choice for you. We’d love to share with you some of our experienced insight! Just to get you thinking… A short but amazing list of 4 Nepal wedding locations will surely entice you below!
Within the Chitwan National Park, the Jalbire Waterfall await you. Actually, it is only a 20 minute hike from the Jalbire Temple too! Special note, this location not only requires a paid entrance fee but your Nepal wedding photographer will also need to secure special permit and pay a fee to shoot professional for your adventurous waterfall elopement in Nepal.
Can you imagine jumping into a helicopter at the start of your adventurous elopement in Nepal? What about not only witnessing the view but landing on a nearby mountainside somewhere completely remote to profess your vows to your lifetime love… Then taking a short hike for canyon and more endless Himalaya mountain views! Bliss! And the essence of planning Adventure Weddings & Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan!
A beautiful city sits lakeside within central Nepal, named Pokhara. Imagine being married lakeside in this magical place during your elopement in Nepal! To illustrate, you head out shortly after the sun begins to rise and you take a boat out Phewa Lake or journey to the dock outside of your hotel. You hold your intimate adventure wedding ceremony right there lakeside in Nepal! Has any adventurous elopement couple even done that before?!
Do you love sunrises and hiking? You know, getting that “I earned it” feeling at the top for that indescribable view?! Then Nagarkot may be an ideal place to elope in Nepal for you! Between the months of October-early April you can take the 2 hour ride to the village of Nagarkot then hike. The Nagarkot hiking trail from the village is a panoramic trail where you will see 8 of the 13 Himalayan ranges of Nepal. It is a 12 km trail and you will likely need 3-4 hours to hike it and longer for epic Nepal hiking elopement photographer!
…and numerous other secret offbeat locations you must be a Nepal elopement client before we share with you!
Where to base yourself for your elopement in Nepal can be tricky because it all depends on what is of interest to you! Do you want to spend your days hiking? Exploring? Or enjoying the finer things in life? Maybe a mix of both suits you! Hotel Everest View offers one of the most stunning views in the world, Mount Everest! Imagine waking up and seeing that view on the morning of your adventure wedding in Nepal? #luckyyou! Seems pretty darn ideal location for Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan!
If you seek a place to get lost in the moment, find peace, bask in panoramic views, gain wisdom, and experience rich cultural heritage, eloping in Bhutan may be your perfect place! There is something to be said about being in the midst of the famed Himalayan mountain range. A country where over 600 glacier outlets live alongside 1,000’s of glacier lakes! Following suit, you’ll experience crazy shaped mountains, deep canyons spanning countryside 360 degree views. Opportunities for shorter day hikes versus several days also lay at your feet. Hello Bhutan hiking elopement!
Travelling to Bhutan… How do you get there? Well, you’ll need to take a flight to Paro Airport (PBH). Major cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka and New Delhi are all serviced by Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. But a word of warning… This is not a place you just rent a car and go. It’s a county-wide mandate that if you’re a foreigner exploring Bhutan, you must be accompanied by a licensed guide at all times (there are checkpoints where you will get caught if not). On that same note, there are also restricted areas that require in advance permits.
As a result, if you love luxury hotels… We would love to share a favorite with you! The hotel sits mountainside in Bhutan, Six Senses Bhutan. It’s tagline even boasts, “the happiest place in the world” and we could not agree more! Cannot quite picture yourself planning an adventure wedding or elopement in Bhutan? Allow us to walk you through what Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan, and specifically a schedule based in Bhutan, might look like…
Or you could spend all day trekking to one location for the ceremony and Bhutan wedding photos and call it a day! We’d be happy to help you find the right exciting hike that suits you both!
In conclusion, if you intend on planning an adventure wedding in Asia, in either Nepal or Bhutan you have made an amazing decision! Bravo for being soooo adventurous! Whether you want to plan a hiking elopement full of adventure or would like something slightly lower key and private, our team would love to design custom experience! Elopements in Nepal & Bhutan are our expertise! Please feel free to contact us to get that awesome adventurous elopement conversation started!