Nepal – Mt Everest & the wedding

1961522_10203238945679724_1359189600_nSo this is our last post featuring Nepal and I have made it short as we are a bit too busy at the moment to go into too much detail – so this is all about the pictures.

They day before the marriage we took an early morning mountain flight over the Himalayas taking off from Kathmandu. The plane was only a 20 seater but the weather was really crisp and clear. The flight was 1 hour and the pilot let all of the passengers pay a few visits to the cockpit for a quick glance out from their perspective. If you visit Nepal and you don’t manage to do a trek at all – go on this flight. It cost less than US $200 per person and that included a taxi picking you up and taking you to and from the airport.

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The endless snow capped peaks of the Himalayas

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From the back this totally could be Jerome flying!!!

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The view from the cockpit. Very ethereal

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Mount Everest at the back there, surprisingly to me not much taller than some of the other peaks.

Jeromes’ brother Sebastian married the beautiful Nepalese Sandhya in a semi-traditional Buddhist ceremony.

There had to be a last minute change of dates and the reception was held at the Raddison Hotel in Kathmandu the day before the wedding in Sandhyas’ hometown of Kirtipur. The reception was a good excuse for everybody to get fully dressed up and celebrate. The women (including myself) wore tailored Saris in vibrant colours whilst the men dressed in smart suits. I was horrified to see my tailored top was only going to cover my boobs and that I was going to bare a lot of skin. In the end I really enjoyed wearing the outfit but I wouldn’t say it’s the easiest thing to pay a visit to the loos in! The hotel was very very posh and it felt like you had stepped out of Nepal and back into Australia, or the UK.

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Showing a bit more flesh than I feel comfortable doing!

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Both families posing together

The wedding was just as vibrant and every single one of the 200+ guests had to personally greet the bride and groom – adorning them with rice tikkas and scarves. This took over 5 hours and I think Sandhya and Sebastian were pretty exhausted at the end of it!

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Sebastian and Sandhya being greeted by their guests

 

 

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One thought on “Nepal – Mt Everest & the wedding

  1. Sandhya

    Where there is a will, there is a way. You guys have proved it true. You guys are such an inspiration. Can’t wait to read more about your next trip..xxx

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