Love is in the (thin) air!
Andy & Kelly's engagement at the Thorong La
Proposals and Weddings
This spring has seen one marriage and two proposals for Mountain Kingdoms staff and clients.Starting in April, our Operations Assistant, April, married her fiancé, Barry, in a small chapel near our office in the Cotswolds. The romantic ceremony was followed by their honeymoon to exotic Kerala in India.The same day that April's wedding took place, we found out that MK client, Andy Evans, proposed to his partner, Kelly Price, at the top of the Thorong La, on our Annapurna Circuit trek. After a tough climb to the summit of the Thorong La and a puff of oxygen to recover, Andy managed to catch enough breath, to pop the question. A very surprised Kelly said yes. She thought the altitude had gone to Andy's head when he started fumbling around with his bag. When she realised he was proposing she welled up, even though at 17,764ft the tears ran a real risk of sticking her glasses to her face!
Not long after finding out about this engagement on the Annapurna Circuit, we found out that there had been another proposal – this time on the summit of Kala Pattar, in time to watch the sunrise over Mount Everest! James Dominey chose this location to propose to his fiancée Sarah Hopkins as he didn’t want to pop the question in a 'standard' place. James says, “It just seemed like the perfect time and place to do it. I must admit that I spent a few moments with my fingers crossed that we would both make it...”Mountain Kingdoms is no stranger to romance on trek – our MD Steve Berry met his wife Seraphina whilst trekking in Bhutan and India. Steve says, “Trekking in the Himalaya resulted in my own marriage. But these guys have gone one better as I waited till I got home to propose.”We'd like to offer our congratulations to the three happy couples! Did you get engaged on one of our trekking holidays? If you did, then please let us know.