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How High Can Love Go? Meet the Kerala Couple Who Tied the Knot at Everest Base Camp

Aswathy Raveendran and Ratheesh Nair, who married each other surrounded by the Himalayas on May 15, fell in love three years ago.

It’s almost daily that we stumble across endearing loves stories about people going the distance in the name of love.

And each day the goals just keep getting higher!

A Kerala couple has just solemnised vows at the base camp of Mount Everest.

Ratheesh and Ashwathy with friends at the Everest Base Camp.

Aswathy Raveendran and Ratheesh Nair, who married each other surrounded by the Himalayas on May 15, fell in love three years ago.

And it all started with a trek to Sirumalai, where the two got to know much about each other. And somewhere along the way, a spark ignited.

“It was the common predilection towards travelling and trekking that brought us together,” says Ratheesh.

And realizing that she’s the one, he took a step forward at their next trek together and asked her to marry him.

Ratheesh and Ashwathy.

“At the time of proposing, I had told her that if we were to marry at some place, it has to be at the Everest. And she said yes!” he adds.

Though it was a task to convince parents on both sides, who had dreams of marrying their children off with great celebrations, they ultimately gave in.


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“In fact, as the time for the adventure approached, they were very supportive and we couldn’t have been any more joyful,” Ratheesh recalls.

Accompanied by a few friends, the couple reached Kathmandu on May 5 and after a journey of 10 days, they reached the base camp.

Cheered on by fellow travellers and sherpas, Ratheesh and Ashwathy, bedecked in the traditional Malayali attire, married each other in the pristine presence of the Himalayas.

And they even unfurled the Indian flag at the camp.

The tricolour unfurling.

Despite the temperature lingering around sub-zero markings, they never felt the cold. “It was the excitement of living the dream of getting married at the Everest, I guess,” he laughs.

Keep charting new heights, you guys!

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.