I was just wondering if anyone had any advice or any idea how much it would cost roughly to travel India, through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma and into China. Travel up through China to Beijing?
After that I plan to get the Trans-Siberian Express back into Europe and then just trains back to England.
But if anyone could help me out with advice etc on the India to China idea that would be great :)
Hey- I don’t have any advice to offer (sorry) but I actually have thought about this route myself, so thought i’d give it a bump and see if anyone can offer any advice?
Hi, I was thinking to do this actually in April! Was planning to fly from England to India and start the journey there! Once you’re inside Asia, its fairly cheap - I’m talking about Nepal, India and Bangladesh only but I can’t imagine it being expensive in other areas. Don’t have much info about the trans-siberian rail but I’d be well up for it! Let us know the updates on this :)
Travelling to Nepal is pretty cheap. Food, accommodation and transportation is not that expensive if you travel city to city. If you think of trekking to Himalaya (i.e. Everest Base Camp) for two weeks, you will add up your budget somewhere £600. There are two ways of travelling from Nepal to China. First one is to take package trip to Tibet for a week and enter to Mainland China by world’s fastest train. Even though time duration in train is quite long, it’s one of the lifetime overland travelling experience in terms of scenery offered by Tibetan landscape. Second one is to take flight to Beijing or any other cities in Mainland China. Taking a package trip to Tibet costs little more than flying to Beijing but again, travelling to Tibet is one of another lifetime experience. After China, you catch a train to Ullan Battar (the Capital city of Mangolia) then to Russia and back to Europe.
I hope it will help little bit while planning your upcoming travel. Please write more if anything that I can do while you are planning your Nepal trip as I’m from Nepal and working in Nepal tourism since 2004.
Have a nice travel around Asia!
Wow big question, I will answer in more detail when in the next few days as just going to bed (live in NZ)
I would reccomend taking Bhutan out unless you are loaded as permits are very expensive
wow! whoo! I was about to ask the same question! as I had been looking for info on the same thing!
Grace how are you getting on with your travel plans???
I am hoping to go the opposite way around. What I had planned was:
Trans-siberian to Bejing (booked)
Fews days up in Harbin
Train Bejing to Lhasa
Do tour Lhasa to Kathmandu
Volunteer in Kathmandu for about 4 - 6 weeks
Kathmandu to Delhi
Fly Delhi to Bejing
Bejing to HongKong
On to South East Asia
I too am very much in the planning stages so looking for as much advice and info as possible.
What would be a suggested time frame??
Such as how to / can you still get travel permit to Tibet? I had heard that officials had been stopping travel to tourists? Would my best bet be booking a tour? What would happen if travel was stopped to tourists?? Any recomendations on companies??
I had originaly looked at doing a tour Kathmandu to Delhi but if travel was relatively easy to arrange I would consider doing it my self as I had thought about a detour to Bangladesh??
How safe would travel be in India being Im a Single first time female traveller??
If I did decide to do a detour to Bangladesh how would this affect Nepal and Indian Visas if I required multiple entry? Am I best to apply for visas in advance of get them on arrival? Can any one enlighten me on the visa application process??
I appologise that this is more a list of questions but any advice or info people could give would be much appreciated.