Our plans are constantly changing, but the general route will look something along the lines of this.
Nepal (~2 weeks)
Our first flight is from London Heathrow to Kathmandu, with a short layover in Delhi. We will spend a couple days in Thamel to get over our jet lag before embarking on a 9 hour bus ride to Pokhara. Here we will explore the lake and country side before setting off on a short 5 day trek to bask in the Annapurna range (from a distance). We will then return to Kathmandu for a bit of sightseeing and lots of eating.
India (~7 weeks)
Our flight from Kathmandu will land in Delhi where we spend a couple nights before our incredibly long tour of the North and then South of India. It finishes in Goa where we decided we wild stay on and treat ourselves to nice hotel (still cheap by western standards).
Sri Lanka (~2 weeks)
We leave Goa and head to Colombo, connecting through Mumbai on the way. As it’s a late flight we will spend the night near the station before taking the scenic train to Ella to unwind and hike. From here we will go to Kandy before heading to one of the many beautiful beaches.
Maldives (~1 week)
This may sound like an odd destination for backpackers, but I’ve wanted to take my wife here since we met. I crunched the numbers and found a small island that has hotels for £40 a night (sometimes less if you are lucky). We could just about squeeze in 5 days into our budget so we booked some flights from Colombo to Male.
More updates coming soon..