Budget Month's Travel, Change of Plans Help Needed
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 28, 2012 11:26 PM Last Post By: lucapal
Feb 7, 2012 8:10 AM
Budget Month's Travel, Change of Plans Help NeededHi Guys / Girls, new on this forum so i hope ive posted this in the right thread. I had been planning on travelling to Nepal in the summer after University June-July for a month doing some serious trekking / sight seeing with a friend, flights were a bit expensive for my liking £500 for a return flight to London but it seemed like accomodation / food would be cheap enough. However the weather caught my eye just as we were about to book and found out we were planning to go during monsoon season.
To the point of this message anyways we had to cancel Nepal and we're now very stuck on where to go, we are both active men and would like to do some trekking or at least go somewhere with lots of hiking trails. Our budget is roughly £2,000 each so costs would need to be split, e.g an expensive flight would have to be counterbalanced with cheap accomodation and food. We have a few ideas in mind, Himachal Pradesh in northern india would be expensive to reach but apparently quite cheap to live, or spend a month in Slovenia trekking the Julian Alps and doing some adventure sports flights are cheap £80 return but accomodation looks pricey.
Has anyone got and advice / suggestions for destinations
All help is appreciated
Feb 7, 2012 2:09 PM
1Slovenia is a good place for trekking and cheap to reach from the UK...but as you say,accommodation is considerably more expensive than in Nepal.
Northern India may well have the same weather problems as Nepal at that time of year.
Peru has great trekking,is cheap and has goodish weather in June/July...but flights are not so cheap...similar or a bit more than to Nepal.Indonesia is in a similar situation to Peru.....by far the most expensive part would be getting there.....Papua has some really interesting trekking opportunites.
I think with £2000 each you could do a decent month in either of those....
Feb 7, 2012 2:51 PM
how about considering climbing kilimanjaro? ive been doing some research into climbing it either this summer or next year, £2000 should be enough for flights and doing the trek with a company.....though on that budget at most it would only be a 12 day/2 week holiday but you would get a cahnce to summit the tallest free standing mountain in world and one of the 7 summits.
Feb 28, 2012 3:34 PM
3thanks for the replies guys, sorry i didnt get back sooner had some trouble with my net. things have came up and it looks like my budgets been reduced to just over £1000 so the more exotic destinations are out of the question and its looking more and more likely that i'll be travelling solo so may head closer to home.
I've been researching Slovenia more and more due to the cheap flights and its looking more ideal, based on average hostel prices, ranged from £10 a night to £20 in the more remote places (Bohinj, Piran) ive worked out that its going to cost me just under £300 for return flights from Ljubljana and 21 nights accomodation. activities / general living costs are unknown to me at the moment so ianyone has any advice / tips let me know
Feb 28, 2012 11:26 PM
4With that budget you will be staying in Europe for sure!
Costs depend a lot on what and where you eat of course.and how much alcohol you drink.Local transport is inexpensive.Activities depends on you too.....but I'd say you can 'live' in most of Slovenia on £30 a day reasonably well,including hostel bed,meals(in your hostel and street food rather than restaurant) and cheap/free activities (with not too much partying).Lots of the 'adventure'activities will push your spending well up above that level.....
(0 star Hotel)
From US$16.00 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$318.18 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$266.20 per night