For those of you that have been there, if you only had two weeks to visit these two countries (due to responsiblities at home) what would you put on your list as priorities to see and experience in both places?
About how much would you expect to spend?
And where would you stay away from?
2 weeks in Nepal is a tough one as most go there to do a trek that normally last that amount of time. Kathmandu for a few days maybe, followed by Pokhara and maybe a short trek (4/5 days) from Pokhara. You could also put in a couple of days at Chitwan National Park where there is the opportunity to see tigers, rhinos, deers, gators, sloth bears etc.
As for costs i can't remember to be honest, but Nepal is fairly cheap.
Two weeks both in Nepal and Tibet?! It's too hurry.
But if you insist to go, I suggest one week in Nepal, and one week fly to Tibet.
Basically, the Tibet climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time of year to be in Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet. However, there has a big difference in temperature between night and daytime. There may cold at the night, but very hot in the daytime. The temperature is about 4-16 degrees. The Everest will colder. So you'd better wear more clothes at the night.
One or the other but not both in 2 weeks. I was in Tibet for 20 days(max visa) and Nepal for a couple months last year.
Travel in Tibet is expensive and time consuming but amazing. Something you should consider is the visa factor. When I was in Nepal the only way to get to Tibet was on a group tour. I heard on the China side they can "invent" a group for you. When we went via land from Kathmandu, the shortest trip was 7 days by land to Lhasa with 40 people divided among landcruisers.
Epic trip, hard physically(watch the AMS, few of the group got through without problems) and not exactly a leisurely pace but well worth it.
Nepal is much cheaper( maybe half of what you would spend in Tibet) and easier to cover to ground in. If you like the outdoors it is the place to be- trekking, rafting, kayaking, lots to do. And relatively hassle free.
Depends what you are into but I think you would be short changing either place if you did both.
Lemme know if you have anymore q's.