I'm taking my first trip to Asia this fall with my girlfriend. We are spending a month in Nepal and a month in Thailand. We have planned to fly from Kathmandu to Bangkok but have been toying with the idea of using some other means of transportation for the trek such as a train. Having very limited knowledge of the region in general, my question is: with the current turmoil in Myanmar, is this sort of thing possible? (i.e. are their alternate routes?) If so, who shall I contact to put something like this together? After extensive searching, I've found nothing of significance relating to this on the web. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but it seems our experience in the region would be greatly enhanced if this were possible. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
If I understand you correctly you wish to travel overland into Thailand from Nepal?
Unless you slip under the borders its not really that feasible these days. Tibet permits are not being issued, other than that from what I know the Bangladesh Borders are closed for overlanders heading out of there.
Best to take flight here I am afraid
Yep, overlanding you would have to get through to Tibet, and permits are not being issued at the moment.
If you don't mind, skibloke, mind sharing how much the air ticket from Kathmandu to Thailand is? Im headed the same way next month and thinking its around the 200 USD range???
Greets from my side.
Nepal to Thailand you can take a tour from Loxure (India-Nepal border) to Hawra(Kolkata) by train. After that take another train of bus to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Kolkata. By bus journey it takes 10-11hours journey and kolkata-dhaka train journey takes 13hours. After visiting Dhaka and Bangladesh then you can take flight to Bangkok it takes $199 for return.
Here I want to clearify it it's totally wrong, if you have bangladesh visa then you can entire any of bangladeshi land checkpost, Otherwise you should take an onarrival visa.
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