I have three months next year (June, July, August) and a small budget that I want to get the most out of. At first I'd planned Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, but the wet season there is a problem. Then Indonesia... but I simply can't afford the hostel prices in festival season.
So now I'm looking at Sri Lanka (but probably too expensive because of the festival season, can anyone advise?), or Nepal and North India (or Nepal and Bhutan, or suggest?), and China (possibly with Nepal/other).
I need to know where I'm going to get the most out of in three months without rushing, which will be the most cost effective, and which will be the most enjoyable weather-wise.
Also I'm a 19 year old female solo traveler who only speaks English and German. If this is going to be a problem in one of these countries, or more of a difficulty, please say. Ideally I'd like there to be a reasonably strong backpackers route so I can meet up with people 80% of the time. I've already traveled round Ecuador and Colombia on my own, so it's not a bother for me, I just don't to be too far away from someone who can understand me.
Also any other questions I've left out?