For a honeymoon my fiance and I are talking about traveling to Asia for approximately 2 weeks or so. We would be flying from San Francisco and in order to maximize our time NOT on airplanes, we only want to fly direct/nonstop to each destination. We were thinking something like this...not necessarily in this order (although to Hong Kong would be necessary first from San Francisco):
SFO - Honk Kong (2 nights)
to Phuket (4 nights)
to Chiang Mai (2 nights)
to Bangkok (1 night)
to Kathmandu (1-2 nights, we just want to do an aerial tour of Mt. Everest)
to New Dehli (2 nights, don't really want to go to India, but the only easy way to get out of Nepal)
back to HKK for another night or two before returning to the US
Is that too crammed a schedule for 2 weeks? There are just so many places in South Asia, but really we want to get as much as we can. I am sure people who have been would disagree, but it seems that Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Northern Thailand have a similar countryside, so we thought Chiang Mai would be great. Phuket because it's romantic/beachy (something romantic for the honeymoon). BKK really we would not mind skipping, it's just a hub to get to Nepal, and the same with New Dehli as India isn't that interesting to us.
Thoughts, suggestions? This is kind of a trip of a lifetime for us...meaning we've never been to Asia and there is a possibility we may never have the time to go back again, at least not to South Asia (i.e. go to Australia or Japan instead).
Last question is whether or not an aerial view of Mt. Everest would likely be visible in July, because that's when we would be going?Edited: 26 July 2013, 01:01