Cheapest Backpacking Destinations
Cheapest backpacking destinations are what everyone is after nowadays. Who wants to go for a costly backpacking? When you plan for backpacking, the first thing that comes to your mind is the budget. And it takes much time. Rest your brain. In this article, we will inform you about some cheapest backpacking destinations in the world that you need to look out for in 2017.
Want to get serious in backpacking? Try Nepal. And there is no need to mention that Nepal is one of the cheapest backpacking destinations, especially for the western backpackers. It won’t be like saying much if I tell you that Nepal is like heaven for the backpackers all around the world. This amazing country has thousands of miles of backpacking trails. These trails will take you through unending skies and mountain vistas.
Nepal has a huge number of highest peaks. Now let’s concentrate on how Nepal is cheaper. Trails all around Nepal is filled with temples, lodges and local houses and you can stay in these places at a jaw-dropping low cost. And as the bonus, there are lots of historical and beautiful sights. What about food? Apart from being cheap, foods here are very different tastes. You will get to know about many exciting foods and eat them. Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is one of the cheapest cities in the world. Here you can get a bed for yourself for just $2 per night.
Armenia is historically very rich and it has a nice ex-soviet charm. This small country of Eastern Europe has so much to offer for backpackers. Almost every town in this country has cheap hostel system. You can spend your night nice and safe with just a few dollars. Traveling from one city to another is also very cheap and easy. Cost per meal here in Armenia will never cross $4. Day trips from Yerevan- The capital city of Armenia- will cost only $15 and you can easily experience the beauty of this loveable country.
You can enjoy Armenia’s medieval architectures in places like Geghard Monastery, Noravank Monastery, and Tatev Monastery. The beautiful lake Sevan will blow your mind as it is surrounded by stunning mountains and fishing villages. The transport system in Armenia is now at its best. Apart from public transports like bus and train, many hostels arrange day tours to these places from the capital Yerevan.
Morocco is another one of the cheapest backpacking destinations. The main thing that will cut off your budget is the food. The food here is incredibly low of cost. If you buy your daily foods from market stalls and street vendors you can eat like a king with less than $13 per day. Fresh orange juice and nicely brewed tea will refresh you with just a few cents. Don’t forget to taste some traditional Moroccan foods. Tagine- a spicy meat stew served with fruits and vegetables- is a must try. And also taste the Berber dishes like Kaliya. It’s actually a dish with lamb meat with tomatoes, onions and other ingredients. Hostels in Marrakesh cost $5 per night.
The transportation facility is also good and cheap. Look out for staying in a Berber tent in the desert. You can travel by bus or taxi with the very low fare. There are plenty of backpacking places in Morocco. Not to mention that a trip to The Sahara Desert is a must. Watching sunsets sitting on the back of Camels will be a lifelong memory for you. Then there are the stunning Atlas Mountains. You can set up and organize your trek plan from Marrakesh very easily. And you will find other tour groups very easily. Most of the travelers use the same routes.
The Beautiful country of Philippines is extremely cheap and made it to our list of cheapest backpacking destinations. You can eat your three times meal and sleep in your bed with only $18-$20. A one-month-long backpacking tour in the Philippines cost around $800-$1000. So, now do your math for your tour period. Though the tourism facility of the Philippines is not as good as the country like Thailand, it’s getting better as you are reading this article.
There are many outdoor thrills in this country. If you are a backpacker and also an adrenaline junky then the Philippines is your best shot. Don’t miss places like Sagada, Boracay Island, and El Nido while you are in the Philippines. And Puerto Princesa is a special mention. The longest underground river in the world is right here. And you can meet up with other backpackers here. This place is the starting point of Philippines’ deepest beauties.
5. East Timor
Though East Timor is a Southeast Asian Country, it has a completely different culture and vibe than other Asian countries like Indonesia or Thailand. You will see a strong Portuguese influence here. Roaming around the country by bus is very fun. You will be charged only $2 per hour when you are traveling via bus. Nice system, huh? Accommodations in East Timor may not be as cheapest as other places in this list. You can get a dorm type hostel room for just under $15 per night. The few more dollars you spent on accommodations can be recovered in the food section. The food here is the cheapest and also tastiest. Street vendors are almost everywhere in East Timor. With $2-$3, you can easily fill up tour tummy.
Wondering? How this name made it to our list of cheapest backpacking destinations? This small country in Southeast Asia is not popular for backpacking. If you go there now, you will be one of the few people who are the first foreign backpackers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a pretty good tourism sector. But Backpacking is a totally new thing here. This country has a lot to offer.
World’s Longest Sea Beach is here in Bangladesh. Don’t miss that beautiful beach in Cox’s Bazar. There are three hill-tract districts in Bangladesh. Rangamati, Khagrachhori, and Bandarban. All of them are home to some exciting hiking and trekking spot. And the natural beauty of these places will amaze you. Sylhet is another city that can be explored by backpacking. As a whole, Bangladesh is a country of diverse culture and Natural Beauty. World’s largest Mangrove forest is also here in Bangladesh. The forest is called “Sundarban”.
This forest is home to Royal Bengal Tiger. Some parts of this forest are open for public. Look out for a nice little trip to the Sundarban. The official currency of Bangladesh is Taka. $1 equals to 75 Bangladeshi Taka. It fluctuates from 70-80 BDT actually. You can get a complete Bangladesh tour by $800-$1000 including from local flights to any other tinniest cost. Many Tourist Aid agencies are there in the Capital – Dhaka. You can make your complete tour plan there and then start. People of Bangladesh are extremely friendly. One thing is for sure that you won’t return disappointed from this beautiful country.
So where are you planning to go?? Or have you gone to any of these countries? If yes, share your experience with us.