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Planning 5-6 month trip to 7 countries in SE Asia...have several questions!

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Hi, I'm 17 years old and about to be a senior in highschool. Bewteen highschool and college I plan to take a gap year and am trying to plan out a trip that lasts around 5 or 6 months. I have a list of seven different countries in Southeast Asia that I would like to visit; India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. So far, this is the rough itinerary I have come up with:

India: 1 month
Nepal: 1 month
Bangladesh: 3 weeks
Bhutan: 1 week
Thailand: 3 weeks
Laos: 2 weeks
Myanmar/Burma: 3 weeks

Total, this trip would be about 5 months and from what I have found cost around $4140 (Bhutan is apparently very expensive at $200 per day, while the other countries are around $20 per day). Also, this cost does NOT include any traveling costs, just normal daily expenses.

My questions are:
1. I am a 17 year old girl and will be traveling alone. Is this safe for me to do? Are there any countries that I should consider not traveling to because they are dangerous?
2. Are there any other countries in the SouthEastern part of Asia that I should consider going go in addition to or instead of any of these countries?
3. Are the amounts of time that I allotted to each country enough/too much? Should I spend more/less time in any of these countries?
4. Is the cost that I estimated accurate?
5. Are there any specific cities, temples, or other sites that you would reccomend?
6. I plan on backpacking and traveling very cheaply/lightly. Any suggestions or information on this?

Any other useful information or suggestions would be much appreciated as I have never taken a big trip like this before and I have never had to plan a trip alone either! Thanks!

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