Okay, SighSee, I need your help.
I'm going to Dubai for work in December and since I'm going to that region I want to take the opportunity and travel a bit further east and visit Asia. Flying out of Dubai is fucking expensive, therefore I've made a shortlist of the places I'm willing to visit and I need your help choosing. I have ~6-10 days available for the trip.
Khatmandu (Nepal) - Very high on the shortlist, but if I go there I have hike/trekk the Himalayas and I'm not sure if it will be feasible in December and in such a short trip without spending 5k.
Samarkand (Uzbekistan) + Tajikistan - I'm considering flying there and also go to Dushanbe or Toshkent mostly for hiking in the mountainous regions but again, I'm worried about the weather in December. Are those countries even safe? I have no idea.
India - I'm mostly considering Mumbai or New Dehli, but I'm indifferent about where I go in India, flight prices are basically all the same.
Islamabad (Pakistan) - Probably the most realtraveler© option. I would like to hike in the north, but again, the weather. Also, I'm a mega pussy so I would like to join some sort of tour to the mountains which I'm afraid will cost too much.
I call on all realtravelers to help me choose.