Thailand was added to the list for simple cost reasons: the plane ticket from Kathmandu to Mandalay is too expensive. Going through Bangkok reduces this cost by -50%.
This is how we ended up for two weeks in Thailand, a country we have never visited before but which we have heard so good about that we have to check it out for ourselves. We went there in August 2016, in the middle of the monsoon.
Here is our itinerary for 17 days