I had Benro tripod. But carrying a tripod on your back, especially during a small trek could be very cumbersome. If you fly frequently, an average tripod wont fit in the average suitcase. And you can carry it as a handbag either. So you need to pass it thro special security counter etc. I have shifted to carbon fibre monopod which is quite lighter.
I shoot 90 % of the images with the monopod and 10 % with tripod.
Bro I would say dont go for tripod now if u dont want to try those creative low light shots ....I found tripod just useless with light lenses like 70-300, 55-200, 55-300, 50mm, 18-55 when using it for general purpose....
I think u should get at least 10k and get a good tripod with ball head...carbon fiber will put u back by 15k+
I got one offer from pritam shop (famous shop in chandni chowk Delhi) te 34000 for dslr 550d with 4gb card and dslr bag. is it good buy. this is the first for I am going to buy for normal shooting purpose. is the tripod required in starting or not.