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PACKAGES


The Government of Bhutan puts restrictions on the number of tourists that can visit the country each year and how they book their trips. All travellers to the country must have confirmed bookings for accommodation and travel with a Bhutanese travel agency in order to obtain a visa.

We have three travel packages available that are arranged in conjunction with our Bhutanese partners, Blue Poppy Tours & Treks. The packages meet the visa requirements and the cost of the visa is included in the packages.

Package 1
4 night marathon weekend

Get a taste of the beautiful and mystical country that is Bhutan. This long weekend option takes you to the famous Tigers Nest and a day visit to the capital city Thimphu.

          ● 4-nights in Paro
          ● Dayhike to Tigers Nest
          ● Visit to Thimpu

THURSDAY 23 MAY: Arrival from Kathmandu. Arrivals from Delhi,Singapore and Bangkok also available at a supplement. Overnight Paro.

FRIDAY 24 MAY: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest) 6hrs. On the way back visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight Paro.

SATURDAY 25 MAY: Excursion to the Capital City Thimphu (1 hr journey by coach). Visit the painting school, folk heritage museum, textile museum, Buddha Point, Takin Reserve. Afternoon visit to craft bazaar and weekend market. Overnight Paro.

SUNDAY 26 MAY: FULL & HALF MARATHONS. Celebration dinner and Cultural show at Olanthang Hotel. Overnight Paro.

MONDAY 27 MAY: Fly out to Kathmandu, Delhi, Singapore or Bangkok.

Package 2
6 night cultural tour including Thimpu and Punakha

A tour that captures the variety and culture of Bhutan. The Paro Valley with its surrounding pine clad mountain sides, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and the Punakha Valley, a lower lying valley which gives a semi-tropical climate.

          ● 2-Nights in Bhutan’s old capital Punakha
          ● 4-Nights in Paro
          ● Visit to Thimphu
          ● 20km Acclimatisation Hike in Punakha Valley
          ● Day Hike to Tigers Nest

TUESDAY 21 MAY: Arrival from Kathmandu. Arrivals from Delhi, Singapore and Bangkok also available at a supplement. Drive to Punakha via Dochu La Pass (approx 2 1/2hrs). Afternoon sightseeing in Punakha; visit the Devine Mad Monks Temple (Temple of Fertility) and the remarkable Punakha Dzong, past home to the King of Bhutan. Overnight Punakha. Lunch, dinner.

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY: Today we start our acclimatisation activity with a hike Soela Gompa via Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. This hike is approx 20km at moderate difficulty and will take around 8hrs. Overnight in Punakha. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

THURSDAY 23 MAY: Drive to the Capital City Thimphu (2 1/2hrs). Hike up to Buddha Point and the giant seated Buddha, the Takin Reserve (National animal), Thimphu Dzong and craft workshops. After lunch drive on to Paro (1hr) visiting the National Museum with the chance to hike part of the marathon route before visiting Paro Dzong. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight Paro.

FRIDAY 24 MAY: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest) 6hrs. On the way back visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang Monastery. Overnight Paro. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

SATURDAY 25 MAY: Free time for shopping in Paro. Race day briefing. Overnight in Paro.

SUNDAY 26 MAY: FULL & HALF MARATHONS. Early breakfast before the 8am start of both races. Celebration dinner and Cultural show at Olanthang Hotel. Overnight Paro.

MONDAY 27 MAY: Fly out to Kathmandu, Delhi, Singapore or Bangkok.

Package 3
8 night tour - 4 day Druk Trail Trek with race weekend

Bhutan has some of the best trekking in the World and here we offer a fully supported 4 day trek on the famous Druk (or Dragon) Trail. Hiking at around 4,000mt each day you will also acclimatise well for the race (which has an average altitude of 2,300mt). You also visit the famous Tigers Nest and stay overnight in the capital Thimphu.

          ● 4-Nights in Paro
          ● 3-Nights in tents on Trek
          ● 1-Night in Thimphu
          ● 4-Day Druk Trail Trek to altitudes of 4,200m
          ● Day Hike to Tigers Nest

SUNDAY 19 MAY: Arrival from Kathmandu. Arrivals from Delhi, Singapore and Bangkok also available at a supplement. Overnight Paro.

MONDAY 20 MAY: Hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tigers Nest) 6hrs. On the way back visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight Paro.

TUESDAY 21 MAY: DRUK PATH trek – Day 1. Climb gradually upwards from the Paro Valley to the camp at 3650m. Most of the altitude gain is done today through Forest. 20km Moderate difficulty. Overnight camping.

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY: DRUK PATH trek – Day 2. Leaving the camp climb fairly steeply for 1hr the follow a ridge with views of Mt Jomolhari. A steep descent takes you to the campsite next to a beautiful lake. 15km. Overnight camping.

THURSDAY 23 MAY: DRUK PATH trek – Day 3. Today is a tough day of ascents and descents up to 4150m. 11km. Overnight camping.

FRIDAY 24 MAY: DRUK PATH trek – Day 4. The day begins with a gradual climb with views of Mt Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan highest mountain before dropping into Thimphu. Overnight Thimphu.

SATURDAY 25 MAY: In Thimphu. Visit the painting school, folk heritage museum, textile museum, Budda Point, Takin Reserve. Afternoon visit to craft bazaar and weekend market. Overnight Paro.

SUNDAY 26 MAY: FULL & HALF MARATHONS. Celebration dinner and Cultural show. Overnight Paro.

MONDAY 27 MAY: Fly out to Kathmandu, Delhi, Singapore or Bangkok.

Hotels are all of standard class or above - standard class can be considered 3 to 4-star. We will be using the Udumwara Hotel and Raven’s Nest Hotels, which are close together, and Kichu Resort and other hotels in the area of the start/finish depending on the strength of bookings. Hotels will be allocated according to the package duration booked so that we keep clients who are together during the days sightseeing together in the evening – this also reduces time spent picking up and dropping off clients before and after activities.

Upgrades to 5-star hotels are available on request.

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