Bhutan Marathon Retreat

Run above the clouds in the worlds happiest country.

LAST YEAR:

WHEN & WHERE:

Feb 28-March 6, 2018
Kingdom of Bhutan

7 days / 6 nights

Have a question? Please call us at (218) 221-4865,
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WITH WHOM:

Runners from 20+ countries and marathon directors from around the world.

CAPACITY

Capacity: 108

Spots Remaining: 78


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 Adventure Overview

The Sister Marathons Peace Initiative’s Exclusive Marathon Adventure in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is travel at its most iconic.

Amidst the wonders of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmarks against which all things are measured, you will experience the ancient and harmonious Buddhist traditions resonating in all living things, where the King rules by “Gross National Happiness."

Each day's rich slate of activities consist of scenic group runs and cultural encounters with local people and officials. As either a spectator, volunteer or runner, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure culminates with your participation in the Bhutan International Marathon or Half Marathon. To travel with the Sister Marathons Peace Initiative is to experience the mystical Kingdom of Bhutan as never before: where nature and cultural are center-stage and we are small, awed spectators, moved by wonder.

Philanthropy through Travel: 100% of this destination trip goes to charity!

 

 2017 runner feedback

Thank you so so so very much for providing such an amazingly awesome trip and experience for us in Bhutan ... My expectations were beyond exceeded, and a significant reason for that was the incredible trip experience you provided for us. Ann C. Orange County, CA
The Sister Marathons provided an amazingly inspiring insight to Bhutan! Paivi L. Helsinki, Finland
The trip was exceptionally well run. And what incredible scenery for the marathon! This was a great opportunity to take it nice and easy, stop for photos, and still get the thrill of crossing the finish line. Allan D. West Vancouver, Canada

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Fly from Bangkok, Thailand to Paro, Bhutan
  • Introductions and welcome addresses
  • Private excursions with personal guides
  • Visit Paro fortresses and temples
  • Optional: Spas, massages and hot stone baths
  • Group dinner and lectures
  • Overnight Paro, Bhutan
Day 2: Tiger’s Nest Monastery Hike and Running Adventure
  • Hike the Tigers Nest (pictured)
  • Hang prayer flags
  • Lunch at base of Tigers Nest
  • Cultural sightseeing
  • Overnight Paro, Bhutan
Day 3: Punakha: Race Day Preparation at Danchen Resort
  • Transfer through stunning valleys to Punakha
  • Cultural interactions with Bhutanese runners.
  • Pre race breifing
  • Motivational talk
  • Group dinner
  • Overnight Punakha, Bhutan
Day 4: Saturday, March 4… Race Day! Full and Half Marathon.
  • The Bhutan International Marathon
  • Awards ceremony
  • Post race festivities
Days 5 & 6: Thimphu
  • Transfer from Punakha to the capital city of Thimphu
  • Silent auction and charity dinner
  • Private dinners in homes of Bhutanese officials
  • Visit the Buddha Dordenma
  • Visit the Motithang Takin Sanctuary
  • Visit the magnificent Tashichhodzong
  • Immerse yourself in cultural shows with mask dances.
  • Circumvent the National Memorial Chorten along with the locals.
  • Overnight in Thimphu
Day 7: Paro / Depart
  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Transfer to Paro.
  • Depart back to Bankok, Thailand.

 Travel Package

Included in the trip:
  • Round trip economy flight ticket from Bangkok, Thailand to Paro, Bhutan on Bhutan Airlines.
  • All Accommodations and meals in 3 star hotels
  • All government visas
  • All guides, vehicles and drivers
  • Standard non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All internal transfers
  • All cultural activities
  • All running retreat activities
Not Included:
  • Airfare from your hometown to the departure city of Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Passport fees and visa photos as required
  • Bhutan International Marathon or Half Marathon registration fees ($175 for the Full; $125 for the Half). 
  • Personal items such as wines, liquors, a-la-carte orders, meals other than specified.
  • Spas and hot-stone baths.
  • Room service and valet/laundry service.
  • Expenses incurred by our tour operators in making individual travel arrangements in conjunction with the tour.
  • Any overnight stays or costs in Bangkok, Thailand prior to or after the package trip to Bhutan.
  • Phone calls and Internet.
  • Other items not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Phone calls and Internet where available.

Deposits, Payments and Cancellation

Please be advised: This trip originates and ends in Bangkok, Thailand.

All participants are responsible for their international airfare and any overnights in Bangkok.

Standard Package After Seprember 1, 2017
Deposit: $995 USD $995 USD
Total including deposit: $3,995 USD $4,295 USD
Reserve with a $995 deposit now

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS POLICY

Once you make a $995 deposit, your space in the Bhutan Retreat is reserved and confirmed.

  • 30 Days after deposit: $1,000 trip payment is required
  • By October 1, 2017: $2,000 final trip payment is required

Or use our "Pay it Now" option: Pay your entire invoice 15 days after your deposit and save $100.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 100% Trip Refundable: by September 30, 2017
  • 75% Trip Refundable: by October 31, 2017
  • 50% Trip Refundable: by December 15, 2017

No refunds after December 15, 2017.

*After December 15, 2017, all your flights, visas and accommodations have been paid to the
Bhutan government and can’t be refunded.

Have a question? Please call us at (218) 221-4865, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travel and Trip Planning Services

We're here to HELP!

Once your deposit has been made, a dedicated Sister Marathons travel planner will contact you to organize the details of your adventure package.

We can customize trip extensions for clients seeking a longer stay in Bhutan, or options to explore other countries such as Japan or Thailand after completing the Sister Marathon group adventure. With Sister Marathons, all you need to worry about is training, packing your suitcase and jumping on the flight – leave the rest of the planning to us!

We look forward to helping you plan this transformative adventure of a lifetime.

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