Bhutan Marathon

Bhutan Marathon

Bhutan or Druk Yul (the land of the Thunder Dragon) as it is known in Bhutanese, is mystical, enchanting and like nowhere you have ever been. Remote and isolated it is the last great Himalayan kingdom. Although completely cut off for centuries it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its customs and traditions.
The Bhutanese people with their Buddhist beliefs have a strong sense of identity and of the interdependence between man and nature, expressed through the national policy of Gross National Happiness and concern for the environment. Its environment is wild and pristine and it is home to some of the world’s highest unclimbed mountains, the last great undestroyed forests of the Himalayas and exotic wildlife.
Regularly voted one of the world’s top travel destinations, Bhutan still remains accessible only to the privileged few. The Thunder Dragon Marathon is your chance to see the country at ground level, to immerse yourself in its unique culture and enjoy an unforgettable running and travel experience.
The Thunder Dragon Marathon highlights all of the aspects of Bhutan that make it so special. Running through the beautiful Paro Valley, the route takes in fantastic mountain scenery and features many iconic landmarks, such as the Tigers Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tigers Nest), Paro Dzong and many religious Chorten or statues. It is a true mountain and cultural experience.

A unique 10 night enriching experience with a day Dragon race in the beautiful valleys.

For those who wish to learn the terrain in advance, the tour begins with Two night at Thimphu, before heading to Gangtey and clematises (3 night), back to Punakha (3 nights), on race day (1 night), and Paro (2 nights). In addition to the race, the tour includes light cycling, sightseeing and a dramatic ascent to Tiger’s Nest monastery.


Accommodations 3 stars as listed
All meals and evening tea at hotels
Private vehicle with driver
English speaking Guide
Sightseeing with entrance fees
Daily tourist fees and taxes
Bhutan visa fees
Bottled water etc in the vehicle
Guaranteed entry into the Thunder Dragon Marathon or Half-Marathon
Post-race celebration dinner
Services of Marathon & Travel Staff

Not included

International flights
Travel/ Medical insurance (recommended)
All personal expenses including optional tips/gratuities, bar/beverages, telephone, laundry, gifts and other personal expenses
Any additional cost of changing a confirmed itinerary by our own choice or due to your own health/medical reasons, or forced upon by Inclement weather, flight delays, political situations or other conditions beyond our control
All other cost not listed in “included” section
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Exclusive offers

Stay 7 nights and receive one comp Bhutanese traditional Hot Stone Bath
Stay 10 nights and receive one comp Bhutanese traditional Hot Stone Bath and Experience Bhutanese traditional Dress.
Stay 13 nights and receive one complimentary Bhutanese traditional Hot Stone Bath and Experience Bhutanese traditional Dress with 60 mints Bhutanese cultural show.

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