BIM Overview

Travel and Training Package Overview

  • YOUR COMPLETE PACKAGE: The first and only training, racing, adventure and cultural travel package of its kind in Bhutan.
  • TRAIN AND TRAVEL WITH AN EXPERT:  Training and travel packages designed by Terri Schneider, endurance athlete, coach, leader of Expedition Bhutan, advisor to the Bhutan Olympic Committee(BOC) and sponsor of the Bhutan International Marathon(BIM).
  • SUPPORT SPORT DEVELOPMENT IN BHUTAN: Proceeds from this unique Travel Package, will directly support Youth and Olympic  sports programs in Bhutan.

This extensive Travel and Training Package is only available through Terri Schneider and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to train with a coach for the Bhutan International Marathon(BIM), then travel to Bhutan on a detailed travel package created by that same coach (non-Training, Travel option available). As Expedition Bhutan Leader and advisor and sponsor of the BIM, Terri Schneider is intimate with Bhutan. She has customized this Travel and Training Package for this event while showcasing the beauty and cultural intrigue of western Bhutan. In addition to offering several adventure options within this travel package, you will experience the cultural highlights of this unique Buddhist country.

For more information about Terri and her relationship to Bhutan, click HERE.

For more information about the Bhutan International Marathon visit their website.

Details and Cost

BIM 14-Day All-Inclusive Travel and Training Package
Land Dates in Bhutan: February 17 – March 2
(these dates do not include your personal travel time to and from Paro, Bhutan)

$         per runner, all inclusive (contact Terri for a non-Training Program cost)
$         per non-runner, all inclusive (Does NOT include: Marathon Training Program, race fleece and hat)

Important Notes:

  • Though this package was created for and to support the BIM and the BOC, you do not have to participate in the Bhutan International Marathon or Half Marathon to join this travel package! Friends, family or interested travelers are welcome.
  •  All physical endeavors are recommended but OPTIONAL. If you opt out of a day of physical play, you will be able to participate in a tour option on that day.

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If you wish to pay directly with a bank transfer, credit card, check or cash, please contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

Your BIM Package Includes

  • 16-Week Marathon or 12-Week Half Marathon Training Program created by the advisor and sponsor of the Bhutan International Marathon, endurance coach and endurance athlete, Terri Schneider.
    Note: Once you sign up for the BIM Package, you will be sent information that will help you select the correct training package level to begin training.
  • Lonely Planet, Bhutan Guide Book (sent to your home)
  • Bhutan International Map (sent to your home)
  • Custom, Bhutan International Marathon fleece (only for BIM participants of this unique travel group)
  • Custom, Bhutan International Marathon hat (only for BIM participants of this unique travel group)
  • Welcome/Information Dinner with Terri Schneider and members of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, co-creators of the Bhutan International Marathon
  • Special Bhutanese cultural entertainment at our Welcome Dinner
  • Celebration dinner with Terri Schneider, post Bhutan International Marathon
  • Puja ceremony for our group at a local monastery—for a safe trip and successful Bhutan International Marathon Event
  • Gasa Takin Festival experience
  • Punakha Dzong Tsechu (Festival) experience
  • You will be in the country for the King’s Birthday!
  • Tours and Hiking Tours of; Dochula Memorial Site, Khamsum Yulley Temple, Dechenphu Temple, Punakha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Thimphu Dzong, as well as several other temples and monasteries in the Paro, Thimphu, Punakha areas (see Itinerary for details)
  • Overnight Trekking excursion (2 days) from Thimphu to Paro (optional)
  • Hiking excursion to the stunning Taktsang ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery and picnic lunch
  • Rafting excursion on the Mo Chhu (river) in Punakha (optional)
  • Shopping and additional cultural tours in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha
  • Local English speaking and licensed tour guides throughout entire trip
  • Detailed travel gear list just for this trip
  • Detailed information on traveling in Bhutan from an experienced expert  
  • All land costs once you touch down in Paro which include:
  • – Airport transport from and to Paro airport
  • – All land transport once in Paro
  • – Fees and permits to temples and monuments
  • – All government travel tariffs
  • – All hotel accommodation
  • – Tents, sleeping pads and load carrying for trek (day pack recommended)
  • – All meals from arrival in Paro until departure from Paro
  • – For overnight trek: tents/sleeping mattresses/trekking crew/pack ponies and guide.

BIM Package Does NOT Include:

  •  International airfare to and from Paro, Bhutan
  •  Any hotel or food costs en route to and from Paro, Bhutan
  •  Additional tips for local staff
  •  Personal drinks, snacks, laundry, alcohol and gifts
  •  Subsequent lodging beyond nights listed in itinerary
  •  Travel insurance (highly recommended) for this trip
  •  Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Terri Schneider and the Bhutan International Marathon

IMPORTANT Payment, Cancelation and Additional Travel Information:

  •  Travel Package payments are paid in full 6-weeks prior to the date of arrival in Bhutan. It takes, at minimum, one month to process your Bhutanese visa.
  •  In order to get a flight on Druk Air into Paro on the date you wish, it is highly advisable to book this flight 2-3 months in advance. DO NOT DELAY on booking your Druk Air Flight.
  •  If flights are delayed due to weather conditions you are responsible for all food, accommodation and transportation costs prior to arriving in Paro.


Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation: A full refund can be given if cancellation is made on or before November 1, 2013. A 50% refund can be given if cancellation is received between November 2 and December 31, 2013. There are no refunds available after January 1, 2014.

Click Here for a Detailed Itinerary