Yoga and pranayam sessions Kriya practice Sunset meditation and yoga at Buddha Point
Activities + Experiences
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery Excursion to Dochu-la Pass Live masked dance performance Trek to Cheri Monastery Visit Paro Fortress
You will be staying at the Hotel Ossel, situated within the heart of the Thimphu valley, and features unbeatable views of the Tashicho Dzong as well as the seated Buddha.
Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by Byond, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.
Transportation for excursions in a private, air-conditioned coach
Full Service Support
An English-speaking local guide Entry to sites mentioned in the itinerary
Airfare Any additional costs applicable for non-Indian nationals Tips
Activities and meals not specified in the itinerary
VISA is not required for Indian and Bangladeshi nationals. For other nationalities, you'll need to obtain a visa in advance of travelling, but we can assist you with the same.
Service Tax as applicable
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Who are you?
A. Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.
Q. What does Byond Travel do?
A. We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.
Q. What all are included in your trips?
A. A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common:
exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.
Q. Are flights & visas included in your costs?
A. No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.
Q. What is your group size?
A. We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.
Q. Who can join this trip?
A. A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.
Q. Can I customize this trip?
A. Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.
Q. Which cities do travellers come from?
A. Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.
Q. How does the early-bird discount work?
A. We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.
Q. How do I pay? What options do I have?
A. We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.
Q. How safe is it to travel with you?
A. Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.
I cannot stop raving about the lovely time I had traveling with Byond to Bhutan. I was initially slightly skeptical, always being a solo traveller and not knowing a single soul on the trip. All my fears were alleviated right from the start till the end… I could not ask for a better travel experience and I look forward to traveling with Byond again.
A member of “Forever 21” (Bhutan, June 2016)
Travelling with Byond was my first "group" travel. I Was very apprehensive, but was pleasantly surprised with my group, (aged 24 to 62), because each and everyone had their own fabulous characteristics that created this bunch of fun loving adventurous ladies who pushed me beyond my limits. Everything promised by Byond was true to word. Well planned and executed.
A member of “Gypsy Souls” (Jordan-Israel, May 2016)
My experience with Byond in Ladakh was very well coordinated I and felt very well cared for by the team, beyond what I've experienced with any sort of excursion.(maybe that is where you got the name!!!).I can't say enough about how nice the group was and wonderful people. That…makes all the difference!