Raym & Chicchan Richards,
Byron Bay,Australia -
"During our Travel to Bhutan, Yak Holidays provided us with exceptional service from start to finish. The itinerary they created was great and it was flexible!Their driver “Druk” Tempa was patient and considerate and their guide..." Read More
Pacific Grove, CA 93950\ USA -
"What a special Bhutan Travel experience....Bhutan is incredibly beautiful, the people spontaneously friendly, the culture gentle, spiritual and inspirational. I was deeply touched by it all and had a wonderful time. Whenever life gets too hectic, I..." Read More
Brimingham,Mi 48009, USA -
"Thank you for a wonderful travel to Bhutan! My son and I thoroughly enjoyed it ? we are still talking about it and recommending it to everyone. Attached is Matt?s evaluation form, as well as mine...." Read More
Mexico City, Mexico -
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We specialize in tailor made private trips and group Travel to Bhutan. We are licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan & is a member of Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.
The only Bhutan Travel Company nominated for the Ashoka Change Makers' Award organized by the National Geographic Society in the year 2007 & 2008 for educating and creating awareness amongst the travelers of the unique nomadic lifestyle prevalent in the mountains, and for upholding local laws governing culture and environmental preservation practices.
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YAK is Extraordinary, both as an animal of the formidable Himalayan ranges and as the symbol of Bhutan's leading Travel & Tour Company. That's us: Yak Holidays. Established in 2003, we are a travel company licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, an autonomous body which oversees the tourism industry. The company is a member of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.
YAK is powerful, beautiful, and sublime. And so are the services we provide. We have a track record of excellence in the industry because we work hard, value our guests and their sensibilities, and assure hundred percent reliability at all times.
We at YAK Holidays strictly adhere to the tenets of responsible tourism and ensure that there is adequate economic benefit for local people from your visit to our beautiful country. We arrange tours and treks in ways that enhance the well being of host communities. We make positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
YAK does so by encouraging travelers to purchase and utilize materials available locally thereby creating an outlet for the locals for their produce without imposing any demand for imported commodities.
YAK Holidays is Extraordinary, because we provide more enjoyable experiences for tourists through meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.We minimize negative economic, environmental & social impacts.
What makes YAK distinct from other travel companies is that the owner and managers of the company know about the country very well. We are uniquely positioned to provide unrivalled services in the industry. We have experience, discipline, and passion. And we have wisdom. All this goes on to enrich your visit to Bhutan, be it a cultural tour or a tough trek through the rugged terrains of the country.
At YAK, we do not design the tour itinerary for you. We provide the details of places and things that could of interest to you, and the itinerary is developed in consultation with you.
YAK specializes in tour packages that enable its guests to experience real Bhutan, those untouched, pure and untainted corners of the country where life is what it exactly was many years ago.
YAK is Extraordinary, because it is owned by a social entrepreneur, a giant of a man whose ambition and persistence fuels the YAK. Sithar Tamang relishes the unblemished satisfaction of his guests. For him, tourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel.
At YAK Holidays, Tourism is not Business; It is a Way of Life.
YAK Walks the Talk. See it for yourself!
All the Foreign National Tourists traveling to Bhutan must travel through all-inclusive package Tour, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal Governement of Bhutan. This tariff includes the services of accomodation, Meals, Transportation within the country, Guide services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments... Read More »»
For travel to Bhutan, you have to book the pre-paid package tour. Some of our sample tour itineraries are given below.
Some of our sample cultural tour itineraries:
|Bhutan at a Glance||(4 Nights/5 Days)|
|Glimpse of Bhutan
||(5 Nights/6 Days)
|The Shangrila's Delight||(6 Nights/7 Days)
|Shangrila's Highlight Tour||(7 Nights/8 Days)|
|Bhutan Insight Tour||(8 Nights/9 Days)|
|Historic Bhutan Tour||(9 Nights/10 Days)|
|Central Bhutan Tour||(10 Nights/11 Days)|
|Bhutan Journey of Destinction||(13 Nights/14 Days)|
Some of the popular Festivals are listed below:
|Punakha Festival||(11th-13th March 2014)|
|Paro Tshechu Festival||(11th-15th April 2014)|
|Ura Yakchoe Festival||(10th-14th May 2014)|
|Nimalung Festival||(5th-7th June 2014)|
|Thimphu Tshechu Festival||(14th-16th Sept 2013)|
|Jakar Festival||(12th-15th October 2013)|
|Jambay Lhakhang Festival||(18th-22nd October 2013)|
|Nalakhar Festival||(17th-19th Nov 2013)|
The minimum daily tariff for the international tourist traveling to Bhutan in a group of 3 persons or more is fixed by the Bhutan government & is as follows:
High Season Tariff – US$ 250 per person per night halt (March, April, May, September, October & November)
Low Season Tariff – US$ 200 per person per night halt (January, February, June, July, August & December)
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Visa is required for Travel to Bhutan. Please be informed that no foreign embassies/ Missions/Agencies can issue Visa for Bhutan except the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu Bhutan. Once we receive the Tour payment, we will process the Visa and the Visa approval letter/ Visa Clearance letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu Bhutan will be e-mailed to you. You have to carry this document when you board the Druk Air flight. The actual visa will be stamped in your passport upon arrival in Bhutan.
A valid passport is required for travel to Bhutan and the validity of the passport should be minimum 6 months.
Bhutan's flag carrier, Druk Air, operates two Airbuses (A319) to New Delhi (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Kolkata (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Bangkok (Thailand), Bagdogra (India), Guwahati (India), Singapore and Bodh Gaya (India). The preferred ports of embarkation are: New Delhi and Kolkata in India, Kathmandu in Nepal, Singapore and Bangkok in Thailand. Read More »»
Our tour and trekking guides are trained and certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and refreshers course are given frequently to update their knowledge and standards. They all speak fluent english and are well versed in country's history, traditions and culture.
For one to two people, we use comfortable SUVs 4WD cars such as Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Prado and Korean cars like Tucson, Santa Fe and Terracan. For three to six people in a group, we provide comfortable Korean Hyundai H-1 and Toyota Hi-ace buses and for seven people and above, we provide AC Toyota Coaster buses.
The costs that we offer do not cover your Travel Insurance. It is imperative that you have full scomprehensive insurance cover to protect against unforeseen accidents and mishaps. Such policies are not available in Bhutan. It should adequately cover baggage and travel delays etc. and helicopter evacuation, transportation and medical assistance incase of treks.
Druk Air International Flight Schedule 2013
Druk Air Domestic Flight Schedule 2013
We also organize travel to Sikkim and Darjeeling.
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India values its relationship with Bhutan
6th May, 2013
Bhutan is looking at assistance of Nu 45B from India in the 11th Plan Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley met with the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi yesterday.....
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