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 -
"Hello my friend of Yak Holidays.I think you remember me, I travelled to Bhutan with your agency. I see recently on your web site the Comments section. I think you should add this..." Read More
Nestled in the undulating folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan is special to people who want to see centuries-old culture thriving with modernity. We are proud to tell the world that Bhutan could perhaps be one of the happiest countries, not simply because the country has adopted the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, but because of its ecological richness, thriving cultural heritage, and strong family values.
Bhutan is one of the last bastions of Tantric Mahayana Buddhism. And yet itâ€™s also the newest democracy in the world. The fourth King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck told his people that if Bhutan is to prosper and flourish, they must accept the new polity. Thus, in March 2008, Bhutan went to the polls to elect the first batch of parliamentarians under the new political structure.
The countryâ€™s small population of less than 700,000 people is scattered over the mountains and across the valleys. And they live in harmony with nature. The towering mountains and verdant hills are believed to be abodes of gods and goddesses. To a Bhutanese, every living being is as sacred and honorable as man.
Bhutan Map Showing Captial, Airport, and Dzongkhag headquaters
Visitors say Bhutan is a rare confluence of modernity and value-laden civilization, weaving an amazingly unique story. The countryâ€™s history proudly gives a special place to the fact that it never experienced the yoke of colonization.
Sandwiched between the two rising Asian giants â€“ India to the south and China to the north â€“ Bhutan quietly follows its unique and responsible way to progress.
In 2009, Bhutan pledged to remain a carbon-neutral country for all times to come; and though the country is grappling with acute economic demands, it is willing to forgo rapid industrialization and exploration of minerals for the sake of emitting less and absorbing other countriesâ€™ carbon.
This is why Bhutan is ranked as one of the top ten biodiversity hotspots in the world. And of course, it is a popular tourist destination. Hundreds of tourists who came to Bhutan through Yak Holidays had beautiful memories to take. They say their travel experience in Bhutan continues to haunt their travel-thirsty dreams.
We welcome you to Bhutan, and assure you that the stories you hear, places you see, culture you experience will be refreshingly fascinating.
They say the best things in the world are better heard, seen and experienced first-hand.
Thatâ€™s why Yak is here â€“ the Extraordinary travel guide to Bhutan as represented by the Extraordinary animal of the Himalayas.