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Bhutan Travel made easy with Yak Holidays International. We are one of the pioneer Bhutan Travel agencies established in 2003 and specialize in the tailor made Bhutan Trip packages and group Travel to Bhutan. It will be a privilege to be your host and share with you all the beauty of our country and people.
Let us help you plan your perfect Bhutan trip with the first hand information, the best customized itinerary and price.

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Spanish Actress, Pillar Macarena's while on travel to Bhutan

Spanish Actress, Pillar Macarena on Snowman Trek in Bhutan.

Travel to Bhutan where centuries old traditions blend harmoniously with modern times to create a fairytale realm like no other. Over the years, Bhutan has generated a lot of interest on varying subjects of which perhaps our institution of monarchy, our spiritual values, our democracy that was thrust upon us, our development philosophy of Gross National Happiness and, our unique culture that’s thriving, our prominence as the only carbon neutral country in the world and our distinction as one of the Top 10 global hotspot for biodiversity.

Some of our stories, small as they may be, are unprecedented, and have all the ingredients to inspire others in a big, big way.

Yes, Bhutan is a country like no other. It is unique, it is different, and it is truly inspiring and fascinating.

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Below is the list of top places to visit in Bhutan. Being a mountainous and landlocked country, most of the destinations are located in the small fertile valleys surrounded by the snow capped mountains and hills adorned with beautiful stupas called chortens. The colorful prayer flags fluttering the hills and mountain tops are a common sight which is believed to spread the mantras of peace and tranquility to the sentient beings. The occasional sounds of the gongs and cymbals interrupt the quietness of these valleys.

A-brief-description-of-BhutanAs you travel from the Western part of the country to the East, you will discover that each of these valleys has its own beauty and uniqueness and keep you charmed during your entire travel. Most travelers choose to travel covering Paro, Haa Valley, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang (Gangtey/Phobjikha valley), Trongsa and Bumthang.  Some tourists visiting Bhutan still choose to travel to the Eastern part of Bhutan which has its own charm.

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How to get to Bhutan?

There are 2 ways on how to get to Bhutan. You can get into Bhutan either by Flight into Paro International Airport by one of the two Airlines, Druk Air, The national flag carrier or by Bhutan Airlines, A private Airline company. The second option of getting into Bhutan is by road from the Southern part of the country.

Flights to Bhutan

Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines are the only two Bhutanese Airlines that operate in Bhutan.

  • Druk Air – Royal Bhutan Airlines is the National Flag carrier of the kingdom of Bhutan and operates 4 (3- A319) and 1 ATR 42-500) series Aircrafts and flies to and from Singapore, (Kolkotta, New Delhi, Gaya, Mumbai, Bagdogra and Gauhati in India), Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal). Druk Air also flies to domestic destinations Yonphula, Gelephu and Bumthang.
  • Bhutan Airlines, a private Airline operates 2 A319 aircrafts with a seating capacity of 126 passengers, flies to Bangkok via Kolkotta on daily basis and 3 flights to Delhi, India via Kathmandu.

Link to the Druk Air schedule and Bhutan Airlines schedule.

By Road

You can also enter Bhutan by road from three Southern districts of Phuentsholing which shares border with Indian border town of Jaigaon (West Bengal), Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar share border with the Indian state of Assam. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra (174 kms. – 4 hour drive) and you can also combine your Bhutan trip with Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Bhutan Airfare:

Singapore to Paro

  • Economy Class: SIN – PBH – SIN: US $ 1000.3
  • Business Class: SIN – PBH – SIN: US $ 1657.3

Bangkok to Bhutan

  • Economy Class: BKK – PBH – BKK: US $ 974
  • Business Class: BKK – PBH – BKK: US $ 1091

Delhi to Bhutan

  • Economy Class: DEL – PBH – DEL: US $ 625
  • Business Class: DEL – PBH – DEL: US $ 770

kathmandu to Bhutan

  • Economy Class: KTM – PBH – KTM: US $ 412
  • Business Class: KTM – PBH – KTM: US $ 476

Kolkata to Bhutan

  • Economy Class: CCU – PBH – CCU: US $ 432
  • Business Class: CCU – PBH – CCU: US $ 503
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Phuentsholing Gate -Border town in Southern Bhutan

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Our Bhutan Trip Packages

We specialize in various Bhutan trip packages like Cultural Tour, Trekking, Honeymoon tour, Festival Tours, Mountain biking, Motor Cycle Tours, Filming, Meditation, Rafting, Kayaking and Bird watching trips.

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Booking Bhutan Tour

Any enthusiastic traveler intending to  visit  and travel to Bhutan must and can only travel on an all inclusive packaged tour, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This tariff or fee actually includes just about everything needed for you as a traveler , and that includes your accommodation, all meals and transportation within the country for your entire course of stay. Plus a tour guide and driver, sightseeing and entrance fees at all places.

  • Tours must always be booked through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator or a Travel Agent and the entire arrangement will be made by the same travel agent. Customization, personalization and flexibility are always assured.
  • Clients traveling at peak seasons and festivals do need to book their tours at least 2 ½ months in advance. Because of the high altitude, the airlines that operate and land in Bhutan are smaller with lesser seat capacity and rather not like the massive ones that you may be familiar with.

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Bhutan Visa Formalities and Procedures

Indians, Bangladeshis and Maldivians have the exemption to travel to Bhutan with just a permit, which can be availed from the immigration department at the port of entry, while all other nationals visiting Bhutan need visas.

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to their travel to Bhutan. The visas are processed by your Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.

Visa Requirements

All that is required is for you to send the photo page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. Please don’t forget to bring the same passport of which you sent the photo page. The visa will be processed in  the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once the payment has been made through,  the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours. It may seem complicated on the face of it but it actually works out very nice and smooth. A visa clearance letter is then issued but the actual visa is stamped on your passport when you land in Bhutan. So you actually need to bring in the “visa clearance letter” which will be emailed to you by the Tour Operator when you travel to Bhutan.

Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

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Travel cost to Bhutan

The minimum daily travel cost to Bhutan for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:

  • USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August & December.
  • USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October & November.

The minimum Bhutan tour package cost includes:

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
  • All meals.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide and driver for the entire extent of your stay.
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes to the government towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, and infrastructure development.

On your day of departure, the obligation of the tour operator will be limited to providing breakfast and drop off at the airport but any extra requirements will  be payable on the basis of usage.

FIT Surcharges

Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily Bhutan tour cost is applicable as follows:

Single Person: US$ 40 per night.

Group of 2 persons: US$ 30 per person per night.

The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.

The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visits approved and cleared by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Bhutan Tour Discounts

  1. There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates and 100% discount on Royalty.
  2. Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall be given a 25% discount on daily rates.
  3. A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.

Detailed information of flights, tours and treks, festivals, places of interest, hotels, etc can be obtained from the Tour operator. We at Yak Holidays International are more than happy to cooperate.

Bhutan Tour Cancellation Policy

Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • Within 16 – 30 days of start of programme – 50% of rate
  • Within 15 days – 100% of rate
  • After arrival in Bhutan- 100% of rate

Delayed Arrival & Departure

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.

Note: INR (Indian Rupees) denominations of 500 and 1,000 are not accepted in Bhutan.

Our Valued Clients:

Hollywood Actor, Keith Erik Andreen and his beautiful actress wife, Katrina Joyce Andeen traveled with us from 22nd Dec - 28th Dec. 2017.

Hollywood Actor, Keith Erik Andreen and his beautiful actress wife, Katrina Joyce Andeen traveled with us from 22nd Dec – 28th Dec. 2017.

Myanmar's Ambassador (His Excellency Lwin Oo) to Nepal and his wife travelled to Bhutan with us from 19th May - 22nd May 2017

Myanmar’s Ambassador (His Excellency Lwin Oo) to Nepal and his wife traveled to Bhutan with us from 19th May – 22nd May 2017

arah Teh Poh Ling and Tang Kong Wai

Our clients from Singapore, Sarah Teh Poh Ling and Tang Kong Wai booked their trip to Bhutan with us from date 15/04/18 – 21/04/18

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9 Days Central Bhutan Tour

Price/pax: 3 pax & above in a group


Peak Season: March, April, May –

Sep, Oct & Nov. Price: US $ 2065


Off Season: Dec, Jan, Feb –

June, July & Aug: US $ 1660.

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Our Reviews from Past Clients

Memorable trip to Bhutan – made easy with Yak Holidays

Everything was taken care of by Yak Holidays, We were in Bhutan in March for a 12 days vacation in Bhutan. We saw everything we wanted to. Because it was just my wife and I if we wanted to change the itinerary it was no problem. Our guide Mandhoj and driver Yuda were wonderful.

I have no idea how Yuda drove through those mountain passes with Yaks, dogs, rocks, cows, horses, landslides etc almost every step of the way. Mandhoj is an amazing man, his English was great as was his Spanish- he is a passionate guide, and extremely knowledgeable. All of the hotels were good, and all of the stops worthwhile.

chicnanandtomChicago, Illinois

My trip to Bhutan was an amazing adventure.

I was greeted with warmth upon arrival at the Paro International Airport and my guide and driver were fun to be with. My Bhutan itinerary was bountiful and flexible which was great as some of the visits were quite quick. I very much enjoyed the temples and the vast history. My guide was very knowledgeable!

I was also greeted by Mr Sithar, the owner of the company, who came out to meet me in person. This was such a lovely gesture. I highly recommend a Bhutan trip with Yak Holidays Int’l. and I know that I will be back to Bhutan with them to see more of this amazing country.

Jenna SAustralia

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Why book Bhutan Trip Packages with Us?

  • Guaranteed visa for your Bhutan trip.
  • Best tailor made and flexible/compatible itinerary(ies) to suit your Bhutan travel needs.
  • Best hotel options of your choice. We will always book you in the best properties in various locations.
  • No hidden costs (please check our Bhutan travel information link to find out what our daily tourist tariff covers).
  • We promote responsible tourism in Bhutan and Eco-friendly trip to Bhutan and have been nominated for the Asoka change maker’s award in 2007 and 2008.
  • We bring with us 16 Years of experience organizing various kinds of trips in Bhutan.
Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

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Our Affiliations & Memberships:

 

Tourism Council of Bhutan

Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators

Drukair Corporation

Bhutan Airlines

Guide Association of Bhutan

Hotel Association of Bhutan