Yak Holidays Int'l
Yak Holidays Int'l
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Multi-day ToursBike ToursClimbing ToursHiking & Camping Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Yak holidays Int’l 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. 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 are the only Tour Company in Bhutan to be nominated for the Ashoka Change Makers’ Award organized by the National Geographic Society in the year 2007 & 2008 for educating & 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. At YAK Holidays Int’l, travel is not just a business. It is a way of life. And, yes, YAK walks the talk. Come, see and experience it for yourself! See you in Bhutan..! YAK TEAM..
Thimphu, Bhutan

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River M
6 contributions
Oct 2022
Yak Holidays was a great company to travel with. They were supportive in what we asked for and the guides had lots of knowledge!

The only feedback we have, was that when we wanted to change things up in our itinerary, our guide had to receive permission before we could change it. This made us feel like it was a struggle to change our own trip. However, everything worked out and our guide provided great service.

Additionally, the hotels were amazing and extremely clean, the staff were so helpful and the food was great! However, the hotels were on the outside of town making it challenging to walk around the city's in the evening and explore or meet other people.

Over all though, we were happy with our Yak Holiday experience!
Written January 9, 2023
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Thank you so much for the lovely review..It means so much to us.
Written January 10, 2023
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Liyun
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
My friend and I emailed Yak Holidays for our Bhutan trip and Sithar had been the liaison person. He is very responsive, and tries to assist us in thr best ways possible. He even accommodated to our request when we wanted to watch the festivals, and drafted a new itinerary efficiently.

Our flight and all were booked, and we really didn't have to do anything besides sending in our passport details/ photos. When we arrived, our guide (Tashi) and driver (Kishore) were waiting for us outside the arrival hall. Kishore was very akillful with his driving skills, navigating through the long, winding roads, and went slow because one of us was having motion sickness. Tashi was also very thoughtful, brought us for short hiking trips so that we can acclimatize to the altitude in preparation for the hike to Tiger's Nest.

Bhutanese we meet throughout the trip were very friendly, always welcoming us with a smile! We never went hungry because they really feed us with a lot of (good) food.

Hotel stays were alright. The rooms were very nice and big. Basic amenities are there. Food was good for some of them. One or two hotel rooms were a bit cold, as the room is huge with only one heater. You can always ask for extra heater, just that we didn't.

Overall, the 7D6N trip was really unforgettable! Recommend to travel with Yak Holidays as they are really very responsive, and accommodating.
Written December 27, 2022
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Thank you Liyun for this beautiful review.
Written December 30, 2022
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Mike G
San Francisco, CA1,209 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I just finished a wonderful 6-day trip with Yak Holidays and would recommend them wholeheartedly. Everything about the week was great. We visited several beautiful sites per day, including monasteries, nunneries, fortresses, museums, mountain passes, and more. The accommodations were very comfortable. The meals were tasty and punctual. And our guides (Milan, Chimi, Sonam) were friendly and did a great job telling us about the history, culture, and religion. They also added in extra things that weren't on the itinerary, like visiting an animal sanctuary to see the national animal, the takin.

In particular, I want to thank the team for taking care of me while I wasn't feeling well. Sadly, the altitude was too much for me, so I was unable to visit Tiger's Nest. The team arranged for me to have a traditional hot stone bath at the hotel, and then they added the Dzongdrakha Monastery for me, which is known as the Second Tiger's Nest. It was a great way for me to have a similar sort of experience without the hike that I couldn't do.

I hope to return someday and visit the actual Tiger's Nest with the team at Yak Holidays. They did such a great job, and I'm grateful to have been in such good hands.

Kadrin Cheyla!
Written July 4, 2023
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Sylvia
6 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Spent 7 days and 8 nights in Bhaten late Faburary, arranged by Yak Holidays. Bhaten is a peaceful place with unspoiled countryside. Besides Tiger's Nest, Katsho Gormba and Kila Gompa nunnery are surprisingly memorable. The choices of hotel and the food are excellent even I only chose 3 stars accommodation. Mr Sithar, Ms Sonam and Mr driver and the coordinated effort of all hotel staffs delivered true hospitality. It's a joyful experience from the beginning of booking to the end of the trip. Thank you.
Written March 9, 2023
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Libspk
Newton Aycliffe, UK36 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
I cannot recommend & praise this company enough for anyone considering travelling to Bhutan. From start to finish the communication was excellent with Mr Sithar who listened to & adapted an itinerary for our needs. There was great attention & care throughout the whole week.
Written January 7, 2024
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Jithin R
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
I cannot compliment yak holidays enough. From the get go, Visa process to receiving us from the airport to sending us off, everything was just perfect. They were courteous, available, knowledgeable and provided some interesting stories/ details to the Bhutanese culture and life.

Ps: Yak holidays' choice of hotels are just amazing 😉
Written January 9, 2023
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Petr F
2 contributions
Dec 2022
Twenty years ago I made a trip to the Himalayas. I was dreaming about visiting Bhutan but at that time it was not possible. I am very glad that it became possible in autumn of 2022. The trip, though very short, exceeded my expectations. I am particularly grateful to Sithar of Yak Holidays Int’l for all the support he provided.
Written January 1, 2023
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Rowan
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam21 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I've worked closely with Mr Sithar and Yak Holidays Int'l for over a year and he is an incredibly reliable, friendly and down-to-earth travel operator to cooperate with for tours to Bhutan. His team of guides are punctual, knowledgeable, and show what the true side of Bhutan has to offer. There's no other better choice in Bhutan. Highly recommend for all your travel needs.
Written July 11, 2023
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C B
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Yak Holidays is extremely responsive and worked with me to make the perfect itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bhutan. Our guide Jigme was very flexible in ensuring we got to see (and eat!) everything we wanted to during our trip, and our driver Yota did a great job in chauffeuring us across the country. Would highly recommend Yak Holidays to anyone looking to travel to Bhutan.
Written April 28, 2019
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chicnanandtom
Chicago, IL131 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Everything was taken care of by Yak Holidays, We were in Bhutan in March for a 12 day cultural tour. 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 Yota were wonderful. I have no idea how Yota 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
Written March 22, 2019
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