Elmara Willis (Ms.)

Went to Bhutan on a 2-week experience in April 2015 and all the arrangements were done by YAK HOLIDAYS. I travel a lot, and I have never had a company be so prompt with replies – within 30 minutes mostly! – , so effective with communication, so easy to pay, and with absolutely everything just running smoothly all the way. Mr Sithar and his staff are just on the ball! Bhakta was my very knowledgeable and patient guide, and Passang the calm and safe driver, and I never worried even over the worst roads.

I stayed in lovely hotels, had too much lovely food, had amazing walks in the country and to temples, and took thousands of photos…. Bhutan is an amazing country to visit, and you need a well organised trip to get full value for your money. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending YAK HOLIDAYS to you. Go for it! They are 5-stars all the way!

Elmara Willis (Ms.)Port Elizabeth, United Kingdom of Great Britain
Gael McNally

Good evening Sithar Tamang

Tonight is my last night of my Magical Bhutan itinerary, and as per your welcome letter, I would like to take this chance to share my experiences with my guide, Mr Lal, and Driver Passang.

I have had an amazing week, and the beauty and peacefulness I have experienced in this amazing Kingdom has created so many memories that I hope will be with me for the rest of my life.
The professionalism of Mr Lal and Passang have ensured that my time here was all it could be.  The gentlemen were always incredibly punctual, incredibly well-groomed, and always with a big smiles on their faces.  At all times Mr Lal would explain the day’s itinerary and I was never left in any uncertainty as to what was happening.  Every evening, he would always ensure that everything was as it should be, that my room was to my liking and that I didn’t have any other requirements before he would depart for the night.  He also went ‘the extra mile’ for me today which I am very appreciative of.  I had some purchases I wanted to post back to my  home country.  Mr Lal accompanied me to the post office and took care of all the procedures – from obtaining a suitable carton to use, getting Customs clearance, getting some packing tape and ensuring the carton was well secured, as well as dealing with the Clerk and completing necessary documentation.  All of this would have been quite a challenge for me on my own so I would like to make special mention of how much I appreciated this.

I would also like to comment on the excellent driving of Passang.  We covered many miles on some rather challenging roads and I never once felt my safety was in jeopardy.  His vehicle was always clean and tidy, even after a day of driving on dusty roads.  And he always had a ready smile and happy face!

In these two gentlemen, I believe you have two very special people who are great Ambassadors of your wonderful Kingdom.  I am grateful to them for the wonderful way they looked after me this week.

With kindest regards

Gael McNally
Marilynn Gustafson

Dear Ambrose:

Thank you for the flowers that were waiting for me at the conclusion of my beautiful journey to Bhutan.  What a special trip.  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 close my eyes and imagine myself gazing at Tiger’s Nest from that wonderful viewpoint just before beginning the stone steps.

Your agent in Bhutan did a great job for us.  The guides were sensitive, knowledgeable and accommodating.  We got to know Bhim and Dorji (driver) best.  The accommodations ranged from very nice to modest, but that was okay also.  I only wish that we could have had more time – an extra day in Trongsa, and time to walk into the Phobjikha Valley – perhaps overnighting there.  Maybe I will be able to return in the spring some time to do these things.

Special moments included

  • temple blessings each day
  • river rafting on the Pho Chu river
  • the all-day climb to Tiger’s Nest
  • hanging a prayer flag at the top of Yotang La
  • meeting the Queen Mother at Kichu Lhakhang (near Paro)
  • visit to an elementary and a high school  in Trongsa
  • attending the Wangdue and Thimphu Festivals

Thank you again

Marilynn Gustafson112 8th Street Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
Birgit & Daniel

Dear Sithar,

now that we are finally back home, I wanted to send a quick THANK YOU message from us!! Thank you all for a perfect honeymoon and the perfect organisation of our trip! We had a brilliant time in Bhutan and especially the candle light dinner that you organised was lovely.

We’d love to come back some time! 🙂

Thank you very much!

Kind regards

Birgit & Daniel
Svetlana

Thank you very much again for the organization of the trip. Both me and my
daughter were very happy to visit Bhutan and hope to come back one day.

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I first contacted Yak Holidays in 2010 and in 2014 got back to them for a
trip to Bhutan to be organized for me and for my 5 y.o. daughter.
Everything was up to the highest mark – from providing itinary and costs
till saying good-bye at the airpost on the last day. Both the guide and the
driver were professionals, the hotel and food provided suited our needs. And
we liked the country so much even though spent only 4 days in Bhutan. Hope
to come back one day. And we wish Yak Holidays all the best!

SvetlanaRussia