About Yak Holidays Int’l
Yak holidays Int’l, established in 2003, we are a travel company licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, an autonomous government body which oversees the tourism industry in Bhutan. Yak Holidays Int’l is a member of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.
We have a very good track record of excellence in the tourism industry because we work hard with diligence, value and honor our guests and their sensibilities, and assure total reliability at all times. We at YAK Holidays Int’l strictly adhere to all 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 the host communities. We also make positive contributions to conservation of natural and cultural heritages.
“YAK is Extraordinary”, because its owned by a social entrepreneur, a giant of a man whose ambition and persistence fuels and catalyzes the YAK. Sithar Tamang relishes the unblemished satisfaction of all his guests. For him, tourism is all about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel without leaving any footprints behind.
Year of Establishment: 2003.
Licensed By: Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Member of: Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators
Awards & Nominations:Nominated for Ashoka Change Makers’ award organised by National Geographic Society in 2007 & 2008.
Motto and Mantra:To harmoniously unite conservation, communities and sustainable travel
Has a bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.Sc). Having travelled to Europe and other countries in Asia, he brings with him immense experience in travel business. He started his career in travel business since 1999 and he founded Yak Holidays International in 2003.
Bhim P Raika studied in India for 5 years. He has a Masters Degree in Physics, from Vellore Institute of Technology University (VITU), India
He has been working in the company as an Executive Director since February 2014. Prior to joining Yak Holidays Int’l team, he worked as a Lecturer at a teacher training college namely Samtse College of Education, Samtse.
He looks after correspondence, ensures hotels and flight bookings, update Managing Director on the development of events and issues if any. He applies his diverse experience in guiding Yak Holidays Int’l to effectively set a course for sustainable tourism practices in Bhutan.
Ms. Zangmo Sherpa with M.COM (I.G.N.O.U) has been working in Yak Holidays Int’l as a Reservation Manager since August 2013. Her experience with Holiday Milestone as a Tour Consultant for a year is an added advantage for the company. Her responsibility entails reservations of hotel according to the needs of the clients.
Ms. Josna Rana is B.Com (CA) graduate from Dr. SNS RajaLakshmi College of Arts & Science; Coimbatore, India has been working in Yak Holidays Int’l since August 2013 as a Finance Manager. As a head of the Finance, her work includes preparation of final accounts, bank statement reconciliations, monthly payroll and maintenance of up to date accounts of the company.
AIR FLIGHTS MANAGER
Mr. SanRaj Subba with pre-university degree from Kelki Higher Secondary School is a ticketing and visa manager. He has been working in Yak Holidays Int’l since December 2010. He takes care of air flights manager for the Yak Holidays international clients besides looking after the visa permit.
TOUR & TREKKING GUIDE
Mr. Bhakta Gurung is a licensed tour and trekking guide who is fit and healthy with lots of energy and confidence, and possesses a calm customer focused manner, and have excellent interpersonal skills. He ensures that the tour is as safe as possible for the entire group.
Mr. Kinga Tshering is a licensed cultural guide. He has been in this profession for the last 6 years. He provides in-depth knowledge about destinations frequented by tourists and vacationers. He has facts and statistics of history of Bhutan and relay that information to visitors in an entertaining and informative way.
LAL B RAI
Lal B Rai is a licensed senior guide at Yak Holidays Int’l . He has led many International groups of both culture and trekking for Yak Holidays Int’l . His vast knowledge in the history, tradition and culture of Bhutan has made him a reliable guide.
CULTURAL & TREKKING GUIDE
Mr. Phub Tshering is a licensed cultural and trekking guide. He has been in the tourism industry for the last 10 years. He is known for his humility and simplicity. His soft spoken ability has won the hearts of many clients over the years.
NIMA WANGCHUK SHERPA
CULTURAL & TREKKING GUIDE
Mr. Nima Wangchuk Sherpa has been working with Yak Holidays for the last 9 years. He has traveled far and wide across the country and has an in-depth knowledge of Bhutan’s rich tradition and culture. He has almost covered all the treks of Bhutan including one of the toughest treks in the world namely Snowman trek. He is always willing to offer his assistance and has an excellent rapport with many clients, colleagues. He is a culture and a trekking guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
VETERAN CULTURAL, TREKKING & CYCLING GUIDE
Mr. Jamyang Dorji is a veteran cultural and trek guide. He is also a Mountain biking tour guide. He has covered all the trek trails including one of the tenth toughest Snowman treks in the world. He has been in the tourism industry for the last 17 years and possesses the energy, passion and knowledge to be an enthusiastic and responsible tour guide, and enjoys the opportunity to meet people of all ages and cultures. He is an adventurous person who thrives on developing new trips and making environmental education interesting and accessible. He has a flair for leadership, communication and organisation, and can confidently lead trips for all age groups. He has his Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) from St. Anthony’s College, North East hill University, Shillong and his Software engineering course from APTEC.
He is the senior most member along with Sithar and Marylyn and he has been providing excellent driving service. He is also the head of transport division of the company.
He is a licensed trekking cook and a veteran cook as well and has been with Yak Holidays International since 2009. He has served the clients faithfully and he has done almost all the treks in Bhutan.