We are committed to the industry’s highest standards. As such Bhutan Travelers maintain active memberships with the following associations adhering to their standards of excellence.
The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) adheres strongly to a policy of ‘High Value, Low Impact’ tourism thus creating the country as an exclusive travel destination in the world. The government recognises tourism as an important means of achieving socioeconomic development but has adopted a very cautious approach to its growth and development. Its policies and practices ensure tourism is conducted in a way that is socially and culturally acceptable and accords with the tenets of Gross National Happiness.
Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is very high level commission body managed by the council of ministers from various Government agencies. Besides helping the government to promote Bhutan as an exclusive travel destination based on Gross National Happiness (GNH) Values, TCB is responsible for developing and promoting tourism industry. It formulates tourism policies, plans and programs, implement relevant policies, laws and regulations.
Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB) is a non-profit, Mutual Benefit Organization established to empower and professionalize tour guides and the guiding profession in the country. The Association works towards the objectives of bringing all guides under one roof to develop a sense of friendship, fellowship and professionalism. It renders a common platform for guides to voice out their grievances and setbacks that undermine the image and shared interests.
Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) is the recognized representative of the tour operators in Bhutan. It is the mutual and official voice of all Bhutanese tour operators who constitute its primary membership. It is also an institution representing and protecting the collective interests of the tourism industry in the country. ABTO has been responsive and effective in representing shared concerns as well as in promoting interests of all tour operators.
BHUTAN TRAVELERS PHILANTHROPHY
Philanthropy has been an integral part of our business since we founded our company. We have been actively supporting a Dharma House in a remote village since nine years. The company is a full sponsor of supporting and feeding 20 monks of a Dharma House.
Sharing is loving. At Bhutan Travelers, we believe that what we earn should also go to the community. We pay the government levy, which in turn pays off for our free education and health. We do not own large fleet of cars but we hire from locals. We use local accommodations and buy local foods and vegetables from villagers on trekking trails.
As tourism in Bhutan is highly regulated by the government, any payment that you send to us is secured. As the account of your local agent is tied directly to government, the money that you wire us goes directly to government account. This is to ensure that the local agents carry out trips successfully. Money will be released to your local agent’s account only after completion of your trip.
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM- WE PRACTICE ETHICAL TOURISM
At Bhutan Travelers, we are committed to responsible tourism. Our policies and practices ensure that all our tours are undertaken in a way that is socially and culturally acceptable and environmentally friendly. We are firmly committed to a principle wherein the environment and culture not scarified at the altar of tourism. Responsible tourism remains as our guiding principle for everything we do as a tour operator and we have been strictly adhering to our policies.
Bhutan Travelers guides are trained and certified by the government to lead groups. They are intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly and well organized. They take care of every detail of your itinerary and are an indispensable part of your journey. From time to time, refreshers course are being given to keep abreast with the latest knowledge of guiding. They are qualified to give you an authentic understanding of every place you visit making it a journey of your lifetime.
TAILOR MADE ITINERARIES
You can unleash us volley of questions with regards to your trip planning. We have always felt that personal attention and prompt responses are of utmost importance to our clients, and we treat every correspondence with utmost care and consideration.
We prepare your itinerary in coordination with local field experts and tailor it as per your personal interest and time frame. We have explored all trails, scouted every corner of the country to find all things Bhutanese. Besides normal activities, we are in a position to infuse some unique experiences into your itinerary: be it a game of archery, local rituals or ceremony, special prayer ceremony with Buddhist monks, a session with Bhutanese astrologer, traditional marriage ceremony, farm house dinner, terrific Tsechu festivals or a local hot stone bath, we can all do it for you.
Our Mailing Address
P.O Box # 1298
Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
Telephone & Fax
+975 2 328868 (Phone)
+975 2 328869 (Fax)