Gawaling Tours & Treks "The land of Happiness"


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About Us

The jagged and unforgiving terrain of this country, often referred to as a country frozen in time, has never been a roller coaster journey for most travelers and enthusiasts alike and, more often than not, leave without having even known the actual Bhutan that many have actually wanted to see. With our vision and the motivation ‘to serve the best’ we hope to be your guide in making your stay here as pleasant as the Bhutan that you always dreamt of. Your quest for knowing the unknown actually ends here.

With many year of experience in this field and keeping in mind the many puzzles surrounding this least explored kingdom, Gawaling Tours & Treks takes pride in being one of the most proficient tour operators in Bhutan today. Your journey into this Himalayan kingdom will never be complete without a touch of our Gawaling magic. Come! Travel with us and venture into a journey across this mythical kingdom and unravel one of the world’s last abode of peace, the shangri-la... read more

Specially crafted tour and holiday packages for an amazing trip to BHUTAN

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Bhutan Visa

  • Other than Indian, Bangladeshis nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa.
  • All visas are issued from Thimphu.
  • Visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
  • Applications for tourist visas are submitted by the tour operator.
  • Visa clearance from Thimphu must be obtained before coming to Bhutan.
  • Visa clearance takes at least 10 days to process.
  • Air tickets to Bhutan cannot be purchased without visa clearance.
  • At your point of entry the visa will be stamped in your passport.
  • Visa applications must reach Bhutan one and half months before your intended arrival.
  • We will advise and take care of the formality if you travel with us.

Featured Bhutan Tour Packages

Planning a trip to Bhutan can be time consuming. That's why we have carefully designed tour packages that offer you a hassle-free way to experience Bhutan.

What Traveler's Say About Us

Nurul Karim – Indonesia

Girls trip in Bhutan from indonesia

The 6 days and 5 nights trip was fun. We brought back lots of good memories. Climbed up to tiger nest was great. I could not belief myself i really did it. I love the rivers, especially the one in Pharo.

mr Lana(guide) and mr Budha (driver), thank you for taking care the 7 of us since day one.

We answered all your riddles including the hardest in inless than 10 minutes

Nurul Karim - Indonesia

Michelle L

I visited Bhutan Oct 21-24, and i had emailed Gawaling tours at the beginning of October – I was worried I won’t be able to get the visa approved since it was on such short notice, but Tshweang was prompt in email responses (he will email you back fast and on the weekends) and I got my visa approved – also Gawaling was very honest with the trip quote, other 4-5 agencies I had contacted asked for $50-100 more than Gawaling (eventhough the tour rates are fixed and is already expensive for a young solo traveler like me in Bhutan, so I went with Gawaling knowing that its a honest agency)
During my 4 nights and 5 days, I visited Punakha, Thimpu, and Paro with Nala (Tshering) and Jigme (Jimmy). I visited all the main Dzongs and hiked to the Tiger’s Nest; the trip was fun because Jigmi and Nala are extremely responsible driver and tour guide, they will take care of your trip and try their best to accomodate to your requests, they were also really funny to travel with.
Nala is an experienced tour guide, he will take you to the best landmarks in Bhutna, he’s a great photographer, he knows the shortcuts during our short treks to Dzongs, and he also knows the best photo spots! Whenever we ran into his friends during the trip, they all spoke very highly of Nala and Jigme! Jigme is also a responsible and a safe driver – he drove so well I would sometimes nap away in the car, eventhough Bhutan is so scenic!

Food and hotels: the hotels and homestays were so wonderful. On the last day, I stayed at Paro village view and had helped cook and picked tomatoes in the garden (it was a fun authentic village experience- if you are into that you should ask if you can help!). The restaurants are usually authentic Bhutanese food, which were delicious. I didn’t pay extra for 4 or 5 star accomodations, but I was very happy with my 3 star hotels (the rooms were extra clean, hot water, heated/warm, comfortable beds, and no bugs at all).

I strongly recommend Gawaling Tours and please message me if you have any questions!

Michelle L

Bella Doan & Group, Vietnam

Bhutan was one of those places on my “Wish List”… I went to Bhutan with six friends, and we have just returned from a great and unforgettable trip (April 2012).

Bhutan is a wonderful, lovely and cultural rich country… During the tour we have experienced the enormous gentle, heart-warming welcoming attitude from the locals. This 6D/5N trip was organized by Tshewang of Gawaling Tours and Treks Company ( / www

The tour was tailored to our wish. During the time there, we had chance to visit all remarkable attractions and explore all West part of Bhutan: Thimphu Dzong, in Thimphu (2 nights); Horse-riding to Tiger’s Nest in Paro (2 night home-stay) and Wangdue (1 night).

The best of all was that we had a chance to attend the fascinating Testus Festival in Paro Dzong on 2nd April, where we met their handsome King and lovely Queen. This was truly the unexpected butter on the cake especially when you have to book the trip at least 6 months in advance.

The accommodation was all beautiful and in good convenient locations.

We were very lucky to have Tshewang, a young tour-guide who was very informative having an “anything possible” attitude. He’s really made the trip even more memorable with his great knowledge about Bhutan culture and places to go.

Amazing experience trip, all in all.

I will definitely go back to Bhutan again as soon as I am able to go.

Bella Doan & Group, Vietnam

Tay Chee Yong, Kenny and Gang

Thank you Gawaling Tours and Treks for your Hospitality and Wonderful explanation on  your  beautiful country, Bhutan! we will definitely bring back with us lots of unforgettable  memories  and hope to see you again in the near future.


Tay Chee Yong, Kenny and Gang

Tatjana and Nancy

We discovered a fascinating country, with very friendly people, amazing natural beauty and  scenery, and a rich and fascinating culture through Gawaling Tours. The trip was well  organized and well operated. Everything went smooth, the guide and driver were amazing, the  hotels were good and the food was delicious. We would highly recommend Bhutan to anyone  who is looking for an outstanding experience. Trip to Bhutan was a memorable experience.We  hope some day in near future we will travel to Bhutan again.

Tatjana and Nancy

Rob Evans & Norman Khouri

Hi Gawaling Tours & Treks, we got back last night from our wonderful trip in Bhutan. We had a great trip, really enjoyed the culture, food, and people–our flights and hotels worked out very well, especially the services provided by Gawaling, we found it to be an excellent services, very accommodating. Thank you so much for setting up our trip. We’re going to tell everyone about the Gawaling Tours and if anyone shows interest in visiting, we’ll direct them to you.

Rob Evans & Norman Khouri

Scott and May

“A true hidden shangri-la”

Legend Travel in the ‘land of Happiness’ with Gawaling Tours & Treks

Whenever we think of roads we have traveled through on our journey through Bhutan, we thank our tour planner Gawaling Tours and Treks. Thank you for ensuring our safety throughout our holiday in Bhutan, Bhutan is a beautiful country with wonderful scenery , but its our interaction with Bhutanese through Gawaling staff which really makes Bhutan come alive for us. Thank you once again.

Best Wishes

Scott and May

SOO Cheng and Group

This trip is really wonderful… we had taken plenty of nice photos,  and… especially with Karma (professional, helpful,  … with plenty “white dots”..)  and Passang ( his driving skill is super!!!) providing their best services to us.

We really enjoyed this trip, it was fun,  most unforgettable and wonderful trip.

I’ll recommend my friends to visit Bhutan ..  the land of ‘the land of happiness’.

SOO Cheng and Group