Are your Looking for a good bistro with amazing view, good ambiance, huge free parking space and away from crowded streets? Then look no further, the Royal Thimphu Gold Course Restaurant offers multi-cuisines and perfect setup which suites the best for you and your family outing. Be it birthday bash, dinner, outdoor picnic lunch or any celebration we have all for you. We also have special offers for tourists visiting us. For booking and further information please call Ms. Sangay Wangmo at +975-1733-7954.


UILCTI offers Cultural Tourist Guide Training from 3rd April 2017. For those who are attending this course a free basic Chinese language course will also be given. UILCTI also offers basic and advance course (speaking and writing) for those are interested to learn Chinese language. For further information please contact UILCTI at 17829061/17684689/77300743 or visit our office located at Thimphu Plaza Building, 4th Floor. Or visit our website



Nomination of candidates for new board of directors of GAB 
Following the end of term of the present board of directors of GAB, the election of new members of the executive board will be held during the GAB’s Annual General Meeting scheduled on January 27, 2017. 
However, candidates wanting to contest for the post in the executive board must fulfill the following conditions: 
1. The candidates for the executive board should have valid guide license registered with Tourism Council of Bhutan and should also be a member of GAB. 
2. He/she should have a minimum of five years of experience in the guiding profession. 
3. He/she should mandatorily have a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Royal Bhutan Police.
4. He/she should be present during the time of election. 
5. Any general member can nominate candidate, including oneself, for the executive board and the nomination has to be seconded by at least three or more members.
6. The candidates for president and vice-president should have a valid guide license and be an active member of GAB. 
GAB, therefore, solicits nomination from interested candidate for the executive board. . The nomination period begins starting from December 26, 2016 to January 26, 2017 (5 p.m.)
GAB solicits interested candidates who are dedicated and can devote time to GAB and its activities, and represent GAB to apply for the executive board. We also request all members to make available for this pivotal meeting. We will notify about the details of the venue and time on a later date. Please send your nomination to Ms. Leki Wangmo, Administration Officer, at She can be contacted at 17790978.

Notification on AGM 
This is to apprise all members of Guide Association of Bhutan (GAB) that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been finally scheduled on January 27, 2017.
Following the end of term of the present board of directors of GAB, the election of new members of the executive board is also scheduled on January 27, 2017. 
The AGM has been long overdue since it being first scheduled on June 10, 2016. It had to be deferred to July 7, 2016 & further deferred to this date owing to meager participants for this aforementioned event from GAB members. 
However, we solicit all members to make a little of their time available for this pivotal meeting. We will notify about the details of the venue and time on a later date. Please send your confirmation to Ms. Leki Wangmo, Administration Officer, at She can be contacted at 17790978. 

This is to inform the entire GAB Member that De-Suung integrated Training Programme for guides will start from 28th November to 17th December 2016 (three weeks) at the Military Training Centre, Tencholing.

Interested Gab members are requested to visit GAB office personally with the given below documents, during office hours, for further information contact Mr. Nima at 17556559 /77352020.

Please attach copies of the following documents along this application forms

1. Copy of Security Clearance

2. Copy of Education Certificate

3. Copy of Citizenship ID card

4. Copy of Medical Certificate

5. 2 copies of Passport  Size Photograph

6. NOC from concerned Agency

Note: Total candidates required


25 Female

Registration will be done on first come first basis 

Gasa Tshachu (hot spring) will remain closed from 9th August till mid September 2016 to carry out some major maintenance work.

The Gasa Punakha road with effect from 10 to 24 August 2016 will remain closed to carry out some major rectification/restoration works at Domipanchu, which is 15 km from Damji. However, vehicles can ply to and fro between punakha and Damji during this period.

There have been many instances where tourists have been barred entry to some of the religious sites like Dzongs and temples in the country by security personnel, mainly because of their dress/ attires. As such, tour guides have been hapless in many such scenarios.

To avert such situation, GAB suggests tour guides to inform their guests to dress modestly and respectfully especially if they are planning to make a visit to monasteries, Dzongs and other religious institutions.

Long pants and long sleeved tops (collar shirts) should be worn when visiting such places. As a mark of respect, tourists should be kind enough to remove their hats, caps etc. as they enter religious and administrative premises, institutions and in any other place that they come across with the national flag being raised.

Please check…/clothes-and-other-paraphernalia.

GAB have been apprised that National Competency Standards (NCS) for Cultural Tourist Guide is due for revision by DOS, MOLHR.
As NCSs are valid for only three years from the date of endorsement by the DOS and NCS for Cultural Tourist Guide being one of the NCS due for revision,

DOS would like to seek our suggestions, comments, feedback or any other issues related to the NCS. These comments, feedback shall be noted and would then be presented during the Consultation Workshop and Technical Advisory Committee meeting before the final endorsement by the Department.
Therefore, we solicit our board directors and members for comments, suggestions, and feedback till July 30,2016 on the NCS for Cultural Tourist Guide so that the same can be sent to the MOLHR.
With Respectncement yet