The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for tour packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. The minimum tariff for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows :
High Season Tariff :
- USD$ 250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
Low Season Tariff :
- USD$200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
Please do not confuse the above tariff with the royalty to be paid to the Government. The set tariff is inclusive of the services below while you are in Bhutan :
- Accommodations in a 3 star standard hotel.
- Three meals a day.
- Transportation for the entire journey in Bhutan.
- Guide fees.
- Entrance fees and charges for museums and monuments.
- Charges for riding ponies and poters for trekking.
- Camping equipments for Trekking tours.
- Tourism royalties and other government taxes.
- We will also be arranging visa for you free of cost.
Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows :
- Single individual US$ 40 per night.
- Group of 2 persons US$ 30 per person per night.
- The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
- The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.
However, our guests will have to pay US$ 40 as Bhutan entrance visa fee in addition to the above tariff.
- Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows :
- Within 30 days of start of programme- no charges.
- Within 21 days - 10% of rate.
- Within 14 days - 15% of rate.
- Within 7 days - 30% of rate.
- Less than 7 days or without notice - 50% of rate.
- After arrival in Bhutan - 100%
There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.
With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa. Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa or entry permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)).
All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.