The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.

Daily Tariff

The minimum tariffs for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:
USD 250/- per night per person for the month of March, April, May, September, October, November.
USD $200/- per night per person for the month of January, February, June, July, August, December

The minimum price includes:

  • All internal taxes and charges (including the 35% Sustainable Development Fee)
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing at a standard hotel (2-3 stars), approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Meals at Govt. approved standard hotel and local restaurant.
  • Licensed English speaking guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees to museum and monuments, all permits
  • Camping Equipment Trekking Tours

Price does not include:

  • Accommodation in premium hotels (4-5 stars hotels)
  • Meals and extra bill at premium hotels and restaurant beyond the budget
  • Bar and telephone bill, laundry, etc
  • Charges for cultural entertainment
  • Airfare and your travel insurance (we recommend you to insure your insurance in your home country).
  • Bank charges to transfer the payment to Bhutan
  • Gratitude to guide and driver

The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on an actual basis.

The rates shall apply uniformly irrespective of locations and the type of accommodation provided/asked for. A list of hotels and lodges approved for international tourist accommodation updated from time to time shall be issued by TCB.

Surcharges

Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to a 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

Cancellations

Tour Programmes booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • within 45 days of start of programme ~ no charges
  • within 30 days ~ 10% of the rate
  • within 21 days ~ 15% of the rate
  • within 14 days ~ 30% of the rate
  • less than 8 days or without notice ~ 50% of the rate
  • after arrival in Bhutan ~ 100%

Delayed Arrivals

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or roadblocks. The travelers must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.