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.
The minimum tariffs for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:
High Season Tariff – US$ 250 per person per night halt (March, April, May, September, October and November).
Low Season Tariff – US$ 200 per person per night halt (January, February, June, July, August and December).
The minimum price includes:
All internal taxes and charges (including the royalty)
Accommodation in Government approved 3 stars
All Meals – International standard
All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide
All Internal Transport
Museum fees/ monuments
Mineral water on full board
Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours
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 actual basis.
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
Luxury resort: Bhutan has few international chain hotel/resort (s) such as Aman, Taj hotels, Uma along with two national 5stars resort, Zhiwaling and Nak-Sel resort and Spa. There will be extras charges over the minimum normal tourist tariff depending on nature of service.
Tour payment transfer: There is nothing to feel insecure about sending money to us or to any of the tour operators in Bhutan such as Bhutan Wilderness Travels. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (www.tourism.gov.bt) not only controls the tariff but also make sure that you are not deceived under any circumstances. Your tour payment will be taken care of by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and given to the respective tour operators only after the trip is over. Furthermore, if you want our references please, feel free to ask us.
Visitors can enter Bhutan by road or by flight. You can enter through road from Phuentsholing, a border town to India in the south- western part of the country. If you take the plane, it lands in Paro airport in the western part of Bhutan.
a) There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates.
b) Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall also be given a 25% discount on daily rates.
c) A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person is a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
d) Detailed information on Druk Air flights, tour and trekking programmes, festivals, places of interest, hotels etc can be obtained from the tour operators.
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. Must submit color passport copies for Visa clearance from Thimphu 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. Visas are issued for a 15day period; extensions can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510.