Tariff & Payment
The standard tourist tariff imposed by the Royal Government of Bhutan is US$200 per person per night for groups of three persons or more. Single travelers and those in a group of two pay an extra US$40 and US$30 per night respectively. Additional charges US$20 per person as visa fees and US$ 10 per person as tourism fund. This determines the basic cost of your Bhutan trips.
The itinerary cost covers practically all the in-country costs for your holiday. You will have a personal guide and driver during your entire trip. We charge 5% on daily tariff per person as managerial fees. You may bring along some extra money to buy gifts and souvenirs, soft or alcoholic drinks and tips. The tourist tariff is discounted to US$165 per person per night during the off season months of January, June, and July.
As per the announcement of Tourism Council of Bhutan tariff would be revised to USD 250/- per night per person effective from 1st January 2012 with equivalent service provided (e.g. entrance to attractions, cultural shows etc) and with mandatory implementation of minimum standards especially minimum 3 star accommodation to be provided.
One person I the group of 11-17 more will receive a free trip
One person in the group of 11-16 will receive a 50% discount
Student 20 years and below will receive 25% discount
Children below 5-12 year will receive 50% discount
There are no charges for the children below 4 years.
What Included in the Bhutan trips cost and what is not:
Included in the cost
• A or B categories hotel with twin sharing basis
• All meals
• Government royalty
• Entrance fees and permit
• Overland transportation within Bhutan
• Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• Necessary airport, hotel and airport transfers
• Trekking arrangement
• Drinking water
Not included in the cost
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers
Payment for your Bhutan trip is made via bank transfer to Bhutan through the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). The TCB will hold the money until your trip has taken place and will release it only when you have left on your return flight. Therefore your money is secure and you don’t have to be concerned. If for any reason the trip does not take place the government will return the money to you (subject to cancellation charges which apply if you have cancelled the trip). Once you have confirmed your trip we will provide you with the bank details. Payment should be made at least 120 days in advance for cultural tours, festival tours and treks.
During the high season it is advisable to dispatch payment for Druk Air flights at least four months in advance to allow us to confirm seats. Once we receive notification from the bank that your payment has arrived we will send you a formal trip confirmation and receipt.