Daily Tariff and Payment Policy for Bhutan Travel
Even though the potential for Tourism development is enormous, Bhutan has chosen to ignore the global pace, placing happiness of the people before outright material gain. Bhutan has adopted a “high value low volume” tourism policy, which is sustainable and sensitive to the preservation of its heritage in a rapidly changing world. In trying to strike a balance between the past and the present, authenticity and sensitivity govern the development of all tourism products.
The International Tourist Tariff is set by the Royal Government of Bhutan and is valid for an all-inclusive package. The Tourism Council of Bhutan has set a daily minimum high season tariff (March, April, May, September, October and November) of US$ 250 per person per night and a low season tariff (June, July, August, December, January and February) of US$ 200 per person per night. This tariff is applicable to tourists visiting in groups of 3 persons or more.
The daily minimum price is most often misinterpreted to be extremely high.
But this price Includes:
- Tours specified in the itinerary.
- Accommodation in Govt. approved Hotels on twin sharing basis.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
- Tea and Snacks.
- Mineral water.
- Comfortable transportation with driver within Bhutan.
- Trekking equipment like best sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, and sheets.
- Services of fluent English speaking guides.
- Trekking cooks and trek assistant.
- Supply of pack animals.
- Museum and monument fees.
Price does not include:
- Travel insurance.
- Rescue operations by helicopter.
- Transfer and services outside Bhutan.
- Visa fee of US $ 40 per person.
- Wire transfer fee for transferring tour payment from your bank to Bhutan.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Drinks and Tipping.
- Hotels laundry
The royalty portion goes to the government exchequer, which in turn mainly supports free medical care, free education and other welfare schemes. All visitors in way, thus, make valuable contribution to the welfare system of the country.
Tour payment must be sent four weeks prior to date of arrival in Bhutan for processing visa clearance from the Royal Government of Bhutan. For Visa and the Payment Procedure, please visit our page VISA INFORMATION .
Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharge, over the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
Single individual US$ 40 per night
Group of 2 persons US$ 30 per person per night
Single Room supplementary US$ 40 per night.
Single Tent supplementary US$ 25 per night.