Tourist tariff is set by Tourism Council of Bhutan, Royal Government of Bhutan and it is valid for all inclusive packages. The government fixed package tariff for tourists visiting in a group of 03 persons or more are as follows :-
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July = US $ 200/ per person per night.
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec = US $ 250/ per person per night.
This tariff is same for Cultural Tours, Treks or any other Special Interest Tours.
These minimum daily rates are inclusive of following services:
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan.
- Services of accompanied English speaking guide.
- All meals.
- Government’s royalty & taxes.
- Riding ponies and pack animals on treks.
- Entrance fees to the monuments.
There is no charge for children up to the age of five years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by elders/guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates and 100% discount on Royalty. Full time students under the age of 25 must produce valid identity cards from their academic institutions to be eligible for a 25% discount on daily rates. A discount of 50% on daily rates is given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
100 % discount is given to one member in a group exceeding 16 people.
A 50% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 14th night.
Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons are subject to following surcharges:
Surcharge incase of single person traveling = US $ 40/ per night.
Surcharge incase 02 persons traveling together = US $ 30/ per person per night.
There is no surcharge for the 3 persons traveling together.
As per international norms, 10% of the gross tour payment shall be payable to the principal agents abroad as commission and shall be deducted by these agents at source. Further, this commission shall be calculated from the net amount after deducting the discounts wherever applicable. Also there is no commission on FIT (Foreign Independent Travellers) Surcharges, applicable incase of 01 and 02 pax.
Single Room Supplements
The Government set package rates are valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis. In case of using single rooms, following supplements will be applicable:
For, Festival season = US$ 50/ per single room per night
For, other season = US$ 30/ per single room per night
Tourism Development Fund
A sum of US $ 10/ per tourist per visit shall be payable towards Tourism Development Fund.
Visa fee US $ 40/ per person is payable extra. It can be paid along with tour payment.
Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
- 30 days of the start of the tour program: Free.
- Within 21 days: 10% of the rate.
- Within 14 days: 15% of the rate.
- Within 7 days: 30% of the rate.
- Less than 7 days or cancellation without notice: 50% of the rate.
- After arrival in Bhutan: 100%.
The Government set package tariff do not include any Travel Insurance. It is imperative that tourists have full comprehensive insurance cover to protect against unforeseen accidents. Such policies are not available in Bhutan. The insurance policy should adequately cover baggage and travel delays etc., helicopter evacuation, transportation and medical assistance in case of treks.
Delayed Arrival / Departure
There shall be no charge for the number of days of delays in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions or road blocks.
There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services required.
Discount on Tourist Tariff
A discount of 50% on daily rates is available for one person in a group of 11 to 15 persons and 100% discount to one person for every 15 full paying persons.
There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years (only Visa fee & Tourism Development fee payable). However, those between the ages of 6 to 12 years accompanied by elders/guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates.
Remittance of Tour Payment
Entire tour payment must be settled at least 6 weeks prior to date of arrival in Bhutan and VISA is cleared by Government subject to advance payment only Please transfer the payment to following Bank :
ACCOUNT OF: BHUTAN NATIONAL BANK.
P.O. BOX – 439, THIMPHU, BHUTAN.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0000080130019.
ULTIMATE BENEFICIARY: BHUTAN SOTPHEL TOURS & TRAVEL.
Copy of this bank transfer shall be emailed / faxed to us for necessary follow-up with the Bank.