Tariff and Payment

TARIFF

The Tourism Council of Bhutan regulates all tourism related activities in Bhutan. The existing travel agencies are registered with them, and they also fix the daily tariff rates. Thirty-five percent of the daily tariff goes directly to the Government of Bhutan. These funds are used by the government for the socioeconomic development of Bhutan, and hospitals, schools, and roads, etc., are built and maintained with the income.

The current daily tariff is as follows:

1. The minimum tariff for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more is US $ 250 per person per night. 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 halt and group of 2 – US$ 30 Per night halt per person. Children below the age of 12 will be waived off the 35% government royalty.

2. The minimum daily package rates shall be inclusive of the following:

a. government taxes
b. charges for accommodation
c. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
d. service of guides
e. transport within Bhutan

f. riding ponies and pack animals on treks

3. 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.

4. The rates shall apply uniformly irrespective of locations and the type of accommodation provided/asked for. These standard accommodations are approved by the Tourism Council. In few places there are luxury resorts and if you chose to stay in these, the cost will be an additional surcharge and will depend on the types of rooms requested.

MAKING YOUR TOUR PAYMENTS

Your tour payments and airfares need to be transferred prior to your arrival to secure your visa, bookings on Druk Air and hotel confirmation. Bank transfer details will be stated on your invoice.