Travel info

The Royal Government of Bhutan has set minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid prior to arrival in Bhutan.

Daily Tariff

The minimum tariffs for tourist will be availed based on number of person and date of visit.

The cost includes:

  • All internal taxes and charges (including the royalty)
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • English Speaking Guide throughout
  • Transport
  • Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours

The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.


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


  1. a) With effect from 01/07/2009, the government has revoked the 25% discount on Diplomatic visas.
  2. b) 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.
  3. c) 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.
  4. d) A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  5. e) A discount of USD 20 and USD. 15 shall be provided on Royalty from the 9th night during high season and low season respectively with effect from 01/07/2009.
  6. f) Visitors availing discounts under Sections A, B & C shall not be eligible for discount under E.

Visa Formalities

Other than Indian, Bangladeshis nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa; all visas are issued from Thimphu;. Visa clearance must be 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 on payment of US$20, two passport photos will also be required. Visas are issued for a 15day period; extensions can be obtained at a cost of Nu.510.


Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • No charge for within 14 days of start of program
  • 10% of rate within 7 days
  • 50% of rate less than 3 days or without notice
  • 100% after arrival in Bhutan

Delayed Arrivals

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.