Tourism has been strictly controlled in Bhutan so that traditional culture can be preserved and nurtured. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable, and also economically viable. For these reasons, tourists to the kingdom have been carefully monitored and the number of tourists visiting Bhutan is kept to an environmentally manageable level. Visitors may experience Bhutan only on all-inclusive package for which a fixed Daily Tour Tariff is set by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Daily Tour Tariff during High Season (March, April, May, September, October and November):
For a group of 3 people or above, US$ 250 per night per person.
For a group of 2 people, US$ 280 per night per person.
For a solo traveller, US $ 290 per night.
Daily Tour Tariff during Low season (January, February, June, July, August and December):
For a group of 3 people or above, US$ 200 per night per person.
For a group of 2 people, US$ 230 per night per person.
For a solo traveller, US$ 240 per night.
Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65 per night per person
Accommodation at 3 star hotels
All meals at designated restaurants
Refreshments (tea, coffee and snacks)
A licensed English speaking Bhutanese tour guide
All internal transport (excluding internal flights) with an experienced driver
Mineral drinking water for the duration of the stay
All entrance fees to museums and monuments
All internal taxes and charges
Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
Air tickets (We are happy to help you purchase the air tickets from Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines upon your request.)
Accommodation upgrading to a 4 or 5 star hotel
Lunch or dinner outside designated restaurants (e.g. dinner in a 5 star hotel)
Tips for guide and driver
Surcharge for camping equipment and haulage (ponies and pack animals) (for treks only)
Tips for trekking crew (for trek only)
Other personal expenses (overseas calls, laundry, etc.)
A) There shall be no charge for CHILDREN below the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 5 to 12 years accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on the Daily Tour Tariff.
B) Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions, shall be given 25% discount on the Daily Tour Tariff.
C) A discount of 50% on Daily Tour Tariff shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. A 100% discount shall be given to one person in a group exceeding 16 people.
D) A 50% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 14th night. This Royalty is currently set at US$ 65 per day.
E) Visitors availing discounts under Sections A & B shall not be eligible for discount under D.
Our Price Setting
As a tour operator registered under the Tourism Council of Bhutan, we set our travel package price strictly according to the regulations stated above. For items not covered by the Daily Tour Tariff but inside our travel package (e.g. visa fee, air tickets, upgrading to 4 or 5 star hotels), we will clearly list out the price of each item in our quotation for you.