The daily rates for tourists travelling to Bhutan as follows:
Peak season: US $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
Off-Peak season: US $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
Bhutan visa fee: US$ 40 per person.
Surcharges for tourists travelling to Bhutan in a group of 2 people or less as follows:
US$ 40 per night for a single person
US$ 30 per person per night for a group of 2 people.
The surcharge will not be applicable to a group size of 3 people or more.
The cost includes:
Bhutan visa fee.
3-star categories hotel/resort twin sharing room.
Accommodation in the best 3-star hotels/resorts in Bhutan.
All meals in a day.
Bottled water on the trip.
A sustainable development fee.
Museum fees and other special entry fees.
Internal transportation with experienced driver throughout the trip.
Sightseeing as per itinerary with a licensed Bhutanese tour guide.
Experienced trekking guide and cook and support staff for trekking tours.
Essential equipment for trekking tours: tents, foam mattresses, eating utensils and kitchen equipment.
The cost excludes:
Laundry/beverages/telephone calls and any personal expenses.
Airport taxes if any.
Excess baggage charge.
Tips to guides and drivers.
Services not mentioned.
Payment for your trip must be paid in US dollars in advance and transfer to the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s bank account at the Bhutan National Bank, with the ultimate beneficiary of the funds is your tour operator. We will provide you with bank details when your choice of trip is confirmed. Once we receive notification from Bhutan National Bank that your funds have arrived in Bhutan, we will send you a formal trip confirmation and receipt.
We ask you for payment 3 months in advance for the tour to give us plenty of time to arrange for your booking. The flight tickets can fill up fast in peak season (March, April, May, September, October, November) so if you are visiting Bhutan this season we may need to issue your flight tickets as fast as possible before 3 months or more, we will ask you to send a payment for the flight tickets only at an earlier stage.
If your payment is not sent in USD, it will be converted from your currency to the dollar amount on arrival in Bhutan at the prevailing dollar rate, your bank will work out the sterling, or the intermediary banks may deduct charges en route. It is not uncommon for there to be a small shortfall on receipt of the funds. If there is a shortfall of more than this we will confirm to you the exact amount we received and send you a copy of the bank receipt from our bank and will ask you to make up the shortfall in USD cash on arrival.
You can choose payment for your trip by credit card or debit card. Please let us know if you wish to use this method, we will send you details. Also like payment by wire transfer, your funds are transferred to the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s bank account at the Bhutan National Bank. There is a 4.75% service fee charged to cover the costs of arranging access to this service
The Tourism Council of Bhutan will hold your money in their bank account and will release it to Bhutan Pelyab Tours after you leave Bhutan. This provides you with the security of knowing that your money is safe until your holiday takes place. If for any reason the trip doesn’t go ahead, then the government will not give your money to Bhutan Pelyab Tours and will return it to you (subject to any cancellation charges which apply if you have cancelled the trip). So in the unlikely event that we do not run your trip for you, you would not be out of pocket.