Minimum Daily Package Rate:
The Royal Government of Bhutan sets the minimum daily package rate for tourists 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 are 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 minimum daily package includes:
A Bhutan visa fee.
3-star hotels with twin sharing rooms, double sharing rooms, or single rooms.
Accommodation in the best 3-star hotels in Bhutan.
Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in a day.
Bottled water, tea, and coffee on the trip.
A sustainable development fee of US$ 65 per night.
Museum fees and other special entry fees.
A private car with an experienced driver during the trip.
Sightseeing as per itinerary with a qualified and licensed English-speaking guide.
Gho or Kira (traditional and national dress of Bhutan) for your use during your stay in Bhutan.
Bhutanese sim card.
The minimum daily package excludes:
Laundry, beverages, telephone calls, and any personal expenses.
Airport taxes if any.
Excess baggage charge.
Tips for guide and driver.
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 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 5 months or more, we will ask you to send payment for the flight tickets only at an earlier stage.
If your payment is not in USD, it will be converted from your currency to the USD 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 a small shortfall on receipt of the funds. But if there is a shortfall of more than this, we will inform you of the exact amount we received, send you a copy of our bank receipt, and ask you to make up the shortfall in USD cash on arrival.
You can choose payment for your trip by wire transfer, electronic transfer, or credit card/debit card. There is a 4.75% service fee charged to cover the costs of arranging access to credit card/ debit card service. Please let us know which method you wish to use so we can send you the suitable details.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan will hold your money in their bank account and will released 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.