Tariff and other formalities

The Tourism Council of Bhutan imposes many rules with regard to daily tariff. To get a clear picture of the tariff structure and to suit your personal requirements, please contact us at


(Following information and details courtesy of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)

A minimum stipulated price includes all internal taxes and charges (including the royalty), accommodation, all meals, all travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide, all internal transport, camping equipment and haulage for trekking and tours. Rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.

Rates shall apply uniformly irrespective of locations and the type of accommodation provided/asked for. List of hotels and lodges approved for international tourist accommodation updated from time to time shall be issued by TCB.


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

Visa Formalities

Other than Indian and Bangladeshi nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa; all visas are issued from Thimphu; visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. Applications for tourist visas are submitted by the tour operator. Visa clearance from Thimphu 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 in Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510.


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

No charges within 30 days of start of programme

Within 21 days, 10% of rate

Within 14 days, 15% of rate

Within 7 days, 30% of rate

Less than 7 days or without notice, 100% of rate

Note: Subject to change periodically

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.