The pricing policy and strategy is based on the principle of high value –low impact/low volume tourism set by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. The regulated price is US$250 per day per person and is for an all-inclusive –package containing the standard tourism services of accommodation, meals, transport and guided sightseeing, and including a royalty of $65 per day per person to the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Minimum Daily Package
You are entitled to the following services as part of the minimum daily tariff:
• A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
• All meals
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
• All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
It also includes:
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:
USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates.
These are as follows:
Single individual – US$ 40 per night
Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night
FIT & Surcharge Rules & regulations.
“Pax joining group tour and departing on same date will be considered as a group. (Please note that it can be either entry or exit date has to be same irrespective of the flight sector). Such pax will only have to pay for the days that they are separated from the group. The same will apply to pax departing after the departure of the main group, meaning the surcharge will apply for the days that they are separate from the main group”.
The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.
These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.
The list of hotels and lodges approved to provide accommodations all listed on Tourism Council’s website. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.
A) 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 and 100% discount on Royalty. This Royalty is currently set at $65 per day.
B) 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 the Royalty.
C) A discount of 50% on minimum daily package shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
D) Visitors availing 5 star or high end hotel services will have to pay supplementary charges from the normal daily tariff.