Tariff - How much does it cost to go to Bhutan?

Tariff for all services related to tourism in Bhutan are fixed by the Government of Bhutan which are consolidated into a package and charged on a per night per person basis. The package comes with all meals; private transportation regardless of destination/sightseeing spots, government royalty, all necessary taxes, agent's handling charge and all other necessary logistic arrangement.


The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.

Bhutan Daily Tariff:

The minimum tariff for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Bhutan High Season Tariff

– USD $ 250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Bhutan Low Season Tariff

– USD$ 200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.

The minimum price includes:

All internal taxes and charges (including the royalty)
Accommodation
All Meals
All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide
All Internal Transport

Bhutan Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours

The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on actual basis. The 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 the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB).

Bhutan Surcharges

The Royal Government of Bhutan encourages all tourists to travel in groups. However private custom tours are also allowed. You can book a package holiday to Bhutan through both international and Bhutanese local tour operators. The visit must be preplanned, prepaid and guided. It can either be a group package tour or a customised private travel plan. There is no restriction on visitor numbers.

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

The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.


Bhutan Visa Formalities

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 15 day period; extensions can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu. 510 (roughly US$ 10).

Bhutan Visa Form


Bhutan Tour Cancellations:

Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
within 30 days of start of programme ~ no charges
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 ~ 50% of rate
after arrival in Bhutan ~ 100%

Bhutan 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.

The rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. The rates apply uniformly irrespective of locations and the type of accommodation provided/asked for. This minimum cost can vary depending on the size of the visiting group, season, duration of stay, and your itinerary. You will have to pay separately for liquor, beer, mineral water, bottled soft drinks, laundry, and Bhutanese hot-stone bath.

Please note: The per night cost is same for Cultural Tours, Treks or any other Special Interest Tours.


Bhutan Single Room Supplements

The Government set package rates are valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis and incase of using single rooms, otherwise the following supplements will be applicable :
Festival seasons US$ 50 per single room per night
Other seasons US$ 40 per single room per night

Cancellations

Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
- Within 30 days of start of program - no charges
- Within 21 days - 50% of rate
- Within 20 days - 100% of rate

Druk Air Fares:

Airfares and Taxes (Druk Air)
DEL= Delhi, PBH= Paro, KTM = Kathmandu, CCU = Kolkata, BKK= Bangkok, IXB =Bagdogra, GAY = Gaya & DAC = Dhaka

Economy Class
DEL/PBH - USD 315.00 + TAXES USD 46.00
PBH/DEL - USD 315.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
DEL/PBH/DEL - USD 630.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/PBH/CCU – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/PBH/KTM - USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/PBH/GAY – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/PBH/BKK – USD 675.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/PBH/DAC – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
DEL/KTM – USD 150.00 + TAXES USD 64.00
KTM/DEL – USD 150.00 + TAXES USD 49.00
DEL/KTM/DEL – USD 300.00 + TAXES USD 113.00
DEL/KTM/PBH – USD 340.00 + TAXES USD 95.00
DEL/KTM/PBH/DEL – USD 655 + TAXES USD 127.00
CCU/PBH - USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 18.00
PBH/CCU - USD 190 .00+ TAXES USD 32.00
CCU/PBH/CCU - USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
CCU/PBH/GAY – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
CCU/PBH/DEL – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
CCU/PBH/BKK – USD 550.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
CCU/PBH/DAC – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
CCU/PBH/KTM – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
PBH/KTM - USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
KTM/PBH/KTM – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/DEL – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/CCU – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/GAY – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/BKK – USD 550.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/DAC – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
GAY/PBH - USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 18.00
PBH/GAY - USD 190.00 + TAXESUSD 32.00
GAY/PBH/GAY - USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
GAY/PBH/KTM - USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50 .00
GAY/PBH/CCU – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
GAY/PBH/DEL – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
GAY/PBH/BKK – USD 550.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
GAY/PBH/DAC – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
DAC/PBH- USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 12.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
PBH/DAC – USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
DAC/PBH/DAC – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/DEL – USD 505.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/CCU – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/GAY – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/KTM – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/BKK – USD 550.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
BH/DEL/PBH – USD 630.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
PBH/CCU/PBH – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
PBH/GAY/PBH – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
PBH/KTM/PBH – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
PBH/DAC/PBH – USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
PBH/KTM/DEL – USD 340.00 + TAXES USD 81.00
BKK/PBH - USD 360.00 + TAXES USD 42.00
PBH/BKK - USD 360.00 + TAXES USD 37.00
BKK/PBH/BKK & PBH/BKK/PBH - USD 720.00 + TAXES USD 79.00
IXB/PBH – USD 100.00 + TAXES USD 12.00
PBH/IXB – USD 100.00 + TAXES USD 25.00
IXB/PBH/IXB OR PBH/IXB/PBH – USD 200.00 + USD 37.00

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Business class
DEL/PBH - USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 90.00
PBH/DEL - USD 380.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
DEL/PBH/DEL - USD 760.00 + TAXES USD 164.00
DEL/PBH/CCU – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 149.00
DEL/PBH/KTM - USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 149.00
DEL/PBH/GAY – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 149.00
DEL/PBH/BKK – USD 820.00 + TAXES USD 170.00
DEL/PBH/DAC – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 149.00
DEL/KTM – USD 180.00 + TAXES USD 89.00
KTM/DEL – USD 180.00 + TAXES USD 49.00
DEL/KTM/DEL – USD 360.00 + TAXES USD 162.00
DEL/KTM/PBH – USD 410.00 + TAXES USD 147.00
DEL/KTM/PBH/DEL – USD 790.00 + TAXES USD 222.00
CCU/PBH - USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 44.00
PBH/CCU - USD 230 .00+ TAXES USD 32.00
CCU/PBH/CCU - USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
CCU/PBH/GAY – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
CCU/PBH/DEL – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 118.00
CCU/PBH/BKK – USD 670.00 + TAXES USD 124.00
CCU/PBH/DAC – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
CCU/PBH/KTM – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
KTM/PBH - USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 31.00
PBH/KTM - USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
KTM/PBH/KTM – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/DEL – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/CCU – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/GAY – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/BKK – USD 670.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
KTM/PBH/DAC – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
GAY/PBH - USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 44.00
PBH/GAY - USD 230.00 + TAXESUSD 32.00
GAY/PBH/GAY - USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
GAY/PBH/KTM - USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
GAY/PBH/CCU – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
GAY/PBH/DEL – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 118.00
GAY/PBH/BKK – USD 670.00 + TAXES USD 124.00
GAY/PBH/DAC – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 103.00
DAC/PBH- USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 12.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
PBH/DAC – USD 230.00 + TAXES USD 32.00
DAC/PBH/DAC – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/DEL – USD 610.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/CCU – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/GAY – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/KTM – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
DAC/PBH/BKK – USD 670.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
PBH/DEL/PBH – USD 760.00 + TAXES USD 78.00
PBH/CCU/PBH – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
PBH/GAY/PBH – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 50.00
PBH/KTM/PBH – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 63.00
PBH/DAC/PBH – USD 460.00 + TAXES USD 44.00 ( Dhaka Departure tax not included)
BKK/PBH - USD 440.00 + TAXES USD 42.00
PBH/BKK - USD 440.00 + TAXES USD 81.00
BKK/PBH/BKK & PBH/BKK/PBH - USD 880.00 + TAXES USD 79.00
IXB/PBH – USD 150.00 + TAXES USD 29.00
PBH/IXB – USD 150.00 + TAXES USD 25.00
IXB/PBH/IXB – USD 300.00 + TAXES USD 72.00
PBH/IXB/PBH – USD 300.00 + USD 37.00

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Paro - Kolkata
Adult : USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 32.00 - less : 1.5% disocunt on the basic fare
Child : USD 127.00 + TAXES USD 32.00 - less : 1.5% disocunt on the basic fare
Infant : USD 19.00 + TAXES USD 32.00 ( No disocunt)

Kathmandu - Paro
Adult : USD 190.00 + TAXES USD 31.00 - LESS: 1.5% Discount on the basic fare
Child : USD 127.00 + TAXES USD 31.00 -LESS : 1.56% DISOCUNT ON THE BASIC FARE
Infant : USD 19.00 + TAXES USD 23.00 (No discount)

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