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.

Minimum daily package rate

The minimum daily package rate for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:
USD 250/- per night per person for the month of March, April, May, September, October, November.
USD $200/- per night per person for the month of January, February, June, July, August, December

The minimum price includes:

  • All internal taxes and charges (including the 35% Sustainable Development Fee)
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing at standard hotel (3 stars), approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Meals at Govt. approved standard hotel and local restaurant.
  • Licensed English speaking guide for the duration of tour
  • Transportation for the duration of tour
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees to museum and monuments, all permits
  • Camping Equipment Trekking Tours

Price does not include:

  • Accommodation in premium hotels (4-5 stars hotels)
  • Meals and extra bill at premium hotels and restaurant beyond the budget
  • Bar and telephone bill, laundry etc
  • Charges for cultural entertainment
  • Air fare and your travel insurance (we recommend you to insure your insurance at your home country).
  • Bank charges to transfer the payment to Bhutan
  • Gratitude to guide and driver

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 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


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

  • within 45 days of start of programme ~ no charges
  • within 30 days ~ 10% of rate
  • within 21 days ~ 15% of rate
  • within 14 days ~ 30% of rate
  • less than 8 days or without notice ~ 50% of rate
  • after arrival in Bhutan ~ 100%

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.