The tourism policy of the royal government of Bhutan is based on the concept of “High value & low impact”. Founded on the principle of sustainability, tourism must be environmentally friendly, socially and culturally acceptable, and economically viable. Tourists are kept manageable level through a government-regulated tariff. A 100% current tariff helps to sustain the provision of free medical care and education for everyone in the country. (New Bhutan Travel Cost)
How much does it cost per day to visit Bhutan?
The Bhutan tour tariff set by the government is a mandate needed to ensure by all the tour operators. This tariff is to be served to all those individuals aspiring to travel to Bhutan. The entire tariffs to Bhutan for all kinds of tours are the same for all the Bhutan tour agents. If you happen across any “underquoting” be informed as to not choose them, as if the government notices it, they will dismiss your Bhutan travel visas. So be judicious in determining the tour company for your travel to Bhutan.
The minimal daily package will include:
- Minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5-star may require an additional premium).
- All meals.
- A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for your entire trip.
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
- Camping equipment and transport for trekking tours.
It also covers:
- all internal taxes and charges.
- A sustainable tourism Royalty of $200. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure
The minimum daily package set for tourists traveling in a group of 3 persons or more is:
- $450 per person per night for January, February, June, July, August, and December.
- $630 per person per night for March, April, May, September, October, and November.
These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
- The minimum daily package set for tourists traveling in a group of fewer than 3 persons is:
- You are liable to pay surcharges if you travel in a group of fewer than three people.
- US $180 per night for one traveler.
- US $130 for 2 travelers.
- There is no surcharge for three travelers and above.
- These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
This cost does not cover your expenditures such as:
- bottled water,
- phone calls,
- tips, and insurance of any kind.
Bhutan Tour Cancellation Policy
- Our and Trek: No refund if canceled 30 days or less before arrival date.
- Airfare: 100% refund if canceled 120 days or more from the travel date.
- 90% between the last 75 days from the travel date of issue.
- An administration fee of USD 200 is applicable per cancellation.
- US $ 100 or equivalent local currency for every date change
- No name change is permitted once a booking is made on the same PNR
- US$ 100 or equivalent local currency for every spelling correction of a name.
There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or roadblocks. The tourists must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.