Bhutan Tariff for Tourists
The Tourism Council of Bhutan madates the daily minimum spending for all tourists known as the Bhutan Tariff. Unless you are from the following countries, it is not possible to enter Bhutan without paying the fee:
Visitors from these three countries needs to produce their identity card of their country.
What the Daily Tariff Covers:
- A minimum of 3-star accommodation – Luxury hotels may incur an additional fee
- All meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- A licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide for the extent of the stay
- All internal transport – excluding any internal flights
- Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
- All internal taxes and charges
- A royalty fee of $65
- USD250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
- USD200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
These rates are valid for 3 or more travellers. The rates are applicable per tourist per night in Bhutan. Groups of two or less shall be subject to an additional surcharge as follows:
- 1 person, US40 per person per night
- 2 persons, US30 per person per night.
Further Tariff Discounts
- There is no charge for children up to the age of 5 years.
- Children aged between 6 to12 years can receive 50% discount on daily rates and 100% discount on Royalty fee.
- Full time students below the age of 25 years can receive 25% discount on daily rates
- 12th person in the group gets a 50% discount on daily rates
- 17th person in the group gets a 100% discount on daily rates
- 50% discount on Royalty fee after the 8th night
- 100% discount on Royalty fee after the 14th night.
Other Tariff Information
- It is illegal to undercut tariff prices and tour operators found to be undercutting have their licenses terminated.
- The only other way to visit Bhutan is to receive an invitation by a Bhutanese citizen or through a non-governmental organization (NGO).