Bhutan Travel Information
Bhutan has a set tariff and every tourist voting Bhutan must pay the tariff set by the Kingdom of Bhutan. The daily tariff of USD 250 per person per day during peak season and USD 200 per person on lean season is mandatory. This tariff was set to maintain low volume and high impact tourism in Bhutan. Bhutan do not have enough infrastructure like hotels and vehicle to manage huge volume of tourist inflow and therefore the set tariff regulates the flow. This was also the vision of our fourth King of Bhutan to maintain the culture and environment of the country.
Which month is considered peak season in Bhutan and why?
The month March,April,May,September,October and November is considered peak in Bhutan because this time of the year has lots of local festival and weathers are very favorable.
Which month is considered lean and why?
Months like June,July,August,December,January and February is considered lean because June,July and august is monsoon time which brings lots of rain. The rain slams Bhutan by July mid and lasts till August.
Which nationality need Visa to Bhutan?
Other than Indian,Bangladesh and Maldives national all need to apply visa for Bhutan.
Can we apply our own VISA?
No you cannot apply your own visa. All tourist coming to Bhutan has to book the tour with licensed tour operator who will apply your visa.
How to Travel Bhutan?
All visitors to Bhutan require a visa other than Indian nationals. Visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator. Visa has to be approved before arriving in Bhutan.When you are confirmed about your travel with the local travel agent or tour operator in Bhutan then visa will be processed. Visa clearance takes at least 3 working days to process. At your point of entry the visa will be stamped on your passport.
Indian to Bhutan: You can take flight from Delhi,Kolkata to Bhutan. We have daily flight to Bhutan from this destination.
Singapore to Bhutan: We have 3 times a week from singapore to Paro Bhutan.
USA to Bhutan: The best route to take to fly into Bhutan is either fly to India,Kathmandu or Bangkok. We have frequent flight from this destination to bhutan.
Europe to Bhutan: If you want hassle free trip to Bhutan than the best route would be to fly to Kathmandu or Bangkok where you get your visa on arrival. Than you can fly into Bhutan.
Inclusive Bhutan Package Tours
Travelers visiting to Bhutan is all-inclusive package tours for which the tariff is set by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. The government fixed tariff includes services of; accommodation, transport, guide, meals, entrances fees to monuments, sightseeing.
All tours must be booked through recognized Bhutanese Tour Operator such as Excursion to Himalayas and entire ground arrangements will be provided by us.
Dress Code: Tourist visiting monasteries and Dzongs should be in formal dress.
Knee length skirts for women
No shorts/half pants/track pants allowed
No hats and caps permitted inside the Dzong
For all cultural tours the booking must be completed at least 10 days in advance but for tours during festivals, 7 weeks advance information is required. Festivals held in autumn and spring are peak time for the tourists and without early reservations it can be difficult to confirm flights and hotels.
It is important to do bookings at least 8 weeks in advance as it requires plenty of planning. Best time for trekking in Bhutan is Spring and autumn.
The tariffs for tourist visiting in a group of three persons or more are as follows:
High Season – US$ 250 per person per night (March,April,May,September,October & November)
Low Season – US$ 200 per person per night (January,February,June,july,August and December)
Individual tourist and smaller groups of less than three person shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
Single US$ 40 per night
Group of 2 persons US$30 per person per night
10% agency commission payable to agents shall not be deductible from the surcharges.
The surcharges will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB (Tourism Council of Bhutan).
The above tarriff includes
- All internal taxes and charges(including the royalty)
- All meals
- All travel with a licensed Bhutanese tour guide
- All internal transport
- Camping Equipments and haulage for trekking tours.
The above mentioned selling prices applied to groups of three or more.