• Bhutan Travel Cost

    The Bhutan travel cost for international tourists visiting Bhutan includes sustainable development fee (SDF)/Government tax of US $ 100 per person per night stay in Bhutan (Except for Indian nationals). This applies to all individuals above the age of 12 years.

    Discounts on sustainable development fee (SDF)

    1. There shall be no charge for the children up to the age of 5 years.

    2. The children between 6 to 11 years accompanied by guardians shall be given 50 % discount.

    Bhutan visa fee is US $ 40 per person per trip. The visa fee extension cost is US $ 40. The above sustainable development fee (SDF) is not included in the package tour / trek cost given below:

    Package tour cost

    ● Solo travelers: US $ 245 per night stay in Bhutan.

    ● 2 pax in a group: US $ 190 per person per night stay in Bhutan.

    ● 3 pax and above: US $ 180 per person per night stay in Bhutan.

    Package tour cost covers the following

    ● Accommodation in 3 star hotels approved and certified by the government as “clean & safe” for international tourists.

    ● All 3 meals a day and tea/coffee.

    ● Guide services.

    ● Bottled water during the entire trip.

    ● Transport within Bhutan including airport transfers.

    Package trek cost

    ● Solo trekker: US $ 350 per night on trek.

    ● 2 pax in a group: US $ 260 per person per night.

    ● 3 pax and above: US $ 225 per person per night.

    ● Bottled water during the entire trip.

    ● Transport within Bhutan including airport transfers.

    Trek cost covers the following

    ● Services of trekking guide, cook and helpers.

    ● Yaks / ponies to carry the supplies.

    ● Sleeping tents, mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tents etc.

    ● Sleeping mats.

    ● 3 meals a day.

    > Please note that you have to bring your own sleeping bags.

    The above cost does not cover

    ● Entry fees for museums / monuments & festival visits.

    ● Travel insurance premiums.

    ● Bhutan visa fee (US $ 40 per person).

    ● Drukair / Bhutan Airlines fares (Bhutan flight fares).

    ● Payment for services provided on a personal basis.

    ● Cost incurred because of political unrest, strikes and mishaps etc.

    ● Personal expenses in items such as tips, laundry, camera charges, incidentals and porterage etc.

    NOTE: On the day of departure, the local agent’s obligation shall be limited to breakfast only. 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.

    Tour payment

    All tour payment must be settled one month in advance of commencement of tour to clear the Bhutan visa. The payment should be made in US Dollars. The tour booking will be confirmed only after we receive 50 % of the tour payment.

    Refund Policy

    ● Even in the event of a last-minute cancellation, the SDF portion of the payment will be reimbursed in full. However, the bank transfer fee will be deducted from the refunded SDF amount.

    ● In the case of advance payments made to luxury hotels, the cancellation policy will be enforced according to the hotel's specific policy.

    ● If unforeseen circumstances result in a shortened duration or trip alteration after arriving in Bhutan, no refunds will be provided for tour or land costs. This is because payments would have already been made for hotels and other logistical arrangements.

    ● Similarly, there will be no reimbursement for land costs in cases of delayed arrival or departure, or missed flights due to weather-related disruptions such as flight cancellations or road closures. In such instances, the tourist is responsible for covering expenses related to food, accommodation, transportation, and any other necessary services.

    For air tickets issued and subsequently cancelled, the following apply

    ● 75% refund permitted for tickets cancelled more than 30 days from the date of travel.

    ● 50% refund permitted for tickets cancelled between 30 – last 10 days from the date of travel.

    ● 25% refund permitted for tickets cancelled prior to 04 (four) days from the date of travel.

    ● No refund for tickets cancelled within 4 days of travel date.

    When air tickets are issued and later rescheduled, the following conditions apply: A rescheduling fee of USD 40 or equivalent in local currency is applicable for each flight reschedule made less than 72 hours prior to the travel date. However, no charges apply for passengers traveling in business class.