In Bhutan, the tourist tariff is set by the Government with an all – inclusive package structure.
The Government fixed package tariff for tourists visiting in group of 3 (Three) persons or more are as follows:
1. High Season Tariff -= US $ 250 per person per night
( March, April, May, September, October and November)
Government Tax = US $ 65 per person per night
2. Low Season Tariff – US $ 200 per person per night
(January, February, June, July, August and December)
Government Tax = US $ 65 per person per night.
This tariff is the same for cultural tours, treks or any other special interest tours.
These minimum daily rates are inclusive of the following services:
i] Accommodation on twin sharing basis
ii] All transfers and sightseeing withinBhutan
iv] All meals
v] One riding pony and pack animals on trek
vi] Entrance fees to museums and monuments
Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than 3 persons are subject to the following surcharges, over and above daily packages tariff:
FIT surcharge for 1 pax = US$ 60 per night
FIT surcharge for 2 pax = US$ 50 per person
There is no surcharge for 3 pax and above.
Single room supplement = US$ 20 per night.
As per international norms, 10 percent of the gross tour payment shall be payable to the principal agents abroad as commission and shall be deducted by these agents at source and there is no commission on FIT surcharges applicable in case of 1 and 2 pax.
Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
a) Within 30 days of the start of the tour program: No charge
b) Within 21 days: 10 percent of the rate
c) Within 14 days: 15 percent of the rate
d) Within 7 days: 30 percent of the rate
e) Less than 7 days or cancellation without notice: 50 percent of the rate
f) After arrival in Bhutan: 100 percent
Delayed Arrival/ Departure
There shall be no charge for the number of days of delays in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks.
There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses for accommodation, food, transport and any other services required.