bhutan trek and tour

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About Tariffs

The visa for Bhutan costs a reasonable USD 20 for 15 days which is extendable. But it will not be issued unless you have made pre-paid bookings for a tour which costs from USD 200 per person per night. This is done as per the country’s Gross National Happiness (GNH) policy. As Bhutan has deliberately chosen to develop slowly and not make mistakes unlike other countries. This is a sustainable tourism policy to control the number of arrivals by price. This decision has been taken by Bhutan to avoid too many tourist inflow as that may affect the ancient cultures and traditions that they have been preserving for centuries and that is what makes Bhutan standout from other countries. The tours are organized by the private local tour operators, however, the price is decided and monitored by the government and it is illegal to reduce the prices for the tours. Extra charges have to be paid by those who are travelling alone or who are in group of less than three persons. However, as per the regulation during off season the tours are slightly cheaper.

Daily Tariffs

  • High Season (February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December): USD 200 per person per night
  • Low Season Tariff (January, June, July): USD165 per person per night

The minimum price includes:

  • All internal taxes and charges (including the royalty)
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide
  • All Internal Transport
  • Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours

The above rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to breakfast only and 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. List of hotels and lodges approved for international tourist accommodation updated from time to time shall be issued by TCB.

Note: The existing Low season discount for the months of January, June and July will be discontinued to promote Bhutan as an “All-year-round” destination. Also, the royalty for children below the age of 12 years will be waived off. These changes will be effective from 1st July 2011.

Surcharges

  • Individual tourists and groups of less than three people shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
  • Single individual: USD 40 per night
  • Group of 2 persons: USD 30 per person per night
  • The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
  • The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Discounts

  • With effect from 01/07/2009, the government has revoked the 25% discount on Diplomatic visas.
  • There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates.
  • Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall also be given a 25% discount on daily rates.
  • A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A discount of USD 20 and USD 15 shall be provided on Royalty from the 9th night during high season and low season respectively with effect from 01/07/2009.
  • Visitors availing discounts under Sections A, B & C shall not be eligible for discount under E.

Detailed information on Druk Air flights, tour and trekking programs, festivals, places of interest, hotels etc can be obtained from the tour operators.

Tour Cancellation Policy

Tour programs booked and later cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
  • Within 30 days of start of program – no charges
  • Within 21 days – 10% of rate
  • Within 14 days – 15% of rate
  • Within 7 days – 30% of rate
  • Less than 7 days or without notice – 50% of rate
  • After arrival in Bhutan – 100%

Delayed Arrivals

For delay in arrival or departure on account of weather problems resulting in disruption of flight timings or road blocks, the tourists do not have to pay any extra charges. However, the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required have to be taken care of by them.

Note: INR (Indian Rupees) denominations of 500 and 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: US telephone: 704-200-7512

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