Minimum Daily Package Rate

The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. The minimum daily package applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan for tourists travelling in a group of 3 people or more is as follows:

Per person per night

USD200January, February, June, July, August, and December

Per person per night

USD250March, April, May, September, October, and November

Included in this package

  • Bhutan VISA fee
  • Government royalty & taxes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Daily 3 meals
  • Entry fees
  • 3-star accommodation
  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver

The minimum daily package covers the following services;

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an premium payment).
  • All meals
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
  • All internal ground transport
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • USD 65 Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)


Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. These are as follows;
  • Single individual - US$ 40 per night
  • Group of 2 persons only - US$ 30 per person per night
The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Delayed Arrivals

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to travel.

Wire Transfer

Prior to your trip to Bhutan, you will be asked to wire the full payment for your holiday to the Tourism Council of Bhutan. You must wire the tour payment calculated well as USD 40 (one time visa fee) to the Bhutan National Bank. Please email the bank wire receipt copy to us.


Children and Student discount:
  1. Children of 5 years of age and below during the time of their visit shall be charged only visa fee and any other charge therein shall be exempted;
  2. Children above 5 years of age but below 12 years of age accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be entitled 50% discount on Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF after verifying their age from their passport;
  3. Students who are 25 years of age and below shall be entitled to 25% discount on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF upon submission of valid student identification document;

Duration discount:
  1. A discount of 50% on SDF shall be provided for tourist(s) who spend more than eight nights but less than fifteen nights;
  2. There shall be no charge on SDF for tourist(s) who spend more than fourteen nights.

Group size discount:
  1. In a group of 11 – 15 tourists, one person is entitled to a discount of 50% on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF.
  2. For a group of 16 persons and more; one person is entitled to 100% waiver on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF.
  3. If the group size is bigger than 27 people or more, the group shall not be entitled to one and a half or two separate discounts unless they belong to two separate groups;

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