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Tour Tariff

The tariff is fixed by Royal Government of Bhutan for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. Regional guests can pay in local currrrency or in rupees.

Daily Tariff

The minimum tariff for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

  • High Season Tariff – USD$ 250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
  • Low Season Tariff – USD$200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
  • The tourist must also pay a visa fee of US$ 40.

 

Months Single person 2 person 3 or more 11 to 16 person 17 or more Children below 5 years Children between 5-12 years* Full time students below 25 years*
Feb, March, April, August, September, October 240 (200 + surcharge of 40) 230 (200 + surcharge of 30) 200 50% discount to one member in the group 100% discount to one member in the group Free 50% discount on daily rate 25% discount on royalty
January, May, June, July, November, December 290 (250 + surcharge of 40) 280 (250 + surcharge of 30) 250 50% discount to one member in the group 100% discount to one member in the group Free 50% discount on daily rate 25% discount on royalty

A 50% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on Royalty shall be provided after the 14th night

*Children and students availing the discounts are not eligible for the discount specified in note 2.
**Royalty is fixed at US$65

Surcharges

Individual traveller and smaller groups of less than three persons 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 surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Tour package cost is inclusive of the following:

  • Royalty and taxes to the government
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to various museum and temples
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis ( 3 – 4*)
  • Meals ( breakfast, lunch & dinner )
  • Licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • Ground transport within Bhutan
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Camping equipment and gear for trekking
  • Ponies and pack animals on treks

The rates given above 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.

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

  • 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 and 100% discount on Royalty.
  • 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.

Cancellations

Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned itinerary. However, due to weather conditions and reasons beyond Bhutan Luminescence Tours and Travel control, changes to the itinerary might occur, for which the company accepts no responsibility.

Cancellations Charges:

Tour programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • Within 01 month – 50%
  • Within 15 days of tour start date – 100% No refund

Tour payment

The only mode of payment to Bhutan is by wire transfer. Prior to your trip to Bhutan, you will be asked to wire the full payment for your holiday through a designated bank by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. Tourist visa will not be issued until full payment is made prior to departure. This money will remain with the Tourism Council of Bhutan until your trip is complete. Only after you have completed your holiday will the money be transferred to the handling local tour operator.