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The tourism sector in Bhutan is guided and closely monitored by the Tourism Council of Bhutan whose responsibility is to ensure the effective implementation of the policy of “high quality, low impact tourism”. Under this, a minimum daily tariff  for an all inclusive tour package is imposed for tourists as listed below:

i) Individuals travelling in a group of 3 persons or more:
 USD $200 per person per night (double occupancy) for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December. USD $250 per person per night (double occupancy) for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November. 

An additional charge of  $35 per person per night is charged for single rooms.

These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.

On the day of departure, the  obligation  of ‘local agents’ is limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.



ii) Individuals travelling alone or as a couple: The Royal Government imposes the following surcharges over and above the minimum daily package rates:

  1. Single individual – US$ 40 per night
  2. Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night

The minimum daily tariff covers the following services:

i) 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star accommodation may require an additional charge)

ii) Three meals and afternoon tea with snacks

iii) A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay

iv) All internal transport (excluding internal flights)

v) Museums and heritage site passes

vi) Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours



Also included are:


i) All internal taxes and charges

ii) A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65 charged by the Royal Government.

N.B. Airfares, airport taxes, visa fees, excess baggage, insurance, emergency evacuation, medical and personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, beverages, etc. are not included in the daily tariff.

DISCOUNTS

1. CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years receive free services. Those between the ages of 6-12 years enjoy 50% discount on daily rates and 100% exemption of   Royalty.

2. Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards receive a 25% discount on daily rates.

3. 100% discount will be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons while one person in a group of 11 to 15 people will receive a discount of 50% on daily rates.

WARNING: Tour operators may offer discounts below the government regulated minimum rates. This will come at the cost of quality of services in violation of national tourism policy of high value, low impact tourism.

Cancellation Policy: Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • 1 month in advance: 0% cancellation fee
  • 14-7 days in advance: 50% cancellation fee
  • 7  or fewer days in advance: 100% cancellation fee

Payment

Government regulations require that tour payments be deposited in order to enable processing of visa. Money may be transferred to the Bhutan National Bank using the following details:

Bank Address (Correspondent Bank): Standard Chartered Bank Ltd.,  One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3603
SWIFT Code: SCBLUS33
CHIPS ABA: 0256
FED ABA: 026002561
Beneficiary Bank Account: 358-202-171-9001 (USD A/C)
Beneficiary Bank: Bhutan National Bank, P.O Box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan .
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT
Beneficiary/Ultimate Beneficiary: Account No. 0000039144125 of BHUTAN KIGA TOURS maintained with BNB, Thimphu, Bhutan
Alternative Bank
Bank Address  (Correspondent Bank): Bank of America New York USA
SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3N
Beneficiary Bank Account: 6550691700 (USD A/C)
Beneficiary Bank: Bhutan National Bank, P.O Box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT
Beneficiary/Ultimate Beneficiary: Account No. 0000039144125 of BHUTAN KIGA TOURS maintained with BNB, Thimphu, Bhutan
After depositing the tour payment, please inform us of the details and email to info@bhutankiga.com or fax the receipt to us at + 975 2 329153 for verification.
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