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    To book a trip to Bhutan and for processing online visas, one has to pay 350 USD per day per client (250 for the Tour Operator for the whole packaged itinerary and USD 100 for the State Exchequer as Sustainable Development Fee or SDF). The 100 USD is the tax that goes directly to the State as per the new revised Tourism Policy by the State; that was amended by the Parliament sitting in May 2022 unanimously. This is the packaged tariff, that includes (American Plan or AP) – lunch, dinner, breakfast, SUV car, minimum 3 star rated hotel accommodation, guide, see off and pick up from the airport. If a group, has less than 3 clients at a go, then 450 USD per day per client is applicable accordingly, both for the peak and lean seasons respectively. The additional 40 USD one time visa fee is also required.

    For the trekking, the minimum sustainable daily fee is USD 500 per day per client. This trekking cost is HIGH because, the Tour Company needs to hire extra overhead expenses on the pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies, cooks, trekking guides, tents etc.) The hot meals will be served with extra features of hot water bag for night time, if the trekking takes place in cold season.

    The peak season months are September, October, November, February, March and April. The cost for this would be 500 US dollars per day per client, with an additional 40 US dollars for one time visa fee. (NOT DAILY) for both for the peak and lean seasons. The client has to pay the full cost as per the the number of days to visit to the Kingdom. The the clients can book a trip, depending on their packaged tours like – cultural tour, trekking tour, pilgrimage tour, educational tour, bird watching; fly fishing, meditation retreat etc…!! The money should be electronically wired – where our Company’s State or Federal Bank – BHUTAN NATIONAL BANK which has a US dollar account based in NY, USA. The money deposited in NY, USA, will automatically be transferred to Bhutan National Bank, Kingdom of Bhutan. The Bhutan National Bank is the State (Federal Government) owned Bank in the Kingdom.

    The fee for transaction or wiring the money from the host country of the client to the Tour Company in Bhutan should be borne by the clients as well. The client should send the scanned colour copy of their passports for processing visa along-with the total cost of the packaged tour intended . PLEASE note that to visit Bhutan, the validity of the passport should have; minimum of 6 months before its expiry. The clients with passport, validity less than 6 months will not be entertained for visa application as per the requirement of Immigration Law of the Kingdom.

    The processing of visa and other relevant documents would take at least 10 working days. The copy of the electronic visa will be sent to email address of the clients. That copy once printed, should be produced to any Druk Air (Bhutan Airlines and Royal Bhutan Airlines) offices, on embarkment that has flights coming to Bhutan from various destinations or port of entry to Bhutan. As of now, the national flag carriers (Druk Air/Royal Bhutan Airline and Bhutan Airline) have flights into Bhutan from Bangkok, Delhi, Calcutta, Dhaka, Mumbai, Kathmandu and Singapore.

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