The minimum daily cost of stay in Bhutan is fixed by the Royal Government of Bhutan through the policy of regulated tourist tariff. Through the concept of “high value and low impact” it is Bhutan’s intention to minimize the negative impact of tourism and maintain the number of tourist at a manageable level at all times.
The minimum daily cost for tourists visiting in group 3 persons or more are as follows:
High Season Tariff : US $ 250 Per Person Per Night Halt for the months March, April, May, September, October & November
Lean Season : US $ 200 Per Person Per Night Halt for the months of January, February, June, July, August & December.
Visa Fee US $ 40 (Only one time)
The Group of less than 3 persons shall be subjected to an additional charge over and above the minimum daily cost as follows:
Single individual traveler : US $ 40 per night halt
Group of 2 persons : US $ 30 per night halt.
Package cost includes following service as follow:
1: Best Accommodation (Government approved 3* Hotels and above) on twin sharing basis
2: All the meals - international standard
3: Land transport within Bhutan
4: Services of an English Speaking guide (Language Guide on demand at additional cost)
5: Supply of pack ponies, yak, trekking crews and porters for the trek
6: All necessary camping equipments for Treks (excluding sleeping bags).
7. All entrance fees.
8: Bhutan Visa
Package cost does not include.
3: Privates call
4: Beverages or Drinks
5: Insurance for travel and other contingencies.
Single supplement charges of US $ 25 per night halt per person will apply for any single room requirement.
To enter Bhutan, you are required to have a VISA except for Indian, Maldivian and Bangladesh.
Bhutan Visas are not issued by any Bhutanese Embassies abroad and NO Visa is entertained upon arrival. It is mandatory to get visa for Bhutan in advance.
Bhutan Wilderness Travel is Local licensed Tour Operator authorized to organize Bhutan Visa.
In order to help us to process your Visa on time, you are required to submit us the scan copy of your passport in colour within 4 weeks of the anticipated date of arrival. We will duly process your application and provide you with the E-Visa Copy. It normally takes 2-3 Days to approve the visa. Initial visa will be stamp upon arrival at Paro international airport.
Note: (Your Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay)
Visa fee of US$ 40 per person should be send along with the tour payment.
Travel by Air
The Country has so far only one international airport that caters the needs of visitors coming through flight.
Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan national airline & Bhutan airlines Pvt Ltd are the only airlines that operate in Bhutan.
They have fleet of three Air Bus 319 with a capacity to accommodate 114 passengers. Flight schedules vary according to seasons. Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines Pt. Ltd operates additional flights during the peak travel seasons.
Druk Air is connected to following cities:
Bhutan Airlines is connected as follows:
How can I book & buy Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines Tickets ?
Bhutan Wilderness Travel is an authorized Agent to purchase tickets on behalf of our guests, we are happy to assist in the purchase of Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines tickets as a service, a copy of E-ticket will be sent via email on receipt of payment.
Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines Reservation Policy:
Reservation will be made on the name basis only. 30 days of Ticketing Time Limit (TTL) will be given from the date of booking for travel dates more than 45 days.
Guests Flying via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The Druk Air check-in desk at the new Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International airport is at Row W at the far end of the concourse, to save time ask your driver to drop you at that end.
A Guest Flying via India
All passengers flying to and from Bhutan via Calcutta or Delhi must apply for an Indian Visa prior to their departure if they intend to stay overnight – if they remain in transit no Indian visa is required
Travel by Land.
Bhutan is also accessible by land through three entry points: Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu.
Bagdogra, is the nearest Indian airport and it takes approximately four hours drive to Phuntsholing (174KM)
Entry and exit to Bhutan by road also provides an opportunity to tourists desiring to visit the neighboring Indian States of Sikkim and West Bengal.
Bhutan’s climatic conditions can be described in three broad zones: subtropical in the south, temperate in the central and alpine in the north. The seasons in the temperate zone of Bhutan are similar to the seasons in Western Europe. It is difficult to accurately generalize about the weather in Bhutan due to the variation in the elevation, rising from 200 m (650ft) in the south to 7000m (23,000ft) in the north, in a distance of only 161km (100ml).
The rainy season is from June to mid September, during which, we have less tourist and it provides a different prospective to tour Bhutan offering far more access to experience the unique cultural of this country.
In terms of weather, the kingdom is a year round destination which in general experiences warm days and cool nights with temperatures only getting below freezing on winter nights.
March, April, May – warm days and cold nights ( max 24°C vs min 2°C) with some chance of rain. Camping Trek Season (temperatures can drop below freezing at high camps).
June, July, August – warm days and balmy nights (max 26° C vs. min 14°C) with the chance of rain. Best time for flowers and birdlife.
September, October, November – warm days and cold nights (max 23° C vs min 2° C ) with some chance of rain. Camping Trek Season (temperatures can drop below freezing at high camps).
December, January, February – crisp sunny and cold dry nights (max 20° C v. min -4°C ) best time for mountain View – snow may fall but won’t settle for long.
In the Himalaya, conditions can be unpredictable. While we endeavor to run all activities as they are described below, and at all times of the year, our guides may suggest an alternative if the weather turns. This is for your comfort and safety.