Bhutan’s tourism sector is regarded as one of the most exclusive travel destinations in the world. Bhutan enjoys a reputation for authenticity, remoteness and a well-protected cultural heritage and natural environment.
- 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis (4 & 5 star require an additional premium)
- All meals
- A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
- Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
- All internal taxes and charges
- A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65.
The Royalty fee of $65 per day charged to all visitors is reinvested by the Royal Government in the country's education and healthcare, both of which are free of cost to Bhutanese citizens, as well as poverty alleviation programs.
The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. The Royal Government of Bhutan recognizes that tourism is a world-wide phenomenon and an important means of achieving socioeconomic development particularly for a developing country like Bhutan. It believes that tourism, in affording the opportunity to travel, can help to promote a deeper understanding among people and to strengthen ties of friendship based on a deeper appreciation and respect for different cultures and lifestyles.
Towards achieving this objective, the Royal Government, has adopted a very cautious approach to the growth and development of the tourism industry in Bhutan, and adheres strongly to a policy of 'High Value, Low Impact.’ As such, the tourism sector in Bhutan is heavily regulated by the Royal Government.
All guests visiting the country must do so through the auspices of a local Bhutanese travel agent and/or their international partner, who will organize all aspects of their trip. The visa application process is also undertaken by the Bhutanese agent before arrival.
The Royal Government of Bhutan has set a minimum daily package for all tourists visiting the country totaling 250 USD per day during the hight season (March, April, May, September, October, and November) and 200 USD per day during the low season (January, February, June, July, August, and December). This minimum package includes the following services: