Tourism in Bhutan

Authentic Experience

Tourism in Bhutan today is a vibrant business guided by the bedrock policy of high-Value, low-impact tourism. Tourism 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. Bhutan does not limit tourist arrivals; in fact, tourism is now the government’s top priority.

The Royal Government of Bhutan recognizes that tourism, in affording the opportunity to travel, can help in promoting understanding among people and building closer ties of friendship based on appreciation and respect for different cultures and lifestyles

POLICY VISION

Foster a vibrant industry as a positive force in the conservation of environment, promotion of cultural heritage, safeguarding sovereign status of the Nation and for significantly contributing to Gross National Happiness.

DAILY TARRIF

Daily cost Government Official Tariff includes:

All tourists must pay in advance an all-inclusive minimum daily package rate set by the Government through a licensed local Bhutanese tour operator.

  • USD $200 per person per night for the month of January, February, June, July, August, & December.
  • USD $250 per person per night for the month of March, April, May, September, October, & November.
  • Royalty ($65 per person per night)


*Royalty is the welfare levy, which goes to the national exchequer for social service of the RGOB

ACCOMODATION

Daily Tariff includes:

  • Minimum of 3-star Accommodations full board (BLD) (4/5-star may require a premium additional supplementary)
  • Hotel are categorized by the tourism Council of Bhutan
  • Ranges: Top brand hotels - Guest houses, lodges and home stay
  • Restaurants: Most of the restaurant provided good choice of traditional and
  • Mixed continental menu.

Visa

Daily Tariff includes:

All foreigners, except for the citizens of India and Bangladesh, require a visa to enter Bhutan. The e visa clearance must be obtained prior to departing for Bhutan from the capital city, Thimphu.

TRAVEL TIPS

All visitors are advised to complete the Customs Form and submit it at the point of entry. Th e following articles are exempted from customs duty:

  1. Personal effects and articles for day-to-day use
  2. Two liters of alcohol
  3. Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
  4. Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use.

The exempted items in © and (d) must be declared on the Customs Form. If these items are disposed of in Bhutan by way of sale or gift, they become liable for customs duty.

The exempted items in © and (d) must be declared on the Customs Form. If these items are disposed of in Bhutan by way of sale or gift, they become liable for customs duty.

Daily Tariff includes:

Import and export of the following goods are strictly prohibited:

  1. Arms, ammunition, explosives and military stores
  2. All narcotics and drugs, except if medically prescribed in the case of the latter
  3. Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
  4. Antiques
  5. Tobaccos/cigarettes are liable for 200% tax.

Visitors cannot purchase and take items that are old and used unless they have been officially certified as non-antique by Department of Culture. Import of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations and must be declared on arrival.

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