Minimum Daily Package rate and Discounts

The Minimum Daily Package rate, Surcharge for FIT or small group and Cancellation Policy shall be as follows:

A. Minimum Daily Package rate

Season Rate per person per night. Months
i. High


USD250/- March, April, May,September, October,November
ii. Low Season USD200/-

December,January, February,June,  July, August


1.The Minimum Daily Package rate includes:

  • All Internal Taxes and Charges including the SDF (Sustainable Development Fee)
  • Accommodation in twin Sharing in Standard Hotel
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking Tour Guide
  • All Internal Land Transport
  • Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours
  • Mineral Water
  • The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on actual basis.


2. The charges for accommodation as mentioned above shall be for a minimum of 3-star accommodations and any additional service or demand for a higher grade of accommodations would contribute to a higher cost on the Minimum Daily Package rate.

3.The minimum daily packages rates shall not include the following:

  • Air fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visa fee ( on arrival US$ 40 per person)
  • Medical Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Insurance coverage
  • Personal expense like laundry, telephones, and tips

4.A tourist should be entitled discounts on the Minimum Daily Package rate as follows:

  • Children of 5 years of age and below during the time of their visit shall be charged only visa fee and any other charge therein shall be exempted;
  • Children above 5 years of age but below 12 years of age accompanied by elders/ guardians shall be entitled 50% discount on Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF after verifying their age from their passport;
  • Students who are 25 years of age and below shall be entitled to 25% discount on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF upon submission of valid student identification document;

5. Duration discount:

  • A discount of 50% on SDF shall be provided for tourist(s)who spend more than eight nights but less than fifteen nights; or
  • There shall be no charge on SDF for tourist(s) who spend more than fourteen nights.

6. Group size discount:

  • In a group of 11 – 15 tourists, one person is entitled to a discount of 50% on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF and for a group of 16 persons and more; one person is entitled to 100% waiver on the Minimum Daily Package rate including SDF. If the group size is bigger than 27 people or more, the group shall not be entitled to one and a half or two separate discounts unless they belong to two separate groups;

7. Other types of discounts provided by TCB from time to time;

8. A tourist traveling via Phuntsholing shall be exempted from paying SDF for one night halt either during entry or at the time of exit and for those traveling  via Gelephu and  Samdrup Jongkhar they shall be exempted from paying SDF for one night halt each during entry as well as  exit.  However, it must be reflected in their itineraries that they shall be lodged in one of the TCB approved hotels.


B. Surcharge for FIT or small group

Number of tourists Per person per night rate
i. Single Tourist USD 40/-
ii. Two Tourists USD 30/-