Government of Bhutan has been cautious in controlling the development for the sake of its ever pristine
environment, tradition and culture by fixing standard quality services at a fixed tariff. Tour Operators have to follow
the daily rate per pax for given number of services for each guest, oriented towards high value low impact policy on
the protected areas. The tariff, however, varies between high tourist season and lean season. March to June and
September to December are high tourist season while January and February are too cold and July to August are too
wet season for the tourist to enjoy the travel. Accordingly, there are two different tariffs for the two seasons. Tour
Operators charge US$250 per adult tourist during the high season while the rate comes down to US$200 per adult
pax during lean season.
The amount covers the following services:
Accommodation in government approved 3 star hotels,
Food, three meals a day,
Local transport in comprehensively insured vehicles,
Tourist Guide, with proficiency in the guests’ language, we hire from open market,
Trekking gear where required,
Entry fees, sightseeing.
In case of high end tourists the guests choose to take 5 star hotels and flight services the charges are borne by them.
Some guests also ask us to get international tickets to come to Bhutan. In such cases we buy ticket for them provided
they give us enough time.
Single Traveler pays US$40 per day on top of the tariff as sur charge while each member of a group of two paxes
shall pay US$30 per pax as sur-charge. The prescribed tariff is applicable to members of group consisting of three or
We give 10% discount for a group comprised of 10 or more adults. Students aged below 25 years of age who bring
valid student’s identity cards gets a discount of 25%. Minor children between the ages of 6 to 12 years
accompanying the parents travel at 50% cost. Any child below the age of six travel free of charges with the parents.
Discount of 10% is also available when bookings are confirmed more than six months in advance. Guests travelling
Bhutan for more than 20 days will be entitled to a discount of further 10%.
On finalizing the travel itinerary, full payment has to be remitted to the Foreign Currency Account of Tourism
Council of Bhutan with intimation to Bhutan Aries Tours & Treks by bank transfer. No credit card shall be accepted.
Tour program becomes confirmed on full payment in advance.
Cancellation of confirmed tour (applicable both for high and low seasons):
before three months, the payment is refundable subject to administrative cost at 15% of the tour cost.
between two months to three months in advance, is subject to deduction of 30% from the tour cost.
between one month and two months in advance is subject to 50% deduction on the tour cost.
20 days to one month in advance is subject to deduction of 75% on the tour cost.
In less than 20 days shall be liable to no refund of the tour cost, full amount shall be forfeited.