Visa & Minimum Daily Package

Bhutan Visa Requirements

  • All visitors to Bhutan require a visa.
  • Other than Indian and Bangladeshi nationals, a cost of USD 40 is applicable for the visa application.
  • All visas are issued from Thimphu by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Visas are only issued to tourists whom booked tour packages with local tour operators, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
  • The tour operator submits applications for tourist visas. Clearance takes at least 10 working days to process.

Minimum Daily Package

In accordance to the Tourism Council of Bhutan, all tours must be booked through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator such as Bhutan Hiker. The Tourism Council of Bhutan has set a minimum selling price for every tour known as the minimum daily package which must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.

The minimum daily package charge for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Tariff (Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov):US$ 350 per person per night
Regular Season Tariff (Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec):US$ 300 per person per night

For individual tourists and smaller groups of less than 3 people, a government surcharge applies in addition to the above charge as follows:

Single Individual:US$ 40 per night
Group of 2 people:US$ 50 per person per night

The minimum daily package covers the following services:

  • Govt. approved standard hotels in twin sharing room (3 star or above)
  • All meals at Govt. approved standard hotels or local restaurants
  • Standard transport / transfers within Bhutan for the duration of the tour
  • A licensed English speaking local guide for the duration of the tour
  • Sightseeing, entrances fees to museums & monuments
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • 35% royalty to the government & all taxes

Other services such as luxary hotels, travel insurance, specialized guides and personal expanses are not included in the minimum daily pacakge and will be charged accordingly.


For more information, you may visit the official website of the Department of Immigration of Bhutan.


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