Tourism Policy

The Tourism Policy of the Royal Government of Bhutan is based on a concept of “High Value & Low Impact”. Founded on the principle of sustainability, tourism must be environmentally friendly, socially and culturally acceptable, and economically viable.

Tourists are kept to a manageable level through a government regulated tourist tariff. This all inclusive tariff covers all food, accommodation (excluding luxury hotels), transport and guide services. A portion of the tariff (currently 35%) helps to sustain the provision of free medical care and education for everyone in the country. All tour operators are subject to this all inclusive rate.
Bhutan Journeys is a licensed tour operator as certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, and the Association of Bhutanese Tourism Operators.
Tourists can book a package holiday to Bhutan through both International and Bhutanese tour operators. Information is available from travel agencies. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to your arrival in Bhutan.


Daily Tariff

Minimum tariff for tourist visiting in groups of 3 persons or more are as follows:
High Season Tariff – US$ 250 per person per night halt (During the month of March, April, May, September, October & November).
Low Season Tariff – US$ 200 per person per night halt  (During the month of January, February, June, July, August & December).