How to get in Butan
Visa is required for traveling to Bhutan and it is processed in Thimphu through a local tour operator such as Exodus Bhutan Tours. No foreign missions / embassies abroad grants tourist visa.
- Scanned copy of your Passport (color scanned if possible in JPEG file) should be sent to Exodus Bhutan at least 1 month prior to date of travel for visa processing. On receiving the tour payment, Exodus Bhutan shall process the visa. Visa approval will be issued which the Exodus Bhutan shall fax/email to the agent abroad.
- Passport has to be valid for another 6 (Six) Months from your Bhutan arrival
- Actual visa is stamped only on arrival in Bhutan with the support of visa clearance, which will be sent to you in advance.
For all Travellers, entering Bhutan via Druk Air, visa clearance number is forwarded to the concerned overseas Druk Air Stations and without this clearance number the passengers are not allowed to board the flight.
For Travellers entering the country by surface through Phunstholing (The border town in the Southern Bhutan ), visa Clearance number is forwarded to the Local Authority and the actual visa is stamped on arrival. Two copies of passport size photographs are required on arrival.
Visa fee is USD 40 per person and it should be paid along with the Tour payment.
A valid passport is required for all nationals except Indians. For travel to Bhutan , the validity of the passport should be minimum 6 months.
The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:
USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
The minimum daily package rates shall be inclusive of the following:
B) Charges for accommodation
C) Food and Beverages as per the ‘Minimum Meal Entitlement’
D) Service of Guides
E) Transport within Bhutan
The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan . The Tariff is same for Trekking too. 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. The rates shall apply uniformly irrespective of locations and the type of accommodation provided/asked for. List of hotels and lodges approved for international tourist accommodation updated from time to time shall be issued by the Department of Tourism.
Individual tourist and smaller groups of less than three persons shall subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
Single individual US $ 40 per night
Group of 2 persons US $ 30 per person per night
The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotion visit duly approved and cleared by DOT.
Discount & Cancellation
A) Diplomats from foreign embassies/missions accredited to Bhutan shall be given a 25% discount on the daily rates.
B) There shall be no charge for children up to the age of 5 years. However, those between the ages of 6-12 years accompanied by the elders/guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily basis.
C) Full time students below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions shall also be given 25% discount on daily basis.
D) A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
E) A discount of 10% on the daily rates shall be provided for halts between 11 to 20 nights and 20% discount on halt beyond 21 nights.
F) Visitors availing discounts under Sections A, B and C shall not be eligible for discount under E.
Detailed information on Druk Air flight, tour and trekking programmes, festivals, places of interest, hotels etc can be obtained from the tour operator.
Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
• Within 30 days of start of Programme — no charges
• Within 21 days – 10% of rates
• Within 14 days – 15% of rate
• Within 7 days – 30% of rate
• Less than 7days or without notice–50% of rate
• After arrival in Bhutan – 100%
All Tour Payments must be settled one month in advance of commencement of Tour to clear the visa and other necessary documents. The Tour booking will be confirmed only after we receive 100% of the Tour payment. Please deposit/Transfer the Tour payment to the following Bank:-
BHUTAN EXODUS TOURS
A/C: 0000049615017 >> Tour Payment Information
Note: A copy of Bank Transfer Receipt should be faxed to us.
telefax no.: (975)-02-336714