Bhutan visa/permit & Tour cost

Traveling to Bhutan is easy. You can come in group or totally alone. You can fix your program according to your interests and it's actually not so expensive, given the service provided. Just follow the steps below:

Check our regularly updated COVID-19 entry rules for actual information. Tourism should fully reopen without quarantine from 23 September 2022.
  1. Find Trip & Dates

  2. Book Tour & Tickets

  3. Pay, get Visa & Go!

    • Pay for the tour (card, account...)
    • Get Visa Clearance
    • Get all practical info from us
    • Enjoy with our skillful team!

Contrary to popular myth, there is no limit on annual tourist arrivals. Actual bottleneck is the limited capacity of the flight seats. So it's strongly recommended starting Bhutan tour arrangements in due advance, ideally 6 months or even more.

Tourist visa/permit after the 20th June 2022 tourism reform

  • Tourists entering Bhutan from the majority of the countries needs to get visa costing 40 USD. Regional travelers from India, Bangladesh, or Maldives need to arrange travel permit which is free.
  • As of August 2022, visas/permit can only be issued to travelers coming to Bhutan on package tour arranged by tour operator like us or through hotel.
  • All tourists have to pay Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) per person per night. For the majority of the countries it is 200 USD. Children below 5 are exempted and below 12 pay 50%. Regional tourists pay 1200 INR (~15 USD) with no discounts applicable.
  • According to authorities, tourists will be allowed to arrange visas on-line themselves after paying SDF and producing one day hotel booking along with other necessary documents. However, public on-line visa system is not yet ready.
  • In order to get visas, you need to send us passport data page scan and passport sized photograph. Passport validity has to be minimum 6 months after the planned arrival date.
  • In urgent cases, visas can be issued quickly, just 2-3 working days after receiving full tour payment. However mostly we require at least 10 days advance to arrange all formalities.

Full package cost

Firefox Tours is offering package cost in approximately following cost ranges. Costs is greatly dependent on exact program tour length, accommodation etc. For precise calculation on any tour, kindly contact us.

Approximate per night charge including SDF
👫 People 🌐 World (USD rate) 🇮🇳 🇧🇩 🇲🇻 Regional (INR rate)
1 ~400–500 USD ~16,000–24,000 INR
2 ~350–400 USD ~12,000–16,000 INR
3+ ~300–350 USD ~8,000–12,000 INR

✅ Cost includes: Sustainable Development Fee. English-speaking guide. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Accommodation in 3★ hotels on double/twin sharing basis. Transportation in a comfortable vehicle with a driver.

⛰️ During trekking: Accommodation in tents on trek. Services of cook and helper staff on trek. Dining tent with chairs, tables, plates, and cutlery. Luggage hauling on mules/yaks.

❎ Cost excludes: Bhutan visa 40 USD. International flight tickets. Drinks other than tea and coffee. Tips, personal expenses and other unexpected expenses. Enterance fees. Bank transfer fees or card payment fee.

🎁 Complimentary from Firefox: Map of Bhutan given on arrival. Bottled water provided in the vehicle. Local SIM card with balance for data and call. Bhutan visit certificate to remember the tour.

🛌 Single room supplement: Odd participants needs to pay extra for single room arrangements.

Visa issuing process

  • For visa/permit issuing we need full payment for SDF and agreed tour advance. Payment should be executed minimum 7 days before the trip, so all the formalities can be arranged safely.
  • After the payment and all supporting documents are received, we will apply for visa/permit.
  • When the visa/permit is granted, we will send you official Visa/Permit clearance. You will present this document while checking into the Bhutan bound flight Bhutan or on land border.
  • Now you only need to pack your luggage!

More information

We will be happy to provide all necessary information to make your trip to Bhutan reasonable and successful. Please do contact us.

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