The tourist tariff payable in terms of US dollars is set by the Royal Government. The minimum daily tourist tariff per person is US$250.00 and US$200.00 during peak and lean seasons respectively. A daily surcharge of US$30.00 and US$40.00 is also levied in a group of two people and independent traveller respectively, which is applicable throughout the seasons. Supplementary charge is also applied during tshechu (festival) time and individuals in a group requiring single hotel room.
Daily tariff includes:
Tourists are advised to have travel insurance from their country adequately covering medical assistance and even helicopter evacuation. Accommodation in luxury hotels is in vogue nowadays despite the daily tariff does not cover it. Aman at Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang, Uma at Paro and Punakha, Taj Tashi at Thimphu, Zhiwa Ling at Paro and Dhensa at Punakha are the main high-end hotels in Bhutan and many more are in pipe-line.