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Costs

The daily minimum tariff is USD 250 per person. This covers accommodation (3 star hotels), food, land transport within Bhutan, service of guides and porters, supply of pack animals and sightseeing. The rate will increase if you opt for 4 or 5star hotels or if you add extras like rafting, cycling, hot stone bath etc. The cost does not cover drinks, laundry, insurance, gratuities and other personal miscellaneous expenses. Groups of fewer than four people pay a daily surcharge, ranging from US$20 per person in a group of three to US$40 for a lone traveler.

Bhutan has 5 major banks (Bhutan National Bank, Bank of Bhutan, Bhutan Development Bank Limited, Tashi Bank, Punjab National Bank), with branches throughout the country. You can cash travelers’ cheques at any bank and most hotels, but you should only carry well-known brands such as American Express/VISA/MASTER. You can use your credit card, but only at bigger hotels and shops in Thimphu. There are ATM Machines where you can withdraw cash from your credit/debit cards – VISA or MASTER works.



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