Dear Valued Guests,
We hope this message finds you well and excited about your upcoming trip to the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan. In adherence to the guidelines provided by the Department of Tourism (DoT) in Bhutan, we would like to bring to your attention some essential information that will ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.
1. Visa Requirement: To enter Bhutan, all guests must obtain a visa. It is imperative to apply for the visa well in advance of your planned travel dates. The Bhutanese visa is processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, and we recommend initiating this process as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute inconveniences.
2. Sustainable Development Fee (SDF): Upon arrival in Bhutan, guests are required to pay a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). This fee contributes to the sustainable development initiatives undertaken by the Bhutanese government. Please be prepared to settle this fee upon your arrival at the designated entry points.
3. Guide Requirement: Bhutan has a policy of “High Value, Low Impact” tourism, emphasizing the importance of guided tours to minimize the environmental and cultural impact. As part of this policy, all visitors are required to hire a licensed Bhutanese guide for the duration of their stay. The guide not only enhances your experience by providing insights into the rich culture and history but also ensures a responsible and respectful visit.
In compliance with the concerns raised by the Department of Tourism, we have updated our terms and conditions to include the above requirements. It is important for all guests to review and acknowledge these terms before confirming their bookings.