Travel Requirements

It is mandatory for all tourists (other than Indian nationalities) to obtain a Bhutan visa clearance before traveling to Bhutan. Visitors can process a visa or permit online from the website of the Department of Immigration  or  tourism service agents such as Little Bhutan to process travel documents and plan a trip.

To apply for a visa, you will need:

  • A digital copy of a valid passport
  • A recent digital passport photo
  • Arrival and departure dates 
  • Valid travel insurance for the duration of your travel

As soon as we receive these, we will send you the tour invoice so that you can make payments following which we will forward the same to the Department of Immigration (DOI). These agencies will process the visa online. Payments for your tour package and Air tickets has to be made in advance through wire transfer. On receiving full payment, we will send you the visa confirmation code.

You are encouraged to carry a printed copy of the visa confirmation code and your flight tickets as these need to be produced at the check-in counter at Paro International Airport. Your actual Bhutan visa will be stamped on your passport upon your arrival. For those entering Bhutan via road through India, your visa will be stamped at the immigration check point in Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jongkhar. 

Indian, Bangladeshi & Maldivian nationalities can obtain their Visa/Permits at the Immigration Checkpoints, at the port of entry, upon production of a valid Passport (Indian Nationals can also use their Voter Identity Card)


Passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months or more. Travelers are requested to travel using the same passport on which the Bhutan visa is stamped.


Select an itinerary from our list of tour packages.
If you want a customized itinerary, you can click on our Customize your trip link and send us the following details:

  • The number of days you plan to spend in Bhutan
  • Tentative date of travel
  • Group Size
  • Personal interests and things you want to do while in Bhutan
  • Indicate clearly where you are arriving from

Daily SDF (Sustainable Development Fund)

The Government of Bhutan collects the SDF and uses the funds in healthcare, education, tourism and hospitality, infrastructure, environmental preservation, cultural preservation, local businesses, and the economy of the country. It helps maintain forest cover, carbon neutrality, tranquility, and an intimate experience for guests.

The tourism tariff for tourists traveling to Bhutan is set by the Royal Government and the Department of tourism and has been fixed as following:

Land cost/Government fee: US$ 100 per person per night (SDF)

Visa Fee: US$ 40 per person per tour

Land Cost/Government Fee: INR 1200 per person per night (SDF for Indian travelers)

Note: (The cost of the tour will be added later based on the tour program of the clients)

Discounts for Children

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 elders or guardians shall be given 50% discount on SDF.


Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to charges as follows:

  • Before 30 days or more of start of program~ no charges.
  • 50% cancellation charges will be applicable if a tour gets cancelled between 30 – 10 days of start of tour program.
  • 100% cancellation charges will be applicable if a tour gets cancelled within 10 days or less of start of tour program.

Travel insurance mandatory

All visitors are required to have full, valid travel insurance for the duration of their visit.

Visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives have the option to purchase domestic travel insurance at their port of entry.

Covid-19 regulations in Bhutan

Although we recommend all visitors stay up to date with vaccinations against covid-19 to help stop the spread of the disease, there are now no covid-19 vaccination requirements for adults or children to enter Bhutan from September 23rd 2022. There is no quarantine requirement either.

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