Today, we will be talking about the Bhutan travel tips, the money myths of Bhutan. If you were thinking about Bhutan, some of these questions might pop into your mind.
“Isn’t going to Bhutan Expensive?”
“Applying for a VISA is expensive because Bhutan limits the number of visitors”
“I heard there is a daily tourist rate that we have to pay when we are there! It is expensive!”
These are some of the questions that people have asked me after I came back from Bhutan. To help address those questions, I have invited an expert on Bhutan to help answer some of these questions. You can find out more about them at World Tour Plan.
1) Is going to be Bhutan Expensive?
I think this is a question on relativity. If you travel to Malaysia for a weekend and like to compare it to travelling to Bhutan, it is simply a weak example on comparison. Imagine the fresh breath of air that you will take when you alight at the airport. Bhutan is probably the only Carbon-Negative country in the world. As you leave the airport, you will find the roads unpolluted by garbage, rivers flowing gently and mountains further than your eyes can see. There is not even a traffic light in Bhutan. For such an experience, how can a price tag be put on it?
For those that are looking for numbers. I spend SGD$3000 into total in Bhutan for 7 days. This includes my airtickets, my meals, my hotel expenses, my visa, my entrance fees to temples, a guide, a driver and a personal vehicle. Think about it, would you be able to get all those if you go to a country like Japan.
Personally, I feel that going to Bhutan is a different experience and you are most likely unable to find it in another country.
2) Applying for Visa is expensive because Bhutan limits visitors
It used to be a thing of the past when the visitors were limited. Bhutan now invites visitors from all over the world.
3) The daily tourist rate is expensive
There is a daily fixed rate that all tourists must pay. According to my previous trip, tour agencies charges US$250 per person per day (US$200 a day from December to February and June to August), with a US$40/30 surcharge per person for those in a group of one/two. This covers accommodation, transport in Bhutan, a guide, food and entry fees. To reduce your daily tourist rate, travel in groups of 3 or more.
Hope that you have learnt something from this sharing. If you would like to find out more information about Bhutan, I have compiled some useful information like the weather, electricity and the culture etiquette in Bhutan. I have shared it with a few friends and they are really appreciative of the eBook. Drop me your email via this link and I will send the mini eBook I have specially complied to everyone.
Wishing you the best in your journey with money.