Payment for your trip is usually made in US$ via bank transfer to the Bhutan National Bank, with your tour operator shown as the ultimate beneficiary of the funds.

We will provide you with all the information needed to make the transfer once your choice of trip is confirmed. We ask for payment 60 days in advance of the tour to give us plenty of time to finalise the arrangements for your booking. We don’t require payment of a deposit, but if you are visiting in peak season, we may need to issue your flight tickets as much as 6 months or more beforehand (if the flight has filled up) and in that case we will ask you to send payment for the flight tickets only at an earlier stage.

Payments sent in US$ may be sent directly to the Bhutan National Bank, but in some cases your bank may route the payment through Standard Chartered Bank in New York as an intermediary bank and from there the funds are transferred on to the Bhutan National Bank. We will give you the necessary details to make payment via these routings. Once we receive notification from the bank that your payment has arrived, we will send you a formal trip confirmation and receipt.

It is not uncommon for there to be a small shortfall on receipt of the funds. The reason for this may be that intermediary banks deduct charges en route, so we charge a US$30 administration fee when processing your payment which helps us to cover these costs.

***Please note that if you decide to book with Bhutan Signature Tours you will be booking with us as a local Bhutanese tour operator, licensed and registered in Bhutan, subject to regulation by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Employment, Department of Tourism and a member of ABTO (the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators). Any disputes regarding your booking are to be resolved by arbitration under the laws of Bhutan.