Payment procedure

The payment process is supervised by Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). All payments, including the cost of the trip and visa fees, must be made prior to your arrival in Bhutan. The deposit directly goes into the tour company’s account at either Bank of Bhutan or Bhutan National Bank. This account is linked or registered with the airline and TCB so that they can track the payments and check balance.The bank is allowed to remit the money only to the airlines or TCB to process visa. Funds are released to the tour company after your trip is over.

As a mandatory directive from the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), full payment has to be made in advance in US dollars. The payment upon reaching us is directly deposited in our account with TCB, for analyzing and enabling us to process our online visa system. We will not be allowed to withdraw the payment until your trip has concluded successfully. This gurantees safety of your payment and assures all integrity and services provided by us.

Please note that all the tour groups in Bhutan are subject to the following payment procedure. Please be assured of confidence and security when using this payment method.

This is Standard Chartered Bank Ltd address:

A. Go to your bank and ask to make an international bank transfer. They will have the forms there so take a print out of the banking information below.

B. They will send the US dollar amount through to a bank account maintained by Bhutan National Bank in New York with a note to transfer to Bhutan Charu Tours & Treks.

C. Keep the receipt and email it to us at

D. The details of the overseas bank account maintained by Bhutan National Bank in New York that you need to make your deposit/payment to is as follows:

1. Correspondent Bank Address : Standard Chartered Bank Ltd.

One Madison Avenue, New York

NY 10010-3603

Swift code : Scblus33

Chips ABA : 0256

FED ABA : 026002561

2. Beneficiary Bank’s Account No : 358-202-171-9001 (USD A/C)

3. Beneficiary Bank :

Bhutan National Bank Ltd.

Post Box No. 439

GPO Building, Changlam, Thimphu

Swift code: bnbtbtbt

4. Ultimate Beneficiary Account No :

5. Ultimate Beneficiary (Name) :

Bhutan Charu Tours & Treks

E. Once the wire transfer is complete, please email scanned copy of the same via to confirm with the Bank here in Bhutan to process the visa.