A small introduction on how the “Tourism Council of Bhutan” monitors all the flow of payment in and out of Bhutan, regarding tourism industries, with the help of Bhutan National Bank. And also, there will be a brief information on Payment Gateway as well.
As it’s a strick policy to all the tour operators that, no tour operators should have their own bank account in other countries, rather they should all go throught the overseas banks, which had maintained account of Bhutan National Bank, and receive the payment on behalf of Yu-Druk Tours & Treks.
Before, the payment was all made through wire transfer, making it a long and a bit complicated procedures, but now thanks to Bhutan National Bank’s payment gateway, all tourists who wish to pay the money can be done through Visa, MasterCard, American ExB, Diner’s Club, Amex Express Checkout and Masterpass by MasterCard.
It is a secure payment powered by Stripe, customer’s payment information is never at risk, and also accept foreign payment from over 135 currencies.
This payment gateway made ours as well as the client’s work load a lot easier and fast.
The payment gateway is an itegrated technology suite that offers a trusted web based platform to facilitate convenient, secure and faster payments, exclusively for Tour Operators in Bhutan.
Lastly, before booking a tour, a full payment should be made by the client first inorder to approve your visa by Tourism Council of Bhutan. After you have finalized with the tour, we will then proceed with the invoice and send you a link. Once you receive the link, press the link and it will show the invoice and the payment breakdown. Go through once and make the payment with either of the cards which we had already mentioned above.
If you wish to pay the payment through wire transfer, here is the overseas bank detail;
Bank address: Standard Chartered Bank Ltd, One Madison Avenue, New York
Swift Code: SCBLUS33
CHIPS ABA: 0256
FED ABA: 026002561
Account No With SCB: 358-202-171-9001(USD AC) Beneficiary Bank
Bhutan National Bank, P.O.Box:439
GPO Building, Changlam, Thimphu Bhutan
Swift Code: BNBTBTBT
Ultimate Beneficiary: Yu Druk tours & Treks
Ultimate Benf A/C nr.: 1006002 maintained with BNB,Thimphu Bhutan
Bank address: Standard Chartered Bank Ltd.
Tokyo, 30 -16, Ogikubo 4 – Chome,
Suginami – ku
Tokyo 167 – 8530 Japan
Swift Code : SCBLJPJT
Beneficiary Bank ; Bhutan National Bank, P.O.Box 439,
GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Account number; 2342855 – 1110 (YEN A/C)
Swift code; BNBTBTBT
Ultimate Beneficiary; Yu Druk Tours & Treks
Ultimate Benf a/c. nr.; 1006002 maintained with BNB, Thimphu Bhutan
Bank Address: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
(Correspondent bank) 37 Gracechurch Street,
London EC3V OBX
Sort code : 60-91-04
Swift code : SCBLGB2L
Beneficiery bank : Bhutan National Bank, P.O.box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Swift code : BNBTBTBTAccount No: 01706885901 (GBP A/C)
IBAN No : GB 21-SCBL-6091-0417-0688 59
Beneficiery in Bhutan: Yu-Druk Tours & Treks
Account No. : 1006002
Bank address : Standard Chartered Bank, 6 Battery Road, Singapore 049909.
Swift Code : SCBL SG SG
Account No : 01-7-005970- 7 (USD A/C )
Beneficiary Bank : Bhutan National Bank, P.O 439,Thimphu, Bhutan
Swift code ; BNBTBTBT
Ultimate Beneficiary : Yu Druk tours & Treks,
Account # ; 1006002 (Maintained with BNB, Thimphu, Bhutan)
Bank address ; Standard Chartered Bank (Germany) Gmbh
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Swift code ; SCBLDEFXXX
Account # ; 18155200 (EURO A/C)
IBAN # ; DE 05512305000018155200
Beneficiary bank ; Bhutan National Bank, PO box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Swift code # ; BNBTBTBT
Ultimate beneficiary ; Yu Druk Tours & Treks
Account # ; 1006002 maintained with Bhutan National Bank Thimphu.
After depositing the funds, please send us the details of the payment receipt.