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Landing at the Paro Airport in Bhutan

Bhutan is a small landlocked country in South Asia in Eastern Himalayan region. It is a mystical country and different from any traditional country. Landing via a plane in Bhutan is an exciting affair. You will get a glimpse of how does it feel to approach towards Paro Airport in Bhutan from this video.

Bhutan is a mystic place, the land of the thunder dragon. This country is so different, you will be blown away by the simplicity of the people as well as its natural beauties. The only international airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport. It is a small airport where it’s national carrier Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines) operates. Only a few pilots of the world know the way to landing an aircraft in the beautiful Paro airport in Bhutan.

Video of Landing in Paro Airport in Bhutan

I made this video while Drukair was descending to Paro – just a moment before it’s landing. I was scared like shit during the landing. The plane literally started dancing 10 minutes before it landed. I thought it’s gonna crush! However, I saw the Bhutanese doing their regular work and realized that it’s normal. As the terrain is mountainous, the airplane needs to glide through the mountain and approach the runway through mountains.

Do you know that Bhutan is a carbon-negative country? It means that it produces more oxygen than it emits carbon. If it does not convince you to read my post, the greenery of this video might do it! See above to know how does a landing in the Paro Airport feel like.

How to go to Bhutan?

There is only one carrier in Bhutan namely Drukair. Drukair has scheduled flight from the following destinations to Paro International Airport (PBH).

India

  1. Bagdogra (IXB)
  2. Delhi (DEL)
  3. Guwahati (GAU)
  4. Kolkata (CCU)
  5. Mumbai (BOM) (Seasonal)
  6. Gaya (GAY) (Seaonal)

Bangladesh

  1. Dhaka

Thailand

  1. Bangkok (BKK)

Singapore

  1. Singapore (SIN)

Japan

  1. Tokyo Narita (NRT)

United Arab Emirates

  1. Dubai (DXB)

How to buy a ticket of Drukair?

If you search your ticket to the traditional ticket booking website like Expedia, or Orbitz, you won’t find the route to Bhutan.

You have to search your ticket to the official website of Drukair.

Permissions for entering in to Bhutan

All the citizens except Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivians need a prior clearance before entering Bhutan. One cannot apply for the clearance by himself, he needs to go through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or a foreign travel agent.

Pin the landing in Paro Airport, Bhutan

Fuad Omar

Fuad loves to travel! A lot! Carrying a Bangladeshi passport means he needs a prior visa for visiting most of the countries. He got detained in many borders because of his nationality but; he didn’t give up - he set his foot to 37 countries. He believes, if he could travel the world despite all the odds, you can, too. Fuad is a Computer Engineer by profession, and author of a travelogue in Bangla. He currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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