Flight


Flight
The most convenient way of entering Bhutan is by Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines. Druk Air operates flights from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata and Kathmandu to Paro but flight timings and frequency vary according to season. Domestic Air is also available within Paro and Bumthang once a week. Therefore, we could kindly advise you to log on to www.drukair.com for daily fare and timing. The spectacular mountain scenery en route is seen at its best in the winter months, when skies are generally very clear. The flight between Kathmandu and Paro gives the most extended view of the Himalayan ranges, including the Everest region.

Bhutan Airlines

Bhutan airlines operate to four destinations, Kolkata- India, Bangkok- Thailand, Kathmandu- Nepal,   and Paro- Bhutan. We could kindly advise you to log on to www.bhutanairlines.bt for more information and to keep note of frequent changes in flight fare and schedule.

Flights can be delayed due to weather conditions (particularly during the summer months) it is advisable to allow 24 hours before any onward connection. There are no charges for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The clients must, however, bear the cost of food, accommodation, transport and other services required.

Travel by Land
Arrival/departure by land is also possible, through the southern border town of Phuntsholing. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, West Bengal about 4 hours drive away. The travel time for the 175 Km stretch from Phuntsholing to Thimphu can be more than six hours. Phuntsholing is a convenient entry/exit point for travelers wishing to visit the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal along with Bhutan. It is sometimes possible to arrange land exit from Bhutan through the southeastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar, which is approximately 3 hours drive from Guwahati, capital of the Indian state of Assam.

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