How to go to Bhutan?
Flying to Bhutan is fairly easy. Ever since tourism in Bhutan began to open up to the world in 1974, there has been a lot of efforts to connect the world to Bhutan. Travellers can either travel to Bhutan by air or by land. All travellers are required to book their trip to Bhutan through a licensed tour operator. Your tour agency will be able to handle the end-to-end trip coordination for you from visa application, booking of flights, accommodation and planning of trip itinerary.
Why travel with Druk Asia?
Druk Asia is a trusted and also the largest tour operator in Bhutan that has served thousands of guests from all over the world. We are committed to providing all our guests a hassle free travel experience and ensure that they leave the enigmatic Kingdom with lasting memories. In addition, your travel visa approval will be guaranteed and we also provide all our guests with SIM card approval arrival and a set of those beautiful Bhutanese traditional costumes (to be returned at the end of trip) for photo taking throughout the trip. The itinerary is also highly customisable based on your interests. Our professional tour guides have brought smiles and forged friendships with travellers from different demographics and backgrounds. You can read about what all the travellers have said about us here.
Paro International Airport in Bhutan
Visiting Bhutan by flights
Visiting Bhutan by flightsYou can fly directly into Bhutan from 5 Asian countries. Drukair, (Royal Bhutan Airlines), the national carrier, currently operates in Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and New Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati (India). All these destinations will be able to fly you directly into Paro International Airport, the only international airport in Bhutan. It is claimed that the landing in Paro International Airport is one of one of the most dangerous landings in the world where only certified pilots can navigate. The spectacular views of the traditional houses and gorgeous Himalayan mountains from the aircraft is also one that will be etched in your memory for a long long time. In fact, many travellers mentioned that the entire landing experience is unlike any they have experienced before travelling to other countries.
Drukair has daily flights from Bangkok to Paro International Airport, Bhutan daily.
Drukair flies from Singapore to Paro International Airport, twice a week.
Drukair has daily flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to Paro International Airport.
Drukair flies from Bangladesh, Dhaka to Paro International, thrice a week.
Drukair has daily flights from New Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati in India to Bhutan.
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Travelling to Bhutan from Singapore
Travelling to Bhutan from Bangkok, Thailand
Travelling to Bhutan from Kathmandu, Nepal
Travelling to Bhutan from Australia
We will be able to reserve your tickets for up to 30 days with no fee or penalty should you wish to make any changes to the dates. Just speak to our friendly Travel Specialists! Flight tickets will only be issued after we have received payment and cancellation after issuance of the tickets will incur a cancellation cost. This reservation flexibility will allow you ample time to confirm on your connecting flight and plan your trip to Bhutan without any worries.
Visiting Bhutan by cars
There are two points of entry into Bhutan through the borders with India if you plan to travel by land. You can either enter Bhutan through Phuntsholing, the main trade city located in southern Bhutan or Samdrup Jongkhar located in the southeastern of Bhutan. Usually travellers will travel to Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar if they plan to visit the Eastern Bhutan region such as Trashigang, Mongar, Lhuentse and Trashiyangtse. Your tour agency will arrange for your tour guide to receive you at your selected border town.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Photo credit: Derek Low
How much does it cost to visit Bhutan
If you’d like to find out an estimated costing for your trip to Bhutan, you may fill up the questionnaire here. It will provide you with an estimated costing based on your preferred travel dates and point of departure. You may get in touch with Druk Asia Travel Specialist at [email protected] for the actual quotation. For any upgrade of flight or accommodation, additional surcharges will apply.
Lush green Bumthang Valley.