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How To Reach Bhutan

Travel by land

Phuntsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar are the entire land border areas accessible to visitors.

The city of Phuntsholing in the southwest is situated approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport at Bagdogra. After crossing Phuntsholing, you take off your trip to Thimphu, the capital city with a travel time of about six hours for the 170 km distance.

Gelephu in south-central Bhutan is another access point to Bhutan. It is roughly 250 km from Thimphu and the route will reach you through the sub-tropical zones of Bhutan before beginning the alpine region and then ultimately into Thimphu. One will have to go over across three districts and the drive time will be about ten hours.

The district of Samdrup Jongkhar in southeast Bhutan borders the Indian neighborhood of Daranga, Assam, and is roughly 150 km away from Guwahati, the capital center of Assam. The drive from Guwahati is about three hours. Tourists entering Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar will take you to Trashigang, and from well over the lateral road to Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue Phodrang, and thus ultimately into the capital, Thimphu. The distance is about 700 km and will take you a minimum of three days to reach Thimphu.

Travel by air

There are flights to Bhutan that includes, Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodhgaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai.

It situates Paro at an elevation of 2,225 m (7300 ft.) above sea level and is hemmed in by mountains as high as 4,876 m (16,000 ft.). At present two carriers operate in Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. And there are domestic airports in Yonphula in eastern Bhutan, Bumthang in central Bhutan, and Gelephu in south-central Bhutan. A second international airport is in Gelephu along the southern flank of India.

Flying into Bhutan’s Paro International Airport is generally a breathtaking adventure as the descent into Paro valley takes you closer to the mountaintops than most other flights in the world. The flight between Paro and Kathmandu is one of the most appealing ones as the aircraft passes over four of the five highest mountains in the world. In fine weather, as you ascend higher up, you can experience the marvelous view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga at their finest.

Travelling within bhutan

Despite the considerable hurdle affected by the distant topography and the high mountain passes, all main cities and prominent places to visit are linked by an appropriate road network. However, a large aspect of the road system is the numerous curves and inclines that one will have to handle.  Besides the bends, another aspect of the road network is the precipitous climbs and descents that slow down car drives. One is however amply honored for the long and tiring car journey by the striking views of the mountains, the luscious green forests, the ancient villages, the majestic shrines and monasteries, and the many roadside diners and hotels.

We use Japanese coaster buses (20 seats) and diverse SUVs to transport our clients.