Flying to Bhutan
There are two airlines that fly into Bhutan–Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines–and their prices do not change very frequently. Just to give you an idea, we’re listing the current prices (in US Dollars) as of January 2017 for roundtrip airfare to and from a few major cities.
Kathmandu, Nepal: $412
Delhi, India: $654
Kolkata, India: $445
Mumbai, India: $760
Bangkok, Thailand: $737
If you are interested in flying into Bhutan from one city and out of Bhutan into a different city, that can also be arranged.
Flying into Bhutan’s Paro International Aiport is typically an exciting experience as the descent into Paro valley brings you closer to the mountain tops than most other flights in the world. You’re in safe hands, though, as Bhutanese pilots are specially trained to manuever into and out of this airport.
The flight between Paro and Kathmandu is one of the most exciting ones as the aircraft passes over four of the five highest mountains in the world. In fine weather, as you soar higher up, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchenjunga at their best. (We took the picture above in 2015 on our way to Bhutan from Nepal!) On your way to Bhutan, just make sure you ask for a window seat on the left side of the plane (left, that is, if you were already in your seat, looking forward toward the cockpit–aka, the ‘port’ side). Reverse it for flights returning to Kathmandu.