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Getting to Bhutan

By Air:
Bhutan’s only international airport is located at Paro. Druk Air is the only national flight operating in the route Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bodh Gaya, Dacca, Kathmandu and Guwahati in Assam.The flight between Paro and Kathmandu is one of the most exciting ones as the aircraft passes over 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the world. In fine weather, as you soar higher up, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu und Kangchenjunga from the window of your seat. Bhutanese visa is required to board your flight to Bhutan. For the latest Druk Air flight schedules, you may visit Drukair's website or contact info@adventure14peaks.com

By Land:
Phuntsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar in eastern Bhutan are the only land border areas open for international tourists. The town of Phuntsholing is located approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport Bagdogra. After crossing Phuntsholing, your overland journey begins its mountainous climb through endless turns and hair-pin bends till you reach Thimphu, the capital city. The travel time for the 176 km stretch can be more than 6 hours.

Gelephu in South-Central Bhutan is another entry point to Bhutan. It is approximately 250 km from Thimphu and your overland journey will take you through the sub-tropical areas of Bhutan before entering the alpine zone and then finally into Thimphu. The travel time will be about ten hours.

Samdrup Jongkhar is the only entry point in eastern Bhutan via the Indian border town of Darranga, Assam and it is approximately 150 km away from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam.Tourists entering Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar will take you to Trashigang, the largest district in the kingdom, and from there the route branches off to Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangde Phodrang and then finally into capital, Thimphu. The distance is about 700 km and will take you a minimum of three days to reach Thimphu.