Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bangkok, Thailand | Paro, Bhutan
07 Nov 2019 | Thu
Day 01 of 13
Flight | Bangkok to Paro Bhutan
We were supposed to have a very early flight to Paro Bhutan (arrival to Paro at 7am) this morning but our group tour guides (Steve and Roger) got an early message from our Bhutanese tour guide that our flight was delayed due to bad weather/dense fog in Paro. The new scheduled flight would now be in the early afternoon.
Transport to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Now that there was not a rush to get to the airport we could take our time at breakfast. This also allowed the group to spend more time together – getting to know one another. After breakfast, we gathered our things and went down to the lobby to wait on our airport transportation. Our trip to Suvarnabhumi Airport went very smoothly and without any issues (which is something you never know about when it comes to Bangkok traffic!).
Flying with Druk Air
Our flight to Bhutan was with Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan (‘Druk’ meaning Dragon). We were told that our flight time (Bangkok – Paro) would be around 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Flight and Landing at Paro International Airport
We had a wonderful flight to Paro, Bhutan. The landing definitely lived up to the hype! As you approach the airport the pilots have to fly in between narrow mountainous terrain. This was no problem – it was going around the last mountain that was the most fun! From what I’ve read online, the pilots use a particular red cliff-side home as a focal point to align their approach. Once they reach this point, the pilots make a sharp left-hand 45-degree angle bank while aligning themselves to the runway (feels like a sharp turn in a rollercoaster). Definitely the most exhilarating landing we’ve ever experienced!