Paro Airport: Most challenging Landing

Tripoto
2nd Jun 2018
Photo of Paro Airport: Most challenging Landing by Shraddha Subramanian
Day 1

Paro Airport  is about 6 km  from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu. With surrounding mountains as high as  (18,000 ft), it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports,and only a select number of pilots are certified to land at the airport.

It was a thrilling experience and I'm glad I got to do it twice!
It's also one if the undiscovered tourist spots. There is a viewing area from where one can see the landing and take off of flights. Thought you should be lucky to get a view as there are very few flights that come to Bhutan. Hardly 4 -6 a day.

One can take a cab from Paro market area. It is a 10 min drive .It costed around INR 600 for a round trip ( bit pricey but no option as there is no Uber to the rescue here)

But it's a must do in Paro. Also the light drizzle added to the experience.

It's simply marvelous to see the flights disappearing into the mountains. Also a bit weird to see just one flight in the airport .

Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian

The View 5 mins before landing

Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian

Literally flying between two mountains. Felt like in a thriller movie flight scene

Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
Photo of Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan by Shraddha Subramanian
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