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Day 8 – Paro & out | Eight Days in Bhutan


As per Bhutan government’s policy, citizens of all countries, except from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, have to book their tour through a registered travel agent and pay US$250 per person, per day to be able to secure a permit or visa. This is mandatory!

Having said that, all expenses in this itinerary are for individual travel and does not apply to the mandated travel agency’s or tour operator’s costs. However, you can get an idea of costs, along with tips and details of places you’d like to visit.


This was my last day in Bhutan, and my return flight from Paro to Kolkata in India was scheduled for 10:50am, which means I had to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the departure, since it was international flight.

After breakfast at the hotel in Paro, I walked to the taxi stand and took a taxi to the airport. It costs BTN 300 one-way from taxi stand in Paro town to the airport which is about 4.5kms south of the city.

Druk Air plane at Paro Airport
[Druk Air plane at Paro airport]

View of the Himalayas from the airplane
[View of the Himalayas from the airplane]
A quick 1.5 hour plane ride to Kolkata and a 3-hour layover after, I took the Indigo Airlines flight from Kolkata to Mumbai, calling it an end of a fantastic trip to Bhutan!



Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate of USD 1 = BTN 71 at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult.

What Cost Notes
Coffee $0.35 BTN 25 at local restaurant.
Taxi $4.22 BTN 300 one-way from Paro city to airport.
Total Daily Costs $4.57 Per person
Overall Costs $362.44 Per person


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Paro & out

Taking flight out of Bhutan.

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