Getting around Bhutan


Domestic flights between Paro and Bumthang run intermittently.

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Road quality

The country has a fairly good internal road network with well over 3,000km (1,800 miles) of surfaced road. The average speed is less than 40kph (25mph).

The main routes run north from Phuentsholing to the western regions of Paro and Thimphu, and west-east, across the Pele La Pass and Thrumshing La Pass to the central valleys and eastern regions. The northern regions of the High Himalayas have no roads.

Tour operators arrange all internal travel for tourists, which is usually by road.