The World's Most Dangerous Approach - Paro, Bhutan

  • Published on Apr 20, 2019
  • Join me on a flight with Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air) A319 from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan. Paro Airport is situated in between mountains and valleys at 7,332 ft above sea level. The approach is well considered as one of the most dangerous and most spectacular in the world. Check out the amazing landing footage.
    In addition, the flight also flew across many top 10 mountains in the world include Mt Everest.
    Join us for a spectacular and thrilling, up close, documentary look at the world’s most dangerous airport landing at Paro airport in Bhutan. Make sure you watch all the way to the end of the video to catch the sped up, bird’s eye view of the fabulous and graceful twisting and turning of the aeroplane on its approach to the landing strip of Paro airport, the sole international airport of Bhutan located six kilometres from Paro in a very deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu, and how the runway suddenly appears from nowhere. It takes a real aviation expert and a very steady hand to make a safe landing at Paro airport!
    In this video, we fly from Kathmandu airport in Nepal to Paro airport in Bhutan using Bhutan airlines. After a brief look inside Kathmandu airport’s executive airport lounge, we board our flight and meet the chief pilot of Bhutan airlines - we’re in safe hands; only a handful of trained captains are qualified and certified to land at Paro airport and it takes a minimum of eight to ten years of intensive training to become a captain.
    We examine the runway at Kathmandu airport which is very bumpy and, interestingly, has no taxiways to the main runway, necessitating the use of some tricky manoeuvres and, needless to say, keen attention paid to air traffic control.
    The flight is only forty minutes long but the flight is still packed with events and sights. In the video, we see most of the top ten highest mountains in the world within the Himalayas including Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and the tallest of all, Mount Everest. We also see the mountains of Bhutan within the Himalayan mountain range including Jomolhari and Jitchu Drake. The pictures of the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas are breath taking and we hear the captain’s opinions of why he thinks there is less snow now than there was in previous years.
    We also enjoy lunch with champagne on board and we enjoy sharing a specially made cake with the Bhutan airlines crew to celebrate our travelling with them to the legendary Paro airport of Bhutan.
    Paro airport is surrounded by mountains as high as 5500 metres and only has a single runway of length 1964 metres. Its single terminal was constructed in 1999 and it is a hub for two airlines: Bhutan airlines and Druk Air. Paro airport is such a difficult airport to land in that it can only be used in visual meteorological conditions and operational hours are restricted to daylight hours between sunrise and sunset.
    You really won’t want to miss this video focusing on the world’s most challenging airport to land at. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the scenery and the whole experience and, as always, thanks for watching!

Comments • 3 802

  • Julie Lake
    Julie Lake 2 hours ago

    He must be a good pilot but I think I’d start worrying when my pilot started praying! This is much more exciting than the Zimbabwe video Sam! I’d hate to land there in bad weather!

  • My Name
    My Name 2 hours ago

    Pilot Flying + Explaining 🙏

  • Bindu Krishnamani
    Bindu Krishnamani 4 hours ago

    🙄its highly risky

  • shakima wiggins
    shakima wiggins 5 hours ago

    Damn he's a good pilot!!!!

  • Eli Mirza
    Eli Mirza 6 hours ago

    Wow Absolutely amazing I give 5 star to the Pilot or captain as well as the person behind making this video Sam five star!! I can’t wait to go there perhaps next year 2020 I wish I”ll get the same pilot😎

  • NHR2020
    NHR2020 9 hours ago

    As always, great video Sam! Thanks...

  • BearingAway
    BearingAway 14 hours ago

    I flew this route twelve years ago and, as a passenger with little information on what to expect, the descent and landing were incredible. You definitely don't want to be filling in your landing card during the final few minutes! And, of course, Bhutan itself is utterly beautiful. Memories I will never forget...

  • Sridhar Kadambi
    Sridhar Kadambi 16 hours ago

    The pilot is exceptional. I drove to Bhutan from Hashimara on motorcycle with my brother in 1988 and still remember the beautiful hilly country full of Buddhist monasteries and peace loving people who accepted Indian Rupees in shops. Great video, thanks!

  • Vi
    Vi 16 hours ago

    The runway so scary & bumpy😲

  • Red Chilly Food And Travel

    TVclip Channel ""Tech Travel Eat" mentioned about this video. that's why most of kerala, india people watching this episode now

  • gokul nair
    gokul nair 21 hour ago

    the coolest pilot ever...

  • po lo
    po lo Day ago

    I don't think sam was too concern about the monasteries. ..he was holding it in....squeezing his buttocks 😂😂😂

  • Wulan Istri Hastari

    YaAllah..... Pengen ke sini, dong :")))

  • vyshak v
    vyshak v Day ago

    Scary approach

  • Easy Rider
    Easy Rider Day ago

    nice that the captain approaches the runway via visible landmarks
    but what do they do in cloudy rainy weather?

  • Tom W
    Tom W Day ago

    This video was shot on a sunny day with perfect visibility. Just imagine trying to make that landing in heavy rain, wind and cloud cover with limited visibility.

  • Glenn Heiselman
    Glenn Heiselman Day ago

    I guess you kiss your ass goodbye if the captain should die in flight?

  • Rick Williams
    Rick Williams Day ago

    Pray to Him... (Father help them and keep them safe.) Good landing Captain.

  • MercedesFan
    MercedesFan Day ago

    Amazing views! Definitely a winner

  • hank wilts
    hank wilts Day ago

    Seeing the captain praying for a safe landing is bad enough. What makes it worse is seeing the car sat nav stuck to the cockpit window.

  • justin apua
    justin apua Day ago

    Respect to both pilot's.

  • Indra Dwikki Dharmawan

    wow last minute runway in sight

  • Jia Xm
    Jia Xm Day ago

    This finally landing looks exactly like FSX with Paro add on. lol

  • Anusha S Nair
    Anusha S Nair Day ago

    Tech Travel Eat kand Ivede vanna njn

    JACKIE WANG Day ago

    Airbus No. 1!

  • zapfanzapfan
    zapfanzapfan Day ago +3

    Whatever you do, don't distract the pilot during approach! :-)
    That is the most beautiful airport I have seen.

  • Jacob Collins
    Jacob Collins 2 days ago

    so much for a sterile flight deck

  • bowoR
    bowoR 2 days ago

    As I know, there is not direct fly from my country to Bhutan.

  • Shannon Mould
    Shannon Mould 2 days ago

    Global warming? If you really believe global warming is real, quit your job. Think of the carbon footprint of airports and the amount of fuel you burn on every flight that you fly. What a hypocrite and a fool.

  • blastman8888
    blastman8888 2 days ago

    Wonder if they land there in the winter

  • ARG 1971
    ARG 1971 2 days ago

    Great country, excellent pilot and crew, amazing video!

  • Note of Music
    Note of Music 2 days ago +1

    Love the way the pilot was communicating.very informative video.thnx

  • aerlial360
    aerlial360 2 days ago

    Fantastic Sam. Thanks for sharing what an amazing passion you have for flying. I'll bet the crosswinds there can add just as much to the treachery.

  • Paw X Paw
    Paw X Paw 2 days ago +1

    0:25 Food looks nice and healthy.. I always wonder if the pre flight checklist routine happens before every flight or just the ones where there is a camera present? 7:59 Two lovely females, champagne with cake.. I bet he has had worse times..

    • Paw X Paw
      Paw X Paw Day ago +1

      @James G I suppose considering the amount of lives at stake, if anything goes wrong.... it is a necessary thing to do.

    • James G
      James G 2 days ago

      Paw X Paw checklist are a way of life with pilots. They are always accomplished. Pilots understand their importance to a safe flight.
      Beyond that, keep in mind pilots are always being recorded. There is a cockpit voice recorder which records everything the pilots say in commercial flight.



  • Comrade Walrus
    Comrade Walrus 2 days ago +3

    Seeing him navigating trough the valley is fun to watch, its like an airliner dogfight chasing another plane....😅

  • syncmaster915n
    syncmaster915n 3 days ago

    The view of Mt Everest is probably worth the price of the airplane ticket. Bhutan though, what a beautiful country!

  • Fierce for Heaven17
    Fierce for Heaven17 3 days ago

    May the TRUE God of the Universe be with you brother !

  • Mobile Gamer 12
    Mobile Gamer 12 3 days ago

    Why Co-Pilot Doesnt Have Any Stripes?

  • Francisco Maldonado
    Francisco Maldonado 3 days ago

    😳 and I thought landing in Tegucigalpa was challenging. Well done!

  • Samuel Gessesse
    Samuel Gessesse 3 days ago


  • Rudy Domkowsky
    Rudy Domkowsky 3 days ago

    What did he out of it a free Flight😂

  • Ohmloud
    Ohmloud 3 days ago

    30, 20 10, retard retard retard retard.. Damn rude robotvoice !

  • Del Stanley
    Del Stanley 3 days ago

    10:56 I bet Sam Chui is thinking about now---"hey, how 'bout a little less praying and a lot more flying!"

  • Del Stanley
    Del Stanley 3 days ago

    This landing is sort of like the landing I remember in 1980 at the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. Instead of monasteries though you had apartment buildings. As you weaved through the mountains you would see people hanging out their laundry on their patios.

  • javier sierra
    javier sierra 3 days ago

    It looks like Luckla

  • Sonam Thopten
    Sonam Thopten 3 days ago

    Sir, Bhutan is between India Nepal and Tibet not a China. Have a nice day.

  • suraj gurung education

    Nice video n flight from Nepal

  • Dhuan Absa
    Dhuan Absa 3 days ago

    He's so gay to travel!

  • SmokingKills WeedDoesnt
    SmokingKills WeedDoesnt 3 days ago +12

    No landings at Paro Airport after Sunset..
    Only 18 pilots aare qualified to land at this Airport.

  • Prabhakar Mishra
    Prabhakar Mishra 4 days ago

    So much love to Bhutan airlines

  • ItsMeNalan IMN
    ItsMeNalan IMN 4 days ago

    U r unofficially the richest person in the sky

  • Aloysius Sujah
    Aloysius Sujah 4 days ago +2

    Excellent captain then explains the view from the cockpit like a tourist guide..bravo!!

  • AltRockLover
    AltRockLover 4 days ago

    That runway must be hell on those planes!

  • Arup Ratan Saha
    Arup Ratan Saha 4 days ago

    Wow.. Excellent video.

  • Jim Cook
    Jim Cook 4 days ago

    That thing keeps yellin RETARD RETARD RETARD I start beatin it with a hammer!!! Way to be You Tube throwin those 2 little adds in just as the plane is about to land ( you commercial whores) why do you think I got rid of cable tv. ( Besides the fact that cable tv is shit) Bastards

  • Andrey Ivanov
    Andrey Ivanov 4 days ago

    wow...what a curve before landing...

  • aBdUl JaLeEl cHuKkAn

    ടെക് travel eat ൽ പറയുന്നുണ്ട്. പക്ഷെ ഭൂട്ടാൻparo എയർ പോർട്ട്‌ എന്ന് സേർച്ച്‌ ചെയ്തപ്പോൾ അതാ വരുന്നു ഭക്തൻ പറഞ്ഞ കക്ഷി..
    😁 😁

  • John Murphy
    John Murphy 4 days ago

    It's good the passengers don't see the Captain praying...

  • Mike Van In
    Mike Van In 4 days ago

    Great job on the production of this difficult video, Sam.

  • Ariel Segal
    Ariel Segal 4 days ago

    Just Amazing!!!

  • Adeel Ahmad
    Adeel Ahmad 4 days ago

    I thought chitral [small city betwen mountains] landing was the toughest I've been through but this is amazing. You only see the runway just half a minute before landing. Salute to the captains doing an awesome job

  • farhana illyas
    farhana illyas 4 days ago +1

    Tech travel eat fans like here

  • Vin711
    Vin711 4 days ago

    love Bhutan from India

    JETSAM AVIATION 4 days ago +1


  • Arasan 94
    Arasan 94 4 days ago

    Well mannered and polite crew.

  • ദശമൂലം ദാമു

    Tech travel eat की jaii

  • unsolved 23
    unsolved 23 4 days ago

    Nice video.... Love from india

  • Sourav R Nath
    Sourav R Nath 4 days ago +36

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  • Augustin Tommy
    Augustin Tommy 4 days ago +2

    Amazing vidéo 👍🏾😮😮
    Thanks you

  • Martin Smith
    Martin Smith 4 days ago

    Very professional crew

  • Bay Of Bengal
    Bay Of Bengal 5 days ago

    Only specially trained pilots are able to land an aircraft at this particular airport.

  • William Sessions
    William Sessions 5 days ago

    What a simplistic cockpit! WOW

  • Gods own country
    Gods own country 5 days ago

    Tech travel eat sujith

  • scarecrow
    scarecrow 5 days ago

    That looked pretty easy. Big cross winds might make it fun.

  • Dwight Turner
    Dwight Turner 5 days ago +3

    Here, hold my beer. I can make that landing. And save me some of that cake.

  • Bunsky
    Bunsky 5 days ago


  • Bunsky
    Bunsky 5 days ago

    AT 11:15 BOLLOX TO THE MONASTRYS..........KEEP YOUR EYES ON ROAD IN FRONT...............STREWTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • moises perez
    moises perez 5 days ago

    The are following the river to find the airport 😃😃👌👌👍👍

  • Doak 1948
    Doak 1948 5 days ago

    Very good pilot.

  • sonny rumlaklak
    sonny rumlaklak 5 days ago

    Wow.. good job for cap..

  • anu anu
    anu anu 5 days ago


  • rahul mahendra
    rahul mahendra 5 days ago +5

    I have just come back from a vacation trip to Bhutan. It's a beautiful country, the people are friendly , the government is efficient and thoughtful. The views are spectacular, as a Hindu , I could naturally bond with Buddhist culture. Love you Bhutan🇧🇹

  • Dan Amo
    Dan Amo 5 days ago

    Imagine how hard it must be to land in low-visibility, bad weather, or at night !?! Everyone prays then, not just Captain.

    • SmokingKills WeedDoesnt
      SmokingKills WeedDoesnt 3 days ago

      No landings at Paro Airport after Sunset..
      Only 18 pilots aare qualified to land at this Airport.

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    JOSEKUTTY GEORGE 5 days ago

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  • Sunil Thakur
    Sunil Thakur 5 days ago +2

    🤣🤣🤣 pilot said ice reduced due to GW,,,main reason ur jetfuel

    • Prabhakar Mishra
      Prabhakar Mishra 4 days ago

      Achha?, Only jet fuel, tumhari gadi se kya hawan ka dhuwan nikalta hsi

  • Rich Green
    Rich Green 5 days ago

    This is by far the best post and the best footage I have seen on the internet and definitely the best flight I've ever had!! Being a previous small craft pilot, I have watched quite a bit of posts regarding heavy jumbos and their take offs and approaches. This was so well done and although I am sure the pilot has done this approach many times, he sure does make it look easy. Great stuff, Sam, excellent job Sir! I'll fly with you any day!

    ADITYAA GAMER 5 days ago

    Best video ever seen sir

  • foofoo blenda
    foofoo blenda 5 days ago

    close it or make it safe
    this shows why certain people run the world andf others glory in their stupidity

  • mujeeb rehman
    mujeeb rehman 5 days ago

    Sujith ettan uyirr😍tech travel eat adi like

  • suc ഇ കെ
    suc ഇ കെ 5 days ago +1

    Keep posting this type of videos.....good job

  • pilotrt
    pilotrt 5 days ago

    That's using all the tar huh.

  • Soren Utpal
    Soren Utpal 5 days ago

    Flight journey seem very interesting

  • puBg LoVeR PuBg LoVeR
    puBg LoVeR PuBg LoVeR 5 days ago +65

    സുജിത് ഭായിയുടെ വീഡിയോ കണ്ടു വന്നവർ ഉണ്ടോ ലൈക്‌ ചെയ്യൂ 😍😍💓

  • B J
    B J 6 days ago

    Wow - what an approach! Talk about committed to the landing. Great vid.

  • Craig Winstanley
    Craig Winstanley 6 days ago

    Fabulous video ~ this was a fantastic share. Many thanks, you made my day !
    Hope i can do this trip one day!
    A magical place.

  • Peter Lafayette
    Peter Lafayette 6 days ago

    monastery there, monastery there,and monastery there, any of you loafers have a job?

  • coffee mug
    coffee mug 6 days ago +1

    Maybe I just came out of a cave and or probably a warm hole but how the hell did you get a multiple free access to the the cake & champagne!! That's one hell of a life you living there Sam!!