Landing in the Himalayas
Landing at this airport is extremely difficult because the pilots have to land in a very steep valley.
They have to fly on sight, can’t rely on their instruments to bring them in for a safe landing.
So when it’s foggy or rainy, planes can’t land at Paro international airport.
As you fly in to Paro, you see mountain ranges to your left and right on both sides of the plane.
The plane descends slowly, following every turn of the valley, and you feel like you can almost reach out and touch the houses and trees outside your airplane window.
No wonder pilots claim that this is the most difficult airport to land a plane safely.