Most tourists and travelers going to Bhutan prefer going by flight. Paro International Airport is the only international airport to enter Bhutan by air. Flying to Paro International Airport is also known to be an exciting experience as Paro being surrounded by mountains and the mountain tops being closer. It is situated at a height of 7300 ft above sea level. There are only two airlines that connect Bhutan with the world, Druk Air(the national flag carrier) and Bhutan Airlines(Privately owned air). These airlines operate regular flights to and from Paro to Kathmandu (Nepal), Kolkata (India), Delhi (India), Gaya (India), Bangkok (Thailand) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). There are direct flights to Bhutan from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai. The most common route of flying to Paro is from Kathmandu which offers magnificent views of Himalayas – Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Kangchenjunga.