We wish to visit Bhutan in October. We know we will need an Agency such as yours to arrange for the Druk Air flight to Paro (PBH) from one of the Druk Air gateway airports such as Dhaka (DAC), Kolkata (CCU) or Kathmandu (KTM). We are about to purchase tickets from our home overseas to one of these gateway airports for the connection to Druk Air. The Druk Air schedule for October, 2014, shows two flights #KB401 departing KTM for PBH on Thursdays, one leaving KTM at 8:45am, and another leaving KTM at 1300 hours (1pm); is this correct? If we are scheduled to come from overseas and land at KTM at 6:15am, is there likely to be enough time to take the Druk Air flight scheduled to leave KTM at 8:45am (scheduled to land at PBH at 10:20am)? Will there likely be enough time to retrieve our luggage from the incoming flight, pass through any passport controls, customs, immigration, exit, and othe formalities, check in with our luggage at Druk Air, and pass through any security controls and board the 8:45am flight to PBH? We read that in October, KTM often has delays due to morning fog. What is the probability that the scheduled arrivals and departures on an October morning will be delayed due to fog or other weather concerns, and how should that affect visitor planning?

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Hello M, Kenn: First of, there is only one flight by Druk Air for this October, which is planned to depart at around 1PM. Another new airline – Bhutan Airline is planning to commence its flight as well starting May 2014 but there is no way to know for sure.
To your second question, if your flight arrives in the morning 6:15Am in Kathmandu and if you trying to connect same day around 8:45AM it is not recommended, if there is a flight.
There may not be enough time to retrieve your luggage, go through immigration etc and check in again. Besides, as you yourself pointed, due to weather flights are not always in time.
Delays due to low fog in Kathmandu can be more frequent after November, and through-out the winter months (up till mid Feb). October and November, March and April are generally good. In the summer there are sometimes delays due to excessive rains or wind.
But we are talking of weather, which can change any time, especially in the Himalayas. It all boils down to how much time you have. If you are extremely short on time, then you have to take chance with weather. Otherwise plan on extra time, extra day and contingent time . These will save lots of hurdles.

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