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When to visit Bhutan

You can visit Bhutan any time of the year. There is no ‘appropriate season’ as such, which is to say that Bhutan’s warm and temperate climate, never-ending festivals and rich and abundant heritage sites provide visitors with a wide array of experiences throughout the year across the country.

Bhutan has all four seasons and the climate varies widely depending on the altitude.

Spring (March April & May) is thought the most beautiful time of the year, resplendent and ablaze with a spectacular array of bright colors. Also, it is the time to witness the famous Paro tsechu festival.

Paro Festival

Paro Festival

 

The autumn (September, October & November) is lovely with clear and crisp blue skies, providing a grand view of some of the tallest unclimbed mountains in the world. It is the best time for trekking and for traveling.

Bhutan Mountain Lake

Lake, Trekking camp site.

 

June, July & August is monsoon season. During these months, Bhutan receives more rainfall than any other region in the Himalayas. Glorious sapphire skies and warm weather is a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest.

A view of Lake Tshophu

 

Winter (December, January & February) is sunny, cool and agreeable to say the least. Much of the east-west highway remains snowbound during winter. It is best time to tour western districts of Paro, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu and Haa.

Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha Valley

Seasons

High Season (March, April, May, September, October & November).

  • The weather is best in spring and autumn.
  • Himalayan views are best in October.
  • Rhododendron blooms peak in March and April.

Mid Season (December, January & February).

  • The weather is still good, though it can be cold in December and January.

Low Season (June, July & August).

  • Monsoon rains and leeches put an end to most treks.
  • High altitude flowers are at their peak blooming season.

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