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. However, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.